Monthly Archives: November 2013

Preparation for University

To my shame, I have to admit that the only relevant reading I intentionally did before coming to university was the lengthy email suggesting possible preparatory readings. This email was sent out by the Head of School; recommending a list

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Starting University: Finding and choosing your readings

A couple of weeks before the start of the course, we were mailed an offer for purchasing the books we will need. In my case, four books for psychology at a discounted cost of £220 (see Picture 1). That’s a

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Pre-university Reading

During my gap year I began to read popular and accessible books relating to Human Geography. I found books such as “The End of Poverty” (Jeffrey Sachs) and “The Bottom Billion” (Paul Collier) of particular interest. They introduced me to

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Starting University

Packing for university on the morning of departure may not have been the best tactic to guarantee a stress-free Mum. Once I had overcome the stubborn holdall zips and the wardrobe dilemmas, triumphantly I waddled downstairs with bulging bags and

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Optimistic Feeling of a Forthcoming Year

Leaving my home country and arriving in the UK, and later on campus, really made me optimistic about my future –probably because I did not even in my dreams imagine the campus would be so big, actually as big as

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First post

After a fairly overwhelming Freshers week, I am now being fully immersed into university life at Sussex. I have experienced my first geography lectures, seminars as well as the Geography Society social event. I was reassured by meeting Dr Haberly,

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