Anne-Sophie at UEA

An International Student of Literature in England.

About me

Hey! 

I’m Anne-Sophie, 22, French, and I study English Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. I am now in my third and final year and hope that my blog can provide some useful information about student life, Norwich and what it’s like to study English at UEA. I am also a Student Blogger and Student Ambassador for the university, and a volunteer at Norwich Mind and Banana Link! 

Before UEA, I’d always lived in France and even went to university there for two years. I studied “English Literature and Civilisation” but since the course was a mix of tons of useless things with a bit of literature and translation, I dropped out and applied to university in England. Apart from literature, art and music play a big role in my life: I’ve been playing guitar since the age of thirteen, and I also started learning flute, melodica and bass recently. 

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Applying independently as an EU student wasn’t always easy: I had to send numerous emails to different universities to get my French Baccalaureate grades converted as A-level marks, apply for the IELTS (International English Language Test System), understand the UCAS system, manage to get in touch with my college teachers for Reference Letters, write my personal statement… But fortunately, all the people I emailed, whether it be for UEA or other unis, were nice and a few people around me helped a lot too! I was lucky that my grades were good enough to be able to apply for English Lit everywhere.

When all this was sorted out, I sent my UCAS application: the universities I’d chosen were UEA, York, Warwick, Exeter and Bristol – UEA being my first choice. On the 22nd of November, a week before my birthday, I received an email from UCAS saying : “Something has changed on your UCAS application; please log in to UCAS Track to view the changes.” I’m sure you can imagine my reaction when I logged in and saw this:

It was a dream becoming true. However, I still needed to fully convince my parents to let me study abroad. I’m sure you can guess the end of the story : my parents accepted and I moved there on the 17th of September 2014!

In this blog, you’ll find a lot about student life at UEA, the campus, Norwich, what it is like to study English Literature, clubs, societies and just my life in general! I would be very happy to answer your questions or write specific articles for you, so just let me know what you’d like to see her 🙂

I am also a Student Vlogger now! You can visit my Youtube channel here.

15 comments on “About me

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  3. Palinuris Navigare
    2 July, 2016

    Hello, Anna-Sophie,

    I found your blog on a general search for Baudelaire and the concept of le Flaneur, which I’m taking as a motif for my upcoming Atlantic Adventure, as I row down the American Atlantic Seaboard in a self-made Grand Banks Dory (Doris to you, I think) from Boston to Key West, Florida.

    I also studied literature for my BA, but my focus was Romantic and Modern American (Sinclair Lewis being my area of specialty, along with Faulkner). The internet persona comes from The Aeneid, which has always been one of my life’s touchstones.

    Best Thoughts,

    Palinuris Navigare (aka Michael)

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  4. YEN
    9 May, 2016

    Hey Annie, I am planning to apply to UEA in the near future and would like to seek your advice, could you please email me at gezyen@gmail.com

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  5. soumya330
    6 May, 2016

    Hello Anne. Hope you are doing well. I am Indian student intent to pursue taught Master’s course in UEA. I can feel– even though I have not gone through all of your blogs– that I know you for some time now; such is the intimacy of your writing style. I love the way you put forward your arguments regarding the issue of identity crisis in the writings of Camus and Tabucchi. I have one or two queries regarding UEA; here is my mail id: soumyachoudhury333@gmail.com . It would be a great help. Thanks.

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    • Anne-Sophie
      7 May, 2016

      Hi! Thanks for your comment! If you have any questions I’d be happy to help but please could you ask them here so that everybody can see my answers in the future?

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      • soumya330
        9 May, 2016

        Sure. Can we apply for more than one course from the same department (let’s say, School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing)? Is the online application process open throughout the year? When– at what time of the academic year–should a NON-EU student apply for a postgraduate seat?

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      • Anne-Sophie
        9 May, 2016

        Hi! I have emailed you but in case other people are wondering the same thing, I will answer here too. Have a look at this page on UEA’s website, there is information about dates and a contact address. https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply
        I’m pretty sure you can apply for different courses (that’s how it is for undergraduate courses) and I think you have until the 31st of July to apply! 🙂

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  6. Soumya Choudhury
    6 May, 2016

    Hello Anne. Hope you are doing well. I am an Indian student intent on pursuing a taught Master’s course in UEA. It seems– after going through some of your blogs– that we know each other for some time; such is the intimacy of your creative style. I must say that I love the way you have put forward issues regarding identity in your project on Camus and Tabucchi. I have some queries regarding UEA and about the admission procedure. Here is my mail id: soumyachoudhury333@gmail.com. Would you please help me?

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  7. Mika
    17 December, 2015

    Hi, Anne-Sophie! I read almost all your topics here and must say your blog is just amazing. I feel nostalgic right now 😦 I studied at UEA (it was English courses about 9 months). Pls, keep writing! you have a talent 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    • Anne-Sophie K
      17 December, 2015

      Aw this is so nice and touching! Thank you so much for reading my blog. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  8. haileyhilbert
    9 July, 2015

    Hello, I’m an American student and am considering studying abroad at UEA. I was hoping that you would be able to answer some of my questions about the university and the English department (I am also an English major). My email address is haileyhilbert@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  9. Olivia
    3 May, 2015

    Great blog, I like the way you write about what you’re studying, its really interesting to a fellow English Lit student!

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