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Josephine Gaupholm

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Why I chose to study in the UK - Josie

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Nov 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

“Life is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page” St. Augustine

 

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Topics: England, travel, Why study in the UK

Halloween in the UK

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Nov 6, 2017 4:48:02 PM

What is not to love about October? It is the perfect time to cozy up in your favorite sweater and sip on a cup of, well, pumpkin flavored anything while cracking open a new novel. October is a time for walks in the changing leaves, brisk morning runs, and of course Halloween. A classic holiday in North America, I was prepared for jack-o-lanterns adorning every doorstep, cheesy gravestones on lawns, and human-sized bags of candy being sold in shops. Alas, this is not the reality over here in fair old England. Halloween, although gaining steam, is just not as big or built-up as it is back home. Pumpkins do fill giant tubs in the entrances of grocery stores, and you may find a shop window or two covered in fake spider webs, but the overall extravagance of Halloween is sadly lost. Despite the lack of decoration, there is still plenty to do on the scariest night of the year!

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Topics: Graduate, Master, postgraduate, Halloween

My First Days in the UK: Deciding, Arriving, and Thriving

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Oct 3, 2017 4:10:25 PM

Meet Josephine, one of our bloggers for the 2017-18 academic year!  Josephine is studying at the University of Leeds.

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Topics: Graduate, Master, England, Leeds