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Moving to Bern in August

Recently completed my PhD in the UK and if all goes well I should be moving to Bern in August/September for a one year postdoctoral position at the University of Bern! Just thought I'd introduce myself since if I make the move I'll be on the forums for a while; Switzerland looks like a beautiful place so I'm looking forward to it.
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Welcome to the Forum, and soon to Bern.
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Welcome and enjoy.
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Welcome and enjoy.


Thank you, I'm looking forward to it but I'm a bit nervous about living in another country
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Thank you, I'm looking forward to it but I'm a bit nervous about living in another country
I'm not too far from you (in Fribourg) so let me know if you want to meet up when you move here.

The link in my sig takes you to my YouTube channel where you can see some of the lovely places I have visited so far in Switzerland
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Re: Moving to Bern in August

How exciting! You will love Bern! What is your doctorate in? I currently live in Canada, but when I was 28 I moved to Thun not too far from Bern. It wasn't my first time living in another country, but it was all pretty new. Enjoy the adventure and drink it all in - and don't forget to take the train to Thun - I personally think it's one of the most beautiful spots in Switzerland, but maybe I'm just a bit biased ;-)
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I'm also moving to Bern in August from Boston! What will you be doing at the University? I'll be working there for the year as well.
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Re: Moving to Bern in August

Durfain and Kristy - Keep an eye on the Social Events calendar. We have a monthly dinner meet-up in Bern and you're welcome to join us! July is up on the calendar now, and Sbrinz will post August and September when those are decided.
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How exciting! You will love Bern! What is your doctorate in? I currently live in Canada, but when I was 28 I moved to Thun not too far from Bern. It wasn't my first time living in another country, but it was all pretty new. Enjoy the adventure and drink it all in - and don't forget to take the train to Thun - I personally think it's one of the most beautiful spots in Switzerland, but maybe I'm just a bit biased ;-)
My doctorate was in maths; I'll take a look into Thun thanks for the recommendation

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I'm also moving to Bern in August from Boston! What will you be doing at the University? I'll be working there for the year as well.
I'm doing a postdoc in maths, will probably have a little bit of teaching duties as well. Maybe we'll see each other
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Durfain and Kristy - Keep an eye on the Social Events calendar. We have a monthly dinner meet-up in Bern and you're welcome to join us! July is up on the calendar now, and Sbrinz will post August and September when those are decided.
I already noticed these dinners, will try to make it for them when I arrive
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We've been living in Bern for 2 years. It's a beautiful city and it's very easy to travel around and see all the sights. Let me know if you have any questions about life in Bern.
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My doctorate was in maths; I'll take a look into Thun thanks for the recommendation


I'm doing a postdoc in maths, will probably have a little bit of teaching duties as well. Maybe we'll see each other


Sounds Good! I'll be doing paleoecology! Any chance you play squash?! Looking for a partner!

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Sounds Good! I'll be doing paleoecology! Any chance you play squash?! Looking for a partner!


I used to play quite a lot of tennis but never really knew anyone who played Squash; I'd be happy to learn how to play though ^^
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Thank you, I'm looking forward to it but I'm a bit nervous about living in another country


Hi. I moved in Bern little bit over year ago and to be honest I don´t miss my home anymore. You will be fine.
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I used to play quite a lot of tennis but never really knew anyone who played Squash; I'd be happy to learn how to play though ^^
That would be fun! I'd love to teach ya!
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Hey, welcome to Switzerland and welcome to Bern! I've been here for 2 years now and also moved over from the UK. If you need some advice or someone to show you around when you arrive, let me know! Always nice to meet other English speaking peeps Good luck with the move!
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That would be fun! I'd love to teach ya!


Sounds fun! When are you due to arrive? I'm booking my flights soon!
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Sounds fun! When are you due to arrive? I'm booking my flights soon!
I'll be there the first of September! About to book my flights as well! When do you get in?
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I'll be there the first of September! About to book my flights as well! When do you get in?


August 10th, did you find somewhere to live yet? I'm not sure what I'm doing for accommodation yet.
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I did find somewhere to live. I used Students.ch which was super useful. Ill be just outside of Bern!
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I did find somewhere to live. I used Students.ch which was super useful. Ill be just outside of Bern!

Cool! How are you going to commute into Bern if you're living outside Bern? I think I'm going to try to find somewhere in Bern itself but I don't have long left to look! Only just got my work contract through though.
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