Travel Swansea

Swansea; it doesn’t matter how you ended up here, there will come a time when you will have had enough of watching Netflix from...

LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE: How to start

In an increasingly globalised world, the learning of at least one foreign language is something that all culturally engaged individuals (should) aspire to. To...

Study Abroad: From Applicant to Co-ordinator

Studying abroad as part of a degree programme can be a simultaneously thrilling and daunting process. This proves to be true for the dedicated...

Italy: At a glance

With a long Mediterranean coastline, unlimited 24-hour wine fountains and inspiring gastronomy, it is no wonder Italy is a world favourite destination all year...

Staying healthy while travelling: Keeping fit and eating well

Travelling is medicine for the mind, the body and most importantly the soul. It feeds our desires, inspires our imagination and provokes our feelings...

Travel Hacks: Which Apps to download and why?

Organising flights, accommodation and activities can be a stressful task to endure, but today in 2018 there is an abundance of apps which make...

An insight into studying in Geneva

The second most populous city in Switzerland, Geneva is arguably perfectly located surrounded by mountains and next to a lake (Lake Geneva). As well...

LANGUAGE STUDENTS Making the most of your year abroad

by Meryl Hanmer Embarking on your year abroad is both daunting and exhilarating in equal measures. It is without doubt the most exhilarating fifteen months...

SOLO TRAVEL: It isn’t as scary as you think!

by Meryl Hanmer Whilst I understand the desire to share treasured moments abroad with friends, there is an equally compelling case why solo travel makes...

TRAVEL HACKS: Picking the perfect hostel

by Meryl Hanmer Although the thought of staying in a dorm room with complete strangers is a daunting prospect for many, (it certainly was for...

Belgium: At a glance

By Meryl Hanmer Bearing the scars of centuries worth of wars, battles and invasions, Belgium is a place of pilgrimage for all those looking to...

THE POST-TRANSLATION PROCESS ― what is it and why is it...

By: Meryl Hanmer Last time, in ‘THE PRE-TRANSLATION PROCESS – what is it and why is it useful?’, I debunked the myth that translators dive...

THE PRE-TRANSLATION PROCESS – what is it and why is it...

By: Meryl Hanmer There is a lot more to translation than meets the eye. The essence of the translation process is to transform a piece...

TRAVEL HACKS: packing your backpack

by Meryl Hanmer Packing is one aspect of travelling that many people dread doing. It’s all too easy to either pack the wrong things or...

Sweden: At a glance

by Meryl Hanmer From every direction, the most inexplicably beautiful landscapes await in the sparsely populated Nordic country of Sweden. From the steep alpine peaks...

A Griswold’s adventures – Studying in Swansea

by Karli Walleser We have a running joke in my family about traveling; we call ourselves the Griswolds. Now for those of you who don’t...

Paris in photos

By: Emily Maybanks From 15th until 18th February 2018, I was on the Paris trip, run by the Travel Shop and the Students' Union. It...

Life at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

By: Elizabeth Watt I’ve been studying at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since August. I’ve met so many amazing people here, my classes...

Travelling on a student budget

by Meryl Hanmer How I visited twenty-six countries in a fifteen-month period on a student’s budget. After finishing my final exam of my second year, I...

Poland at a glance

By Meryl Hanmer Each year, more and more visitors are drawn to the great Polish cities, including Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk. Each city offers its...

My top five European destinations

by Meryl Hanmer Europe is famous as the continent of culture; with centuries’ worth of history and tradition entwined in every city or each country....

So, I Joined a Sorority…

By Shannon Jones We’ve all heard the stereotypes of the sorority girl: the pretty, popular, stuck-up girls that aren’t too sharp when it comes to...

Traveling in Style with Brendan Sheerin

By Sarah Harris The red cards are poised, the Segways are on standby and our favourite tour guide is back in business. Brendan Sheerin is pinning...

Going Dutch – My Adventures in the land of the bikes,...

By Lauren Putt It’s hard to believe that over a year ago I was getting ready to embark on my third year abroad in Nijmegen,...

Very British Year Abroad Problems

While on a year abroad in Geneva, Switzerland and Forlì, Italy, Emily Maybanks found herself feeling very British and it inspired her to write a list of...

Ten things I’ve learnt about Canada in ten days

English Literature student Molly Dowrick writes about first impressions of her study abroad year at Trent University Peterborough in Ontario, Canada.  Canadians are friendly -...