2014-15

Blog posts made during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Seeking Spanish: Spain, Chile and Beyond

    Coming now towards the end of my year out of the UK, I cannot recommend taking a year abroad enough. Perhaps this is because I didn’t take a gap year before university, so having a year out of my usual education...

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    I made it back into America! Jubilations! Not that I was worried for a second… A few days ago I took my third and final trip to Montreal, so that I could then come back into the States on a...

  • What's keeping me human

    You know you’re really enjoying your year abroad and starting to feel at home somewhere when you forget to write your blog that all your nice loving family and friends at home are reading…FOR NEARLY 3 MONTHS. All jokes aside,...

  • It's the final countdown...

    This past year has been a world wind ride: -       I have met Sir Trevor McDonald for the CR Awards -       I have helped run the Young Talent Programme with some of the children from ‘Educating the East End’ -      ...

  • Happily Unemployed

    It has now been over 10 months since I hopped over the pond and re-located to Boston, but most importantly it has been almost a month since I finished my work placement at the Child Language Lab. I now find...

  • Experiencing South America's Intensely Gratifying Copa América

    Originally posted on June 24, 2015 at https://elosogolosouprooted.wordpress.com/ Living in Santiago has just gotten that bit more entertaining as Chile hosts the 44th Copa América, uniting different Latin American communities together in the name of football. Football’s ability to unite even...

  • Chile Demands What It Deserves

    Originally posted on June 15, 2015 at https://elosogolosouprooted.wordpress.com/ A group of young Chileans greeted me with “Bienvenida al neoliberalismo” as they searched for a bottle opener in Santiago’s Parque Forestal. Even with winter just around the corner, the sun was still providing...

  • Young Talent Programme

      As part of my role as the Employee Relations & CR Administrator I help organise and run the Young Talent Programme. The Young Talent Programme works with Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow which was featured as the school that was...

  • El Momento es Ahora

    Originally posted on January 31, 2015 at https://elosogolosouprooted.wordpress.com/ “Año del cambio, podemos soñar, podemos vencer.” - Pablo Iglesias, leader of Podemos   Today, 100,000 people gathered in la Puerta del Sol in central Madrid in order to support the Podemos party...

  • Organic Roots Festival

    Originally posted on December 16, 2014 at https://elosogolosouprooted.wordpress.com/ One weekend, shortly after arriving in Spain, I ventured my way to Organic Roots festival. Organic Roots is a Roots reggae and dub festival organised entirely by volunteers and attended by (as I...