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Get to know me tag – #10 questions

Hello everyone!

My name is Maria and I am a chemistry fresher at Warwick. Instead of introducing myself in the classic, a-bit-lengthy paragraphs I thought it would be more fun to do the “get to know me tag” and answer 10 questions about myself.

Ready? Let’s go!

#1 Where are you from?

I come from Poland. Until September I’d never lived anywhere else than in my family home in Warsaw. I am 100% Polish and to anticipate your questions – yes, I love pierogi and barszcz.

#2 Why did you chose chemistry?

I chose chemistry because it was the subject, I enjoyed most at school. I always found it most interesting and I loved doing experiments in the lab. To reveal something about myself – I strongly believe that there must always be some kind of order in the world and I guess that chemistry attracted me with its neat principles and organized particles.

#3 What programme did you do in high school?

I am a *proud* IB graduate. I finished IB in a high school in Warsaw and my HL subjects were Chemistry, Mathematics and English B. It was a lot of hard work, but it was also a developing experience, which I really appreciate now.

#4 What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I like to cook. I love trying out new recipes and I am specifically very keen on baking. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and am a huuuuge board games fan. Apart from that I also consider travelling as one of my favourite hobbies, however, due to covid-19 I haven’t been able to do much of that lately.

#5 Cats or dogs?

CATS! To say that I am a cat lady would be an understatement. Not that I have anything against dogs – they are nice too, but have you ever seen those cute cat videos? My heart is melting even when I think about those sweet little paws. My cat is a European shorthair and her name is Mija – she is on the cover picture of this post. Isn’t she beautiful?

#6 Arial or Times New Roman?

TNR is obviously the only correct font. Sorry, Arial lovers but I will fight you on this one.

#7 What is your favourite drink?

My favourite drink is green tea. In fact, I like it so much I drink approximately 1.5 l of green tea a day. Some of my favourites are jasmine, aloe and pomegranate green teas.

#8 Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Yes, I always untie my shoes. I guess this says a lot about the type of person I am but just so you know – if you are the “effortlessly-cool-slipping-your-shoes-on” person, I totally appreciate the extra 30 seconds you get from life.

#9 Where do you live during the terms?

I live in campus accommodation. My hall of residence is Westwood.

#10 What is your favourite module?

I am really enjoying all of my modules, but so far Physical Chemistry has been my favourite. I love both the kinetics and quantum mechanics lectures.

So that is a short summary of myself. I hope you enjoyed this unconventional way of getting to know me. If you have any questions you would like me to answer, feel free to write them in the comment section or message me.

That’s it for today. Till next time!


  • Lincoln

    Hello, was just wondering what sort of board games you enjoy playing?


  • Emily Brogden

    Hi Maria, I am also a green tea lover! I hope that you’re enjoying first year and I can’t wait to hear more from you.

    I graduated in the summer from Warwick with a BSc in Chemistry and am now studying for an MRes here. Maybe I will see you around the department at some point 🙂


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