A Picture of Mira


Hometown / Country: Kortesjärvi/Finland
A Levels: Finnish, English, Maths, Biology, Geography
Degree: Geography
Stage of Study: Second Year
Interests at Uni: Geography in general, nerdy things, socials, saving the world!

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What happens in 2nd Year Geography?

At the beginning of this summer, most 2nd year geography students, both human and physical, are finally starting their dissertation. We have been working hard this past spring to put together a research question that will win Nobel-prizes and stop poverty, and now is the time to put all we have learned on fieldtrips and practicals into action.

Computer vs pen and paper

Hello everybody!! So, it’s nearly time for the exam season and I bet we are all waiting for it to pass so that we can pack our bags and start to enjoy the summer holiday! Now it’s not the time though, and that is why I’m going to provide you with some note-taking tips for
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Explore the North East of England

Hello!! It’s finally the Easter holidays and a four week break from uni life, so it’s time to make the most of living in the UK. Using your break wisely is very important, and some of you will have deadlines just after the break so studying is an unfortunate must for some. However, there are other
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Reasons to love Geography: Fieldtrips

Hello everyone! The Geography department travels a lot, and as a student I get  to see lots of the beautiful British countryside. The first year starts with a short, overnight trip to Hadrian’s wall and Vindolanda, where the main goal is to get to know each other and bond. Last spring our trip headed to the Lake
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Freshers at Henderson

Hello everyone! I spent my first year at Henderson Hall, it’s a few miles off the campus and often requires a transportation of some sort to get in and out from the city. But I loved it. I was one of the lucky ones to have Old Hall as my home, the “nicest” one of
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Why Newcastle, and why me?

Hello everybody!!! I am an EU student, some would say I’m international. However, I’m studying abroad and I’m a lot further from home than my fellow Finns back home. Every time I meet new people and they find out that I’m foreign, they ask me why England? and why Newcastle? Where do I start?? I was
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