July 29, 2010

UCL Offers and Oversight

Back in May I was sent my formal offer for acceptance for study at UCL. This email contained details on how to accept the offer as well as how to apply for accommodation within the UCL halls of residences. When receiving this, I immediately jumped at the accommodation application, filling it in as soon as possible, especially since the deadline was very close to the late date I received my offer, forwarded through the exchange office. Recently, I rang through to the UCL residences to check on the status of my application and the awarding of a place in a hall of residence somewhere close to the university.

July 19, 2010

National Youth Choir of Australia 2010 Season

Having just arrived back from an intensive week in Adelaide on the National Youth Choir of Australia (NYCA) 2010 tour in Adelaide, I thought it would be nice to share some developments that have arisen from singing with the group.

July 8, 2010

Time moves quickly

Exams are all complete! Having finished about a month ago, some work has been given towards figuring out those precise little time frames of travel. One thing which also plays a part here is the use of travel insurance. As explained at the first pre-departure session, while away on exchange, we are all covered by the UWA student and staff communal travel insurance policy. This cover applies from a week before the first UCL orientation day until a week after the last official exam date. During exams, I received my official paper acceptance offer which also told me that the undergraduate orientation would be from the 21st till the 24th of September, giving me a concrete day to plan for. I will be leaving on the 9th of August at 4:25pm. UWA recommended that if we needed to, we should extend our travel insurance before or after the covered period with the same provider, Chartis insurance. Having followed the weblink on the relevant pre-departure session sheet, it was quite simple to book and pay for this online.