Franziska Wintschnig

“Your soul has fallen to bits and pieces. Good. Rearrange them to suit yourself.” - Hermann Hesse

Author Bio

My name is Fran and I am just trying to find my place in this world. You will most likely find me stumbling through the streets of London at any given day and I will look like I am super busy but half the time I am probably not. I have a very vivid imagination, so I can always come up with a hundred things that need to be done. I am also great at procrastinating. Oh and I am sort of into corporate finance. Bear with me.


Hometown Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
Lives London, UK
High School Education Austrian high school, BG/BRG Moessingerstrasse, Klagenfurt, Austria
Studying BA Philosophy and Economics
Graduating 2019
Extracurriculars Finance Executive at the UCLU Economics and Finance Society, sporadic involvement in all sorts of sports societies
Interests Long walks, nice clothes and good food
Future Plans Future investment banker right here (fingers crossed) or something a bit more cool

Posts by Franziska Wintschnig


Published: January 21, 2017

Today, tens of thousands of people marched through London expressing their disdain for sexism, misogyny, homophobia, racism. Today, I can say I was part of something important, a movement on a global scale.    

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Published: January 6, 2017

As Kylie Jenner predicted, 2016 has been the year for “like, realising stuff”. It has not been the best year for me personally, but I want to begin 2017 on a bright note. Today I thought I would write down the things I have learnt throughout the past year. There are many aspects of my life I want to improve in 2017; my mindset, my health and the way I treat my relationships. 2016 has been hard but I do feel like I have learnt a few things. Comparison is the thief of joy.  I know that sitting down and…

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Published: December 22, 2016

Balls are a big thing at British universities. Rumour has it that Oxbridge throw the best ones, but the UCL Economics and Finance Society (EFS) is giving Oxford and Cambridge a run for their money. I might be a tiny bit biased, as I am on the committee of said society, but the annual EFS Christmas Ball is an event which has no equal (at least not in London). This year it took place on December 12 and tickets sold out in 1 minute. Even Beyonce’s London gig didn’t sell out that quickly. To quote the UCL Snowsports Society who tried…

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Published: December 6, 2016

End-of-term is a very strange phenomenon (at least in my experience). Towards the end of each term, all of my energy seems to mysteriously vanish. Christmas is drawing closer, as are the essay deadlines. Usually, I deal quite well with homesickness but I have found myself increasingly craving the comfort of my family home. I am not sure what the exact purpose of this post is, but if you are also suffering from end-of-term blues: Do not fret, you are not alone!  

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Published: November 26, 2016

I might be the only person living in London who actually enjoys shopping on Oxford Street and Regent Street. Both streets are probably among the grandest and most famous shopping avenues in the world and therefore, always crowded (although if you hit the shops before 11 AM on a weekday, you might find yourself almost alone in the Oxford Circus Topshop). Since it was Black Friday yesterday, I obviously had to drop all of my books and venture out into my favourite shops. I almost got pushed down the elevator in Zara, but in all honesty, Oxford Street was not any…

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