Julia Ragnell

"Life is only as good as your mindset."

Author Bio

Hello! I'm Julia, a Swedish third year management student at the awesome University of St Andrews in Scotland. Was originally born in Sweden but more or less raised in Luxembourg, where my parents still live. After high school, I spent one year at Lund University in Sweden before coming here. Growing up I loved trying on different sports, something I've continued with at university and I would say I'm an active person! I love getting to know friends from all over the world and an increasing passion for me is traveling which I hope to do even more of in the future.

About

Hometown Luxembourg
Lives St Andrews, Skottland
High School Education European Baccalaureate, European School of Luxembourg
Studying MA in Management
Graduating 2018
Extracurriculars Beginner in golf
Interests Travel!
Future Plans To work with something I find fun, interesting and meaningful!

Posts by Julia Ragnell

Pub Golf @ Saint Andrews

Published: February 1, 2017

The second term has just kicked off, and around this time of each term arrives one of the best nights that the ladies golf club has to offer in terms of social events. PUB GOLF! Generally, if you want to be involved with the social aspect of a sports club, Wednesdays tend to be the nights that clubs gather for socials and go out together. After joining the golf club, I was welcomed by the sweetest group of girls who were instantly extremely inclusive and kind. I feel really lucky to have found the best club!! Specifically however, our Pub…

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Coming home

Published: January 10, 2017

More than 3 weeks of my 5 and a half week long winter holiday has now passed and faster than I could blink. The feeling of being home is most wonderful and relieving after a stressful exam period, and quite special to me as there are so many places I call home. I began my break visiting my best friend from school who remains in the city we both once started our studies after high school and will thus always be a home, or my first “own” home. It was the best way to start off the holidays and despite…

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Favorite Module at University of St Andrews

Published: December 11, 2016

Which has been my favorite module this semester and why? Modules: Organisations Studies Corporate Finance and Control Research Methods Winner: Research Methods!! I started off the year with skepticism towards our compulsory module in research methods and I remember thinking I just wanted to get through it. Turns out, it was the one I enjoyed the most and most probably learnt the most from. It wins because our lecturer was fantastic and engaging. It wins because we were forced to question the very essence of what our education is based on, evidence and the research behind it. Research is never neutral…

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St Andrew’s Day

Published: December 1, 2016

Yesterday was St Andrew’s day here in Scotland, also the country’s national day! Briefly, St Andrew is the Patron saint of Scotland and the very name of our little town stems from the claim that some of St Andrew’s relics were brought here for safekeeping in the eighth century by St Regulus. According to the teachings of christianity, St Andrew was one of Jesus’ apostles and crucified a martyr on a so called saltire cross, also the symbol of the Scottish flag! The day is generally celebrated with Scottish festivities, like Scottish food, dance and music. A massive outside ceilidh dance…

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That time of the year

Published: November 22, 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like… exams! So, it has once again come to that time of the year where we say goodbye to lectures and say hello to revision week and examinations. This year I am still doing 3 modules, however as one of these are 100% coursework I will only be sitting 2 exams, one in Organisation Studies and one in Corporate Finance. At this moment, I am convinced I have never been more stressed but then again I know that I say the same thing every year. Despite this being my third year, I am still trying to…

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Sunny side of Scotland

Published: November 6, 2016

If you wish to visit St Andrews, Welcome to the sunny side of Scotland! Days are getting shorter and darker, deadlines never seem to be over and of course, its getting colder here! November can seem like a tough one, generally speaking… Despite that, St Andrews can be magical. Surprisingly, the weather here is in my opinion, sunnier than I could ever have anticipated. And it is one of the things I find myself furiously trying to convince my relatives and friends of every time I go back for the holidays. In fact, during last term I started taking pictures…

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The Home of Golf

Published: October 31, 2016

You definitely don’t have to be an experienced golf enthusiast to appreciate the fact that St Andrews means you are in the “Home of Golf”. But if you are and haven’t been to St Andrews, you wont be disappointed. When I came here I had no experience or knowledge of golf really…but trust me, the Old Course and the grounds around it in the sunset is nothing less than beautiful! The history that surrounds the golf community is fascinating and the amount of tourists and life it brings to this little town is wonderful, in my opinion. The picture for example,…

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Raisin Weekend

Published: October 14, 2016

Perfect timing! We are going global and now writing in english at the same time as Raisin weekend is taking place here in St Andrews, so I thought I’d tell you a little about our (probably biggest) tradition. Apparently, just googled this, its called raisin because dating back in history, children used to give their academic parents a pound of raisins as thanks for welcoming them to st andrews..! (Quick intro): Third year students adopt first year students in an academic family system and act as mentors and as a great way to get to know new friends! On raisin Sunday…

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