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Disclaimer: This blog is a stripped page from my memoir; a mere account of personal experience when the nation locked itself to battle the pandemic. It is not a preaching made in public service. 23rd March 2020, Monday marked the beginning of lockdown in the United Kingdom and the end...

Last Monday, the 22nd of June for those of you who may not know or have only recently discovered (myself included) is a day that has come to be known as Windrush Day. It is a day that is used to remember the migrants that arrived in Britain from the...

COVID-19 has had a drastic impact on the education sector, with students sent home to observe social distancing and study shifted to online. While our education has continued, learning isn’t the only reason students travel to study at university. It’s the social life outside of school work that contributes to...

When I first arrived in the University of Leeds at the end of September 2019, I was beyond excited to start my education and meet different people. I have always enjoyed being around other international students with different backgrounds and experiences to share. And I was so delighted to hear...

I remember vividly when I chose the 6 weeks pre-sessional course and arrived in the UK. I left my home country, Korea on the first weekend of August and started taking the course the next Monday. The reason why I chose the pre-sessional course was to improve my English skills,...

Don’t hesitate to follow your heart and don’t wait till you are fully prepared! With this thought in mind- I was officially elected to be the first International Officer at on the Leeds University Union exec board. Why I wanted to campaign Each year, there are 6 officers who work...

The only reason I took the pre-sessional program was that this is my first time to study abroad. I had never practised my English in a formal academic environment nor had a formal academic debate using English. It would be totally different between speaking English in a daily conversation with...

The idea came to my mind not long before the deadline. Like the Leeds squirrels that always unexpectedly scamper into my vision, the idea fascinated me but I was not so sure of the ways to capture it. I decided to talk about the relationship between attacks during the COVID-19...

I love Leeds. A perfectly sized city (not too big and not too small), it bursts with life, culture, and a fantastic food scene. But if you come to study here from a far-away place —it’s exactly 11,233 kilometres, or almost 7,000 miles, for me—, it might be a good...

Hey, I’m Vaiva, a Philosophy, Politics and Economics student from Lithuania. With Simran, Suhaib, Sara, and Shiwei we are going to tell you about our experiences of shifting to online learning and adapting to a new online system of education…let me start… Vaiva: Learning to appreciate the little things… To...