Visiting the Student Hub and a crazy Vodafone Jedi Mind Trick. And some safety pins.

by Anne

This morning the Norwegian bunch at Will Wyatt met up and found our way to the High Holborn location of University of the Arts London. We had our first meeting with the university, in form of a international student welcome day. We got shitloads of info on everything from Freshers week, saving money living in London, the new buildings at Kings X (which will be my location) and everything else one would need to know about studying in the UK for the first time. It was quite nice, and we all got free lunch at the Blueprint Bar. The bar is one of 3 student bars under the university of the arts here in London.

A little about the bar here, and more on the student hub and the Students Union on that site as well. It’s a nice place where it seems quite easy to find people to chat to about whatever you need really. There’s a Study Lounge downstairs in the building, where we have access to books etc. on top of the libraries at our own colleges. Looks pretty darn good.

We met some nice people, had a chat to a few girls from Parsons in NYC that will be in my class. Or at least they are doing the same as me. Won’t know much more until Thursday. Can’t wait.

I spent the day in Camden again, after getting my UK sim card from an insanely funny dude at the Vodafone store on High Holborn street. He claimed to be able to teach us our new numbers in 2 minutes, and damn it, he did! In 2 minutes it was bang on. 10 minutes later I managed to tell him my number backwards without even blinking! (And we had not mentioned the number once in those 10 mins) I was impressed!And we got a free sim card, good deals on international calls, and some freebies. All in all a successful mission!

Old and new (ignore the people)

After yet a lovely warm evening stroll in Camden, (and I bought nothing!) we headed back home and did some shopping at a local super duper cheap food store. I still have to check it quality wise, but if it’s good, it’s really good for this terms budget. I think it was called Iceland. Loads of frozen dinner dishes of all sorts from 1 pound a pop. I guess with a small selection of spices, all of these will be quite delish.

Then we tried out a Vietnamese restaurant just up the road, and we were pleased idd! Cheap, BYO and a huge menu of yummyness!

Now, I am back in my room with a beer, no pants on (very warm here!) and these things to play with:

500 safety pins and 2 tank tops/ vests

Tomorrow it’s off to the BIG FAYRE! Who knows what it is really, but it’s free, and they give out free stuff to students. Will bring camera tomorrow. Sry about the lack of pics today. Left it at home 😦 It will never happen again. Cross my heart and hope to die!