Loughborough Student Life

Posts by Gemma Wilkie

Travelling back to Loughborough

So recently I have been on a road trip down the South West of Australia! Our journey was from Perth, to Mandurah, Bunbury, Bussleton, Yallingup, Margaret River, Augusta, Walpole, Albany and back to Perth.

Loughborough Walks on Water

Hi Guys, So it is coming up to Christmas and it seems rather strange having warm weather here in Oz. You can’t really sing the song ‘White Christmas’, unless you’re referring to your sun cream!

The Reality Card

So it’s my third month in Australia, and I’m posting pictures of many different beach trips, with my mum like ‘Gem where’s the photos of you in your lectures?’.

A Sunny September in Oz

Hi all, so it’s September and that means Australia is getting warmer (not complaining)! It honestly seems like yesterday I arrived in Perth, but I’ve been here for two months now, which is the longest holiday ever. It’s genuinely like a completely new world. I can’t express how much it feels like I’ve just borrowed […]

Drama down under!

If you read my initial blog, the plan was to study abroad at Virginia Tech in the USA. Well change of plan… I am currently studying at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia as part of my degree.

How to make yourself more employable

So its summer and I’m expecting most of you will be reading this because A) you’re looking for a summer job, B) thinking about life after university, or C) because your ‘dream job’ turned out not so great.

Two golden Labradors at a puppy petting session.

How to deal with stress

The start of university for me was very much like coursework, revision, coursework, revision, and then as a break I’d probably treat myself to some coursework… You know, just for a change. Well yeh I kind of made it hard for myself, just a little bit…. I worked long hours, no breaks. There was a […]

Life beyond lectures

The exam period is here and it’s easy to forget what’s going on elsewhere. Loughborough offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, from societies and sports clubs to volunteering.

The ways I study at Loughborough

You may wonder how students manage to have both a social life, sleep and uphold their degree (I have no idea how we do it).  But I’m going to go for the typical cliché explanation “you need good time management skills”, which unfortunately you can’t buy on eBay (sorry). However, the support available here at […]

Why I chose Loughborough

It’s that time of year when prospective students are choosing firm and insurance choice for University. Going to be honest this is one of the most stressful decisions, you’re sat there thinking ‘what if I choose the wrong place?’, ‘what if I don’t like it there?’ Well, the truth is you’re not going to know, […]