Enjoying the sun whilst writing my thesis

Hi! I’m Nikki. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. After I arrived in Bournemouth in September last year, the weather quickly turned into winter. As I’m not leaving until September this year, I get to see a lovely summer in… Read more »

Pack for all weather

Hi, I’m Nikki. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. As I came to the UK by car, I could bring anything I need, but not everyone is as lucky. Let me tell you about the stuff that I felt was… Read more »

Study Skills: the Netherlands vs the UK

Hi! I’m Nikki Mennen. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study a Master’s in Creative Writing and Publishing. Although the overall culture of the Netherlands is very similar to the UK, I noticed some differences whilst living as a student and developing my skills here.  Just don’t learn… Read more »

Mind those gluten-free brownies

Hi! I’m Nikki Mennen. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. For medical reasons I have to eat gluten free, which is always a bit of an adventure when moving to a new place. Are you allergic or intolerant to gluten?… Read more »

So similarly different!

Hi! I’m Nikki Mennen. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study a MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. Although my home country is just a one-hour flight away and we are taught in English from the age of six, there are still some surprising differences between the Netherlands… Read more »

5 reasons to start volunteering

Hi there! I am Nikki Mennen from the Netherlands and studying MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. When I was sixteen years old, I decided to take at least one volunteering opportunity every year. Why? Let me give you five reasons! You help others Well, first of all you are helping others. Volunteering often evolves… Read more »

6 steps to renting privately

Hi, I’m Nikki Mennen from the Netherlands and I came all the way to Bournemouth to study for an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. I am renting a private house and live with three other international students. Although Bournemouth University has some great student accommodation, you might want to consider renting a private house… Read more »