Hej Guys, Hope you are all well and enjoying the summer! I’m back in rainy Manchester for my summer….so thought it’s probably a good time to start dreaming about places I could potentially go for an exchange study. Are there any life science companies based on Caribbean islands? 🙂 Bioentrepreneurship students get to do three… Read More Should you go abroad for your placement?? These students say YES!
On June 6th every year, it is the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag), a national holiday! Prior to 1983, the day was celebrated as the Swedish Flag Day (Svenska flaggans dag), but it was renamed later on as the national day. It is a great opportunity to have extra fun in Stockholm or anywhere… Read More Why you should not leave Sweden before the 6th of June every year (hint: it is the Swedish National Day)
Quarnevalen was on the 13th of May 2017 and I was lucky enough to be present for the parade and the huge party that really lights up the whole city, only once in 3 years! Quarnevalen is one of northern Europe’s largest public student events with thousands of participating students and viewed by up to… Read More Vlog form Quarnevalen – Watch footage from the crazy parade that only happens once in 3 years!
Ah the Swedish winter. Everyone dreads it and I guess you all have read blogs about how cold it is, how dark it is and how tired you feel due to vitamin D deficiency and blah blah.. DRAMA! Why does nobody ever talk about what it is like in Sweden once winter kisses us goodbye?… Read More Everyone talks about the Swedish winter, but what about the spring?
Hej Guys I’m back in Stockholm after a lovely Easter break in the UK. We have no more classes this semester…..but today we had the PP1 kick off as a group….. and tomorrow we are off to work on our placements until June. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into my work at SwedenBio and to jump… Read More #GIRLBOSS
When you are invited to a hike in the National Park of the country of “Allemansrätten”(the right for all people to travel across land in the countryside, to temporarily camp there and pick berries, mushrooms etc) you say YES and go for it! Swedes love nature and outdoor activities, when the weather allows it, so you… Read More Biomedicine Master’s goes on a hiking trip to Tyresta National Park (Vlog)
The school programme for the Easter week is usually free or marked as “individual study time”, so it is to your liking to fly to your family or stay in Stockholm. Or, if you are unlucky like me and tickets to your country are 3000 SEK or more, then you stay here. And, frankly, it is… Read More Glad Påsk! What is Easter like in Sweden?
8 hours and 35 min. That’s how long it took for us to hit the E4 road from Stockholm, stop at a Pizza Hut in a town i’ve never heard of before to finally reach our final destination: Åre! It is one of the leading scandinavian ski resorts right now and as a swede myself i found myself… Read More Wanna go Skiing in Sweden? Well i went to Åre Ski Resort, somewhere way up north.
This year, 2017, Fat Tuesday (Fettisdag) is on February 28. What is Fettisdag? Traditionally this day marks the beginning of the fast that will end on Ash Wednesday. In the old days Swedish people will celebrate by eating semlor on this day. Today, semlor are available during the whole month of February and in a variety of… Read More Celebrate Fat Tuesday With A Semla!
The new semester of the Master’s in Biomedicine started – and so did the new courses. This semester is packed with modules that are short in length (1 month each) and sometimes there is a little bit of free time in between (if you get lucky with the assignment groups) to spend on a trip!… Read More Making your way through the Nordic Countries 1 by 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark (vlog)