The festive season in the land of Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets in Germany are definitely one of the largest tourist attractions every winter. The public squares and streets in cities and small towns are filled with stalls, laden with everything from sweet food to wooden crafts, ceramics, tourist items, and hats. My stay in Germany wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t visit some … More The festive season in the land of Christmas Markets

Bayreuth Sommeruni

Last year I was accepted for my year abroad at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. Whilst this was an incredible opportunity I was worried about one thing: I couldn’t speak a single word of German. The summer university language courses are honestly a life-saver, with the tuition fees for the entire course being subsidised by … More Bayreuth Sommeruni

First month abroad

I’ve now lived in Leipzig for just under a month so I thought it would be good to share my experience here so far on this blog. Leipzig is a truly amazing place – lots of people refer to it as ‘Hypezig’ or ‘a smaller/better Berlin’ and I can really see why. There’s so much … More First month abroad

Eating Abroad

Abby Posner – University of Sydney, Australia This may look like your regular, student living style burger, but in reality… it’s kangaroo. Kangaroo meat is as common in Australia as beef is in the UK (or at least so it seems based on my experience so far grocery shopping in Coles supermarket). Kangaroo doesn’t taste … More Eating Abroad


You never know where friendships you make during your time at Uni are going to take you. Last weekend Jakub and I spent a weekend in Munich visiting our friend Johannes, a former exchange student in Leeds who lived with us in Dev while we were in our first year. After spending seven hours on … More Oktoberfest

26 Days in Germany

This summer I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend a month on a funded summer school studying at the University of Bayreuth, located in north Bavaria Germany. The first thing someone told me when I said I was going on a summer school was “a month won’t be enough time”. How right … More 26 Days in Germany