Humanities & Social Sciences placements

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences' students share their placement and year abroad experiences.

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The winners of the 2016-17 blogging competition announced!

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📥  2016-17, Communication, Health, Politics, Languages & International Studies, Psychology

As our placement students are gradually returning back to Bath for their final year, it is time to announce the winners of our annual blogging competition!

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences thanks all students who dedicated their time to write so many fascinating and adventurous blog posts throughout the year they spent on placements both in the UK and all over the world. Their stories are a true testimonial of how challenging, rewarding and life-changing a year on placement can be. As a recognition of our bloggers´ commitment to report on their placement expecience, the Faculty has awarded following students a number on departmental prizes, and an overall Faculty Prize.

The Faculty Prize of £100 as well as the prize for the Best Health Department blog of £150 goes to Emily Fallon (Sport & Exercise Science) for her captivating and exciting blog posts from the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). She spent her placement year supporting Australian Olympic athletes and discovering new talents in Adelaide.

Photo of blue sky and placement student

Emily and the kind of view you only get on a placement in Australia with SASI.

Charlotte Harris (Psychology) receives the departmental prize of £100 for her dedicated work as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist with the Lifetime Service (and a Cyclist of the Year) in Bath.

The Department of PoLIS awards Zoe Amador Martinez (French and ab ignition Italian) a prize of £100 for sharing her experience from her teaching placement in Fécamp, France as well as giving her fellow students authentic report from her Erasmus+ experience in Siena, Italy.

Group of students with Erasmus+ flag

Zoe and her friends on the Erasmus+ programme during their year abroad.

The next awardee of the PoLIS department is Katy Wallis (French and ab initio Italian). Katy spent one semester studying in Aix-en-Provence, France and the second in Naples, Italy. Katy also deserves a Blogger Dedication Award for posting every single day.

Natasha Jokic (Politics with Economics) spent her placement at NBCUniversal International as a New Media Research Intern. She met Jamie Dornan on the red carpet AND also receives the PoLIS departmental prize. Where do you go from there?

London Pride bus

Natasha and her NBCUniversal colleagues taking part London Pride.

Last but not least, Maighna Nanu (Spanish and Politics) also receives the PoLIS departmental prize for her adventurous and colourful blog from Guadalajara, Mexico. If you want to know how to get on a university-organised trip involving testing tequila, then read her posts.

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all bloggers for their authentic and valuable insight provided to our first and second year students preparing for their placements. Soon, we will be also getting new and exciting reports from our current third year students. Do sign up if you're embarking on your placement year!

Written by Julie Fulepova, placement student and Marketing & Events Assistant within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.


Congratulations to our 2015-16 Bloggers!


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Congratulations to our fantastic students in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences who blogged throughout their placement/year abroad.

The posts have been engaging, informative, exciting and above all, honest. They paint a diverse picture of the experiences that our students can have during their third year, in various global locations with fascinating organisations.

The Faculty would like to award a number of prizes this year, in recognition of the commitment of the bloggers and their engaging posts.

The top Faculty prize of £250 goes to Anna Clemente (Politics & International Relations) for her honest and impactful blog charting her experiences (and occassional homesickness) in Spain.

Spanish grafitti on a wall

Anna's final post aptly concludes with this Spanish translation: “You have been, you are, and you will always be my most beautiful chance"

Alex Polkey (Politics & International Relations) receives the PoLIS departmental prize of £100 for his fascinating account of living in Johannesburg and working for the organisation Lawyers for Human Rights.

The Faculty have awarded prizes of £100 to the bloggers from the Department of Health:

Jade Traynor (Sport & Exercise Science) who spent a year working for the South Australia Sports Institute (SASI) and was lucky enough to support Australian athletes in the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in everything from beach volleyball to kayaking and cycling.

Ellie Webster & Roisin Walsh, (Sport & Exercise Science) who jointly blogged about their placements at the Surrey Human Performance Institute (SHSI) which gave them an insight into both the elite sports and health applications of sport and exercise science.

Louise Rose (Sport & Social Sciences) spent her year in London working for the Olympic legacy charity Join In UK - encouraging volunteering in sport - which included working on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY).

The sports stars on the red carpet at SPOTY

The blogs provide insight and advice for our first and second year students who will be embarking on their placements, and for students who are considering studying at Bath. A new cohort of bloggers will be sharing their adventures here soon.