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Down and out in Turku

Penniless and down on my luck monetarily speaking I walked into the first job that would provide me reasonable income in Turku, the job every small boy dreams about, and the profession every girl finds irresistibly attractive, dishwashing. My thoughts were taken back to adolescent days, and leafing through the pages of Orwell’s seminal autobiography...

Post-graduate in Turku, Why?!

Pokemon Go!…F**K Yourself!

The zombie like nature with which the Pokemon mafia roam the streets since it’s smart phone incarnation resembles a scene from a PG rated version of Dawn of the Dead. Oblivious to their surroundings, these newcomers float around the outdoors heads down, hands furiously tapping their screens at a speed that has not been seen...

Post-graduate in Turku, Why?!

MDP Baltic Sea Region Studies! The course I am actually doing!

MDP Baltic Sea Region Studies! The course I am actually doing! It is a tired cliché amongst those outside of the humanities and social sciences that whilst your studies may be interesting and personally rewarding, they may not result in a job at the end of your time at Turku University. This is a myth...

Post-graduate in Turku, Why?!

MSc Baltic Sea Studies! The course everyone thinks you are doing!

MSc Baltic Sea Studies! The course everyone thinks you are doing! What is BSRS? Why BSRS? What is the point of BSRS? A triumvirate of questions of which I could laugh at, gasp at or think irrelevant as a current student on the MA Baltic Sea Region Studies programme. Think again! Quiz any current or...

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The Aura, hidden gem of Turku

The Aura in the summer draws the locals like a large slumbering giant, people are drawn to it’s allure like iron filings to a magnet. The midnight sun offers round the clock daylight to the river, as joggers, cyclists, dog walkers go about their evening and morning exercise.  The views up and down river are...