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Day 16-21: Safari and final days in Uganda

So that’s it – after an entire year of preparation, my African adventure is over. The final few days of my trip were the best by far, and I can’t believe how quickly the time went. I felt like I’d only just arrived, but equally I was so used to the lifestyle I felt like I’d been there for months. Here’s what I got up to on safari and at the opening day of the playground.

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Day 9-15: Gorilla trekking across Uganda

The second week of my African adventure has flown by, and I can’t believe the experiences I’ve had in the past few days and that I only have another few left. But yesterday I actually came face to face with an endangered mountain gorilla! Here’s what I’ve been up to since completing the East African Playgrounds charity project at Huda school in Uganda.
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Day 1-8: Building a playground in Uganda

It’s day 8 of my Ugandan adventure and finally, after more than a week of no electricity, let alone internet, I’ve finished my project with East African Playgrounds! Have a read of what I’ve been up to so far (oh, and Andy says hi).

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Day 0: A new adventure

Uganda MapIt’s a bit of a strange feeling. I’m sat here in my room, bag packed, ready to set off on another adventure.

Around this time one year ago, my best friend Andy King sent me a message asking if I wanted to become an Adventure Leader for Warwick RAG, taking a group of university students across Uganda on a gorilla trek and volunteering project for charity East African Playgrounds. I said yes.

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Sian runs a half marathon

So here we are. If you’re reading this, you’ve met me on the other side. My aches and pains have (almost) faded away and I’m finally feeling a little more human. At the weekend I managed to tick off a huge item on my bucket list – I ran the Shakespeare Half Marathon in Stratford! And not only that, but I completed it in the time of 2:18:27, which I’m incredibly happy with.

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Book reviews for 2014

So, as a number of you know, I have been set some challenges to complete for charity over the 12 Days of Christmas. Sally set me a challenge to post two book reviews: one of my favourite book I’ve read this year, and one of my least favourite.

As an English Literature student, I really appreciate this challenge: firstly because it forces me to review all of the books I’ve read this year (which is a lot, but still not enough) and secondly gives me an excuse to write about novels in a non-academic style. I haven’t done this in a while, so forgive me if they’re not very well-written… Anyway, here goes.

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Warwick Jailbreak 2014 winners reach Israel

*PRESS RELEASE*

Warwick Jailbreak returned over the weekend of 1-2 November 2014 for its 10th anniversary.

With 380 participants (150 teams) signed up to take part in the event, this was the biggest event of its type in the UK.

The students taking part had 36 hours to escape Warwick University campus and get as far
away as possible without spending any money.

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Sian goes to Uganda

This blog post has been brewing for a few months now, and I can’t believe that I’m actually, finally writing it. Suddenly this feels extremely real.

So here’s my big announcement: over summer 2015, I am going to Uganda to volunteer with East African Playgrounds (EAP). And I really, really need your help to do this.

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Warwick Jailbreak returns for 10th anniversary

*PRESS RELEASE*

Warwick Jailbreak, the biggest student event of its type in the UK, is set to return on November 1-2.

The students taking part have 36 hours to get as far away from the University of Warwick as they can without spending any money.

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From year two to year three

So way back in September 2013, I wrote this blog post setting myself some challenges to achieve in my second year at Warwick University.

Now that I have officially finished second year, received my results and found out that I have actually passed to continue into the third year of my degree, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on my goals, see how far I have come and re-evaluate, so I know what to aim for in my final year at university.

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