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What do our students think of Applied Linguistics at Warwick?

Meet our student bloggers

Our students are the heart of our community. You will learn alongside students from around the world, all with their own story. We have student bloggers to give you a first-hand insight into student life at Warwick.

You might also be interested in our student-run Linguistics Society.

Emilly Taylor

I'm a second year English Language and Linguistics student. I currently live with my partner in Coventry, and have many unique experiences with living off campus in first year. I'm president of Cobalt Magazine, and a Mentor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics Mentor Scheme. I love a good heart to heart chat, and hope you enjoy what I have to say!

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Abi Booth

Hi I'm Abi, a first year English Language and Linguistics student. So far I am thoroughly enjoying University life, and all Warwick has to offer. I hope that you find my posts interesting and helpful, whether you're a current or prospective student! Feel free to ask any questions!

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Hi everyone! I'm Michelle, a first year English Language and Linguistics student at Warwick. I'm also an international student from Hong Kong.

I'm really enjoying my studies at Warwick, so if you're not sure about studying at Warwick/ studying linguistics, feel free to approach me for any questions! I'm also hoping to share the most of my lovely experience to you, stayed tuned and hope you enjoy reading my blogs!

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Isabel Quah

Nice to meet you, I'm Isabel, a current final year undergraduate student studying Language, Culture and Communication under the Centre for Applied Linguistics department. Being a creative individual, I have always found my strengths and interests lying in the humanities and social sciences field, hence what attracted me to my area of study was the use of language and communication within media and society. In addition to my academic interests I enjoy singing, which I managed to pursue as a part of a performance society, figure skating and spending time with friends, especially during times of much needed stress relief.

As I am Malaysian, half Filipino- one of the biggest things that attracted me to Warwick was the diversity of the students on campus, and all the amazing opportunities, societies and facilities the university has to offer. From getting involved in societies, learning the unique quirks and traditions of being a Warwick student (POP, the notorious purple, chicken inferno, navigating around geese droppings on a daily basis, to name a few). As a finalist, I have learned the importance of time management, being balanced, and even prospective plans for my future and career.

My blog posts will document my experiences, and provide potential tips that helped me transition into the the university lifestyle, as well as provide information about Warwick as a whole and the department I am affiliated with.

I hope you all will enjoy reading my posts as you follow me through my journey at Warwick!

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Elena Sandu

Hello! My name is Elena Sandu and I am currently studying Language, Culture and Communication at the centre of Applied Linguistics. I am originally from Constanta, a lovely city located on the Black Sea coast in the country of Romania, where I lived all my life. The reason I chose Warwick is because I have always dreamed of studying in the UK, as languages and arts have been my biggest passions since childhood, and I figured the system here works accordingly to my career plan. Warwick is in the top 10 Universities in the UK, whilst being part of Russel’s Group and that has definitely determined my final list of UCAS choices, Warwick taking the 1st place.

So far life as a fresher has been exciting and I can say now, as it is January, that I have matured a lot since October. I never thought I will be able to manage going to all my lectures and seminars, doing my readings, homework and assignments, cleaning my room, cooking, buying groceries, partying and travelling. Although somehow I did and I can say the final part of 2015 (starting from October) has been one of the best journeys of my entire life.

Through my blog posts, you will experience the University world through the eyes of a fresher and I promise I will write as sincerely and as wholeheartedly as I can. Entering adulthood has been quite a roller coaster with all the responsibilities and being on your own in a foreign country, therefore, I will also include some of the funniest and trickiest parts of it all as there have been a few. Please, take a seat and enjoy!

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Bethany Goodman

I’m Beth and a fourth year student here at Warwick after spending my third year doing a year exchange at Monash University, Melbourne.

I’m currently studying Language, Culture, and Communication which I absolutely love – it’s a mixture of languages, the science behind them, and how we get to use them in the real world.

When I’m not in lectures (or jetting off on my year abroad) I love relaxing with my friends both at uni and at home, heading to the gym, and spending precious time with my family and my little dog!

Hopefully my blog will help you better understand everything from uni life to living abroad and everything in between. Feel free to get in touch if there’s anything you want to ask me, or want a whole blog post on!

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Sophie Schremser

Hi everyone !

My name is Sophie Schremser and I am a second year student of “Language, Culture and Communication” at the University of Warwick, hoping to one day work in the luxury industry.

French-Austrian, born and educated in Germany, I passed the European Baccalaureate, in the English section of the European School of Frankfurt in 2015. Growing up in a multi-cultural environment initiated a strong sense of wanting to understand other people and triggered the idea of being part of something bigger. It seems natural to me to be attracted to a course revolving around communication – that is what my whole life has been about !

I spend my free time in art galleries, with friends, or calling home. I know how hard it can be adapting to a new chapter in your life, so I hope to be as helpful as I can be. Please feel free to leave me comments or questions about my experience at Warwick, that is why I am here !

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Sabrina Luca

Hello, everyone! I am Sabrina and I’m a second-year undergraduate studying Language, Culture and Communication. As my degree suggests, I’m passionate about…people: how they perform communication, how they form relations, and, most importantly, how they enhance their culture and uniqueness in their daily interactions. I can easily explore that here and quickly write down a few lines to give you an insight about "what's going on".

My articles are focused on both academic and non-academic matters, so I'll try to give you a full picture of my undergraduate evolution.

I hope that, as the reader, you will become my fellow throughout my university adventure and my articles will help you plan your own adventure which could have the same destination – Warwick.

If you have any curiosities at all just drop me a line and I’ll be happy to help.

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