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Accommodation woes at the University of Birmingham (Rousse)

The renamed, but not refurbished, Mason Hall on the Vale at the University of Birmingham was to be our home for our Masters year. Once again I was sharing accommodation with HJ and SL, although this time it was not … Continue reading

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Paris waves freeze on last day of finals (Rousse)

I took my last final exam on the day that the Paris waves froze. My entire cohort was gathered there in summer dresses – even DM, slim and beautiful in red, yellow and blue. I had done no revision at … Continue reading

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Doctoral degree entry requirements: Oxford and Edinburgh (Rousse)

All the others were clutching revision notes as we entered the exam hall. I had nothing in my hands because I had done no preparation whatsoever. So what if SH got a first and I failed? Then I started to … Continue reading

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Andrew Lawrence, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, a stranded bride, and the ruler of the universe (Rousse)

We headed up the M6, keen to reach our destination in time to take part in the 10k race, my final exams, and the graduation ceremony. We were grateful not to be travelling in the opposite direction. A light aircraft … Continue reading

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Knowledge management revision disappointment (Rousse)

Although he had already graduated, PN was keen to come along to my Knowledge Management revision classes again. A man in a wheelchair accompanied him. Of course I wasn’t surprised when their initial enthusiasm wore off after a couple of … Continue reading

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I was due to sit an exam about ‘Barcelona’ and decided to watch a documentary about the city’s most famous film director. An actor, speaking directly to camera said: “Of course, all this took place when he was going through … Continue reading

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Faerie Queene revision strategy (Rousse)

ST claimed that he’d done no revision, but I didn’t believe him. What was certain, however, was that I was yet to open Spenser’s Faerie Queene. I didn’t even have a copy of the poem in my possession and the … Continue reading

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