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Livesonline – Brigita Leonaviciute

BSc (Hons) Psychology


Monday, January 26th, 2015

Hello everyone!


It’s about the time to start thinking where you’ll be living the next academic year, especially if your home isn’t in the North East of England. There are two options: you can live in halls our university is offering or you can find a a private accommodation. If you are going to be a fresher, the best option would be – uni halls.


Are you wondering why? Because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime student experience. Nowhere else you will get a chance to experience a real student life. I was a fresher, my friends were freshers and we all spent our first year living in the halls. It was a great fun!


If you came to one of our open days, you’ve probably already seen how Sunderland’s halls looks like. But if you couldn’t make it and wondering what’s our accommodation like, you MUST watch my short film about uni halls below.


P.S. this is only the first part, so stay tuned!


It’s fun to be international!

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Happy Monday Everybody!


People usually ask me what language I use for my dreams while sleeping. Do you know what, I’ve never thought about that.  So the other night  I decided to find out if my dreams are in Lithuanian or in English.

I went to bed and before falling asleep I was telling myself to remember the language. I know it sounds a bit crazy, but I actually was curious to know. Especially, I wanted to know if the people from my country use English in my dreams and how does that look like.

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So I fall asleep, but unfortunately I haven’t had any dreams that night or I just cannot remember them. The night after and the other night after the situation was the same – BIG NOTHING.

Last night I had a dream (finally) which was about the university and the language I used was English (surprise surprise). Probably I would say that the language of my dreams depends on the situation – if it’s about my home or family then obviously it will be in Lithuanian, but if I’am dreaming about my life here in England, then it’s in English. I know that sounds logical, but at the same time it’s strange…

There is one more thing I want to share with you today. I asked my friend Militsa to tell about her very first experience in England. So click the Play below and enjoy Militsa’s love story.


The mediaHUB

Thursday, January 8th, 2015


Only 7 days left to apply for the higher education studies starting in September. Do you want to study journalism, but still not sure which five universities to choose? Let me to help you. University of Sunderland provides the greatest facilities to everyone interested in journalism and the media.

A couple of months ago our uni has launched the mediaHUB which is a publishing and broadcasting space. We have everything you need in order to gain some professional experience – from the news and magazine platforms to tv and the radio station.

Take a look at this video below and find out more information about it.


Brigita XXX



Money Money Money!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015



online-shopping_studentProbably some of you already have received a student loan and your bank account is singling ‘Oh Happy Day’ again.  Moreover, you are probably now  shopping online or queuing in one of the shops as you need  only a ‘few necessary’ things.  But stop right now and watch this video about how to manage a student budget!



Brigita XXX

Things to do in Sunderland: World Festivals

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015


One of the best things about Sunderland that we have lots of festivals and events happening all the time. I want to show you a video about a World Christmas festival. You are probably thinking: “What this girl is talking about? Is she crazy? Christmas is OVER!!”

But I am not crazy, because today is the Christmas day in Russia (Yes 7th of January is an official Russian Christmas).

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Hi everyone!

Many people feel homesick, especially international students, because their home are hundred miles away from this country.  Some people could disagree and say, doesn’t matter if you are international student or home one. You can still feel  homesick. True, but it is much more harder to know that your are all alone in other country…


I visited our university’s Student Union and made a video about it. Click a PLAY button bellow and you’ll find the answer how to beat homesickness.



With love,

Brigita XXX

  • Name: Brigita Leonaviciute
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Magazine Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: My biggest dream is to become a successful journalist. There is no better feeling than the excitement of interviewing people.

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