International Office - Aberystwyth University

Things I wish I knew when Arriving to Aber…

Make use of Student Societies – it is not only a perfect opportunity to develop your hobbies and passions but also meet new people and socialise! You will never have more free time than on your 1st year so make the best of it and do some great stuff. Know your bank balance – at… Continue reading Things I wish I knew when Arriving to Aber…

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A (half)week of children and language barriers

Today is Thursday and it’s already the end of my working week. Nope, I haven’t quit or been fired, apparently that’s just how it works so I’m now in the not unpleasant situation of having 6 days off! The law in France states that an adult can work a maximum of 35 hours per week… Continue reading A (half)week of children and language barriers

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Staying Safe Whilst Travelling

I’ve recently started to solo travel and I’ve had to relearn everything I thought I knew about staying safe whilst travelling. My old trick of standing in a pair facing each other so you can watch your companion’s bag is no longer useful, nor can I share items to reduce luggage. But whether wandering round… Continue reading Staying Safe Whilst Travelling

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Playing at Being a Grown-up

This is it! The INSUP course has finished and tomorrow I will be starting my foray into the world of actual grown up people work where I will be responsible for others and it will actually matter if I don’t understand what they say!!! I’m panicking, there’s no other word for it. But in true… Continue reading Playing at Being a Grown-up