A Canadian in Town #3: London-bound

It's a bittersweet ending to a ten-day adventure! Michael headed off to Manchester on the Sunday 25th September to meet a friend for lunch and head on to the airport to fly to Edinburgh. Whilst I resumed the university working life, he went off to see the Scottish sights. On Wednesday I knew Michael was due … Continue reading A Canadian in Town #3: London-bound

A Canadian in Town #2: York, British Food & the Peaks

Michael's second day in Nottingham started off with bright sunshine and a walk around the University of Nottingham campus. It was great to show him what the Ningbo campus in China had in comparison with the original and rather large British one. We took a photo by the statue of the Chinese lion because it … Continue reading A Canadian in Town #2: York, British Food & the Peaks

being a postgraduate and a “fresher” simultaneously

So it’s 21:07 on a Monday evening, the 26th September. I am no longer just a language student, but a post-graduate language student. Does that sound as fancy as an M&S advert? I hope so. It is the first day of being a postgraduate student at Sheffield and I’m sat writing this by candlelight.  Why? Although it … Continue reading being a postgraduate and a “fresher” simultaneously

A Canadian in Town #1: a tour of Nottingham

So the end of the summer is where the fun started. Well, as part of the excitement for the year that is to come.  My friend Michael who is from Montreal, Canada, came to the UK to visit for two weeks. We met when we were both at Ningbo Nottingham University as part of our … Continue reading A Canadian in Town #1: a tour of Nottingham