Pratar du engelska? The truth about Sweden’s (non) language barrier Language barriers often serve as a concern for students who choose to do an exchange year. However, as Sam discusses, this language barrier can pose some awkward incidents Sweden, and the Nordic countries in general, are well known to have excellent command of the English […]
The Emergence of Omicron in Sweden: A COVID anomaly no more? Sam Osmend covers the spread of Omicron through Sweden, a country that never officially entered a lockdown… Sweden was one of my top places to study on my exchange year abroad, one of the main reasons being its extremely liberal handling of the COVID […]
Not Living in a Society: An Introduction to Swedish Student Nations Sam Osmend covers a prominent quirk of Swedish Student life: student nations. When meeting new people at university, a common question of small talk is often “what societies are you thinking about joining?” In UK universities, societies are often the most effective way to […]
Bothersome Brexit Brexit has inevitably affected people’s study abroad experiences, making them much more… interesting. I was delighted when I found out that I would be studying at the oldest university in Scandinavia – Uppsala University in Sweden, a developed and prosperous nation that never went into a lockdown during the first phases of the […]
Livia Cockerell reviews ABBA’s exciting latest return single.
As Sweden implements its first lockdown restrictions, Eirwen Abberley evaluates the country’s controversial strategy since the outset of the pandemic.
Pop music has always been somewhat of an obsession for me. When I look back on what started this, several songs, albums and moments come to ind, but none is more clear than hearing Robyn’s Body Talk for the first time. Re-listening to this 2010 classic almost a decade later, the production is still fresh and […]
One of Europe’s most stable left-wing governments, Sweden, has taken a blow following the national elections on the 9th of September, resulting in a hung parliament between the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and the centre-right ‘Alliance’ bloc. The result led to a confidence vote regarding the current Prime Minister’s position within the Swedish Riksdag. Stefan […]
The first I heard of Tove Styrke was in the release of ‘Say My Name’ last April. Since then, I have been under her spell and following her every move, including the release of her third album Sway which has been highly anticipated after over a year’s worth of build-up. Although this is Styrke’s third […]
Little Dragon – hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden – are certainly a well-established name. Now on their fifth studio album, and featuring collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Flume in their back-catalogue, Dragon have been quietly working near the top of their game for some time now. Given their impressive resumé, and the fact that […]