Hi! I’m Olivia and I am a BA Politics student at the University of Essex. I’m originally from Manchester and, despite the massive distance between home and Essex, I have gone even further away this year as I’m spending my third year studying abroad. I’m studying at Northern Arizona University in the United States. Eeek! I’ve loved my time at Essex so far; I’ve made some great friends, taken part in loads of activities and events, and my course is really interesting. I’m hoping that the same will be true here in America, and so far, I’m having an amazing time.
I’ll be blogging about my time in the United States and, particularly as a politics student, it’s a brilliant time to be here because of the 2016 election. I’ll be able to experience first-hand how a change in the presidency will affect America and its citizens! I also love to travel and I’m hoping to do quite a bit around the US and maybe even Canada and Mexico. I’ll also be writing posts about life at Essex, university life in general and the opportunities that I’ve had, such as this one! In my second year at Essex I had a Frontrunner placement in the undergraduate admissions office and because of this I was invited to apply to write for I Am Essex, so I’m really looking forward to sharing my experiences with you!