So I arrived at Abu Dhabi and it feels amazing to finally be with my family, but also very strange as I only get to see them for one day. I’m starting to get so stressed about going to Sheffield tomorrow, I just want to stay at home, but I obviously cant do that. At this point I feel so overwhelmed and I just want this to be over. I feel nervous, as I don’t know what to expect and the subject guide is very full on. I haven’t heard anything positive about the place. My grandfather who is from Manchester asked me why we would go there; he said it is dirty, polluted and ugly. I hope it isn’t that bad. However I do have low expectations.
- Mariam Al Maskari (Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning)