About Author

Em Morano-Williams

Em Morano-Williams

Nationality

American

Qualification

Italian (Undergraduate)

Bio

Emilia Morano-Williams is a fourth year student of Italian at the University of Bristol, though she comes from New York. When not studying, she writes a travel/coffee blog, works as an international ambassador for her university and works as social media manager for Sweet Lemon Media.

‘Take a few moments to reflect’: End of the academic year

‘Take a few moments to reflect’: End of the academic year

‘The end of the academic year always sneaks up on you. One moment you’re sitting in the library, staring into books for days and then, all of a sudden, the exam invigilator says “pens down” and you’re done. Maybe you head to the pub for a drink to celebrate or maybe you just go home and head straight to bed. Will you be going home soon? Or will you be taking a vacation?  In the blink of an eye everything changes when that final

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‘The process was laughably confusing’: Moving accommodation at the end of the year

‘The process was laughably confusing’: Moving accommodation at the end of the year

Before arriving at university I’d never moved house. Whether you think this is fortunate or unfortunate, it left me quite unprepared for packing my belongings at the end of my first year. Since I was returning to the US before the let on my accommodation began, I needed to store the many belongings I’d amassed during first year. The process was laughably confusing.   The first question I asked myself that summer was simple: Where do I store my stuff?

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‘Open the books and start revising’: How to find your best study schedule

‘Open the books and start revising’: How to find your best study schedule

While there's much fun to be had while studying in a new country, ultimately you'll need to get your head down to study when it matters. Emilia offers some tips from her own time as an international student in the UK...   ‘The library is a critical part of university geography. At Bristol , the Arts and Social Sciences library — not so affectionately dubbed ‘the ASS’ — merges a central 24/7 library with

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'Getting through the challenges requires an open mind': Finding a house

'Getting through the challenges requires an open mind': Finding a house

Accommodation can sometimes make or break the university experience for a student.  Emilia shares her experience with student housing in the UK, including meal plans, dealing with housemates and viewing properties off-campus... 'Apart from leaving home, my biggest worry when starting university was accommodation.  Although I’d heard plenty about halls in the months and years leading up to university, the anecdotes and facts seemed

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‘Any potential variation causes excitement... I find it all impossibly charming’: Weather in the UK

‘Any potential variation causes excitement... I find it all impossibly charming’: Weather in the UK

Our American student-blogger Emilia takes a look at Britain's fascination with the weather. Why does it consume the Brits and every conversation they have? And is it really as bad as it is perceived to be? What should you be prepared for if you choose to study in the UK?   'British weather is, for good reason, practically a punch line. It seems as if everyone knows it as a country of nearly perpetual rain. In my experience, however, that’s not

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