An 18th birthday to remember

Hello! I am Emma W, the Linguist’s Food and Drink editor for the upcoming year.  My love for food and drink has been lifelong, but my interest in languages largely blossomed because my local secondary school specialised in MFL!  Whilst currently a third-year Spanish and Mandarin with Business Management student, I also spent six years…

The joys of being a tourist at home

I’m Elsie and I’m about to enter my final year of a Spanish and Music joint honours degree. I spent my year abroad in Salamanca and had some amazing experiences, although I’m really looking forward to starting a new year in Birmingham! Chances are that your summer plans have changed, whether you planned to travel…

Tips for Thailand

I’m Chloe, a final year French and History student, and the Travel Editor for the Linguist this year. Last summer I travelled around Thailand for 5 weeks, so I consider myself clued-up on what to see, and how to get the best value for money! Therefore, I present my top 10 tips for travelling in…

24 hours in Barcelona changed my degree structure, for the better!

Barcelona, what a beautiful city. In fact, ‘beautiful’ is an understatement. I spent 24 hours here, and just could not get enough. I had to go back for another 72 hours a year later.  From la Sagrada Familia to Monjuïc, from the Gothic Quarter to Las Ramblas, there’s always something to do in Barcelona. I…

The Time of my Life in St Petersburg

My name’s Georgia, and I am going into third year as a French, Spanish and Russian student! I have continued my role as Russian editor at the Linguist this year, and I’ve also picked up the Life and Style section. I can’t wait to get stuck in! I find it hard to believe that it’s…

Discovering Portugal

Hi, I’m Emily and I’m a final year Modern Languages student. For my first contribution as Portuguese section editor, it seems only fitting to go back to the place where my love for the Portuguese world began: the small and beautiful city of Faro. Having never been to Portugal before, visiting this area was a…

A day at the Carnival

My name is Franca Filipik and I’m the current Italian section editor for the UoB Linguist Magazine. I study Italian and Translation and, before the global pandemic, I was studying abroad in Italy. Whilst on my Year Abroad I had lots of opportunities to travel, however one experience that really stands out for me was…

The Buda-best time in Hungary’s capital

I’m Camille, the French Editor and one of the proof-readers for the UoB Linguist Magazine. I am a third year Modern Languages student hoping to spend my year abroad in Strasbourg, France and Granada, Spain. As a French and Spanish student, I have spent the majority of my trips abroad in France or Spain. However,…

Stranded in South America

My name is Rachael, I study Modern Languages and this year I’ll be an English Proof-reader for the Linguist Magazine. Last year I spent a semester studying in Uruguay, a lovely little country in South America nestled between Brazil and Argentina. Whilst I was out there, I set myself the challenge to explore as much…