Brighton

28. July 2014

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Brighton

It was the penultimate weekend of the summer semester. What better way to spend the day than by the sea in Brighton? Of course, then we looked at the weather forecast. Rain, thunderstorms, more rain… Despite the bleak weather prospects, a full house of students turned up outside the London Centre ready to board the […]

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25. July 2014

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Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

For many of you, this semester marks the end of your study abroad experience and you will be returning back to the States. Though a lot is made of the culture shock when you arrive in a new country, we don’t hear much about what happens when you go back home. Reverse culture shock can […]

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21. July 2014

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Things to do before you leave

Things to do before you leave

Things to do before you leave. Where do we start? We have had a lot of fun trying to think of places you may not have been before so hopefully we inspire you with the following suggestions. Cambridge The beautifully historic city of Cambridge is a great day tip from London. The city boasts endless […]

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18. July 2014

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Buckingham Palace Visit

Buckingham Palace Visit

On Saturday 12 July, on a glorious summer day in London, we met at the Victoria statue, opposite the famous gates to Buckingham Palace for our visit to the Royal Mews and Gallery of the Queen’s official London residence, Buckingham Palace. The streets were packed as our visit coincided with the pomp and ceremony of […]

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16. July 2014

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Natalie checks out YALC

Natalie checks out YALC

Last Saturday Natalie Crown, our Student Services Coordinator, went along to YALC at Earls Court. The event was a great celebration of books and readers, and Natalie has written up an account of her day below. This weekend saw the first EVER UK Young Adult Literature Convention take place at London Film and Comic Con. […]

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14. July 2014

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Getting to the Airport

Getting to the Airport

With the end of semester just around the corner, it will soon be time for you to depart back to the US. The semester has flown by and the next few weeks will be gone in a flash. Therefore, to help you save money and time, we have devised a quick guide on the best ways […]

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11. July 2014

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James’ ride from London to Paris

James’ ride from London to Paris

Last weekend, James Ballantyne, the Internship Programme Coordinator here in London, cycled 300 km from London to Paris off-road. Check out his account of the 3 day ride.   When my alarm went off at 5:30 on the Saturday morning, I questioned why I had signed up. Why am I getting up this early to […]

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9. July 2014

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Reminder: Competitions!

Reminder: Competitions!

The end of the semester is (sadly) fast approaching. Before you know it we will all be at the end of semester event (check the facebook group for more information) reminiscing about the good times of orientation and lamenting the fact that you will all be saying goodbye to our unpredictable weather. But before all […]

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7. July 2014

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The London Bridges Walk

The London Bridges Walk

On Friday staff and students will be taking part in our annual fundraiser. This year, we are tackling the London Bridges Walk. We are raising money for CANCER RESEARCH UK. More than 1 in 3 people in the UK will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.   The London Bridges Walk will start […]

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4. July 2014

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Preparing for Finals

Preparing for Finals

As finals loom large, it can be easy to slip into bad habits due to feeling overwhelmed or anxious. There is no need for this to happen, and we have put together a helpful list that should aid you in keeping yourself organized and focused. If you do all of these things, you’re going to […]

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