2015-16

Blog posts made during the 2015-16 academic year.

  • The life of the city, or how I learned to love communes

    Be aware, this entry is not work-related. I am instead going to talk of what has been the most significant and unexpected aspect in my life in Malaga, especially considering my placement is really not political: Politics. Malaga is a...

  • Bringing the Books to Life

    One thing I appreciate on placement is how it brings to life some of what I’ve studied at university. I know I’m lucky, because not everyone who studies a subject gets to do it as such, particularly in the humanities...

  • London Life!

    Placement Blog 7 This is my 7th blog about my placement year at London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In UK. Count down to the summer… The last few weeks I have been continuing with on-going projects. With Rio 2016...

  • ‘‘A laughter that will bury you all’’

    First post of the new year, and it’s already the end of February… time really flies when you are having fun! This time I want to talk about what I consider one of the most important elements in the working...

  • New projects, new skills...

    This is my 6th blog about my placement year at London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In UK. This month has been quite quiet at the organisation, with business resuming as usual. However, there have been a few exciting projects...

  • Ellie & Roisin's year at SHPI

    The London Bike Show We recently spent 4 days at the ExCel for the London Bike Show. SHPI set up a Performance Hub where we tested a stream of cyclists and triathletes. The testing included body composition analysis, lactate threshold tests on the...

  • What do you do? Helping expats into volunteering...‏

    Sometimes I struggle to know exactly how to answer when someone asks me what I do; it's a pretty unique company, and I have a quite unusual role within it! But it is worth explaining as it's an interesting company with a novel concept....

  • Things You Really Should Know About Munich

    Having only ever spent a couple of days in Germany, before committing to a 6 month job in Munich, kind of on a whim, you could say that I wasn't really prepared! So here are just a few things that took me...

  • "Volunteering. The key to a healthier, happier 2016"...

    This is my 5th blog about my placement year at London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In UK. 2016! This is my first blog of 2016! December was a busy, but enjoyable month! I went to my first Join in...

  • A Little Down The Road

    Well, it's been three months now, and it seems like time is right for a little check-up. By now, I think I've got enough experience to actually be able to answer the question that was always on my mind before...