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  • Well it wouldn’t be a year abroad without a trip to A&E?!

    Here we are again sitting down to write another blog, and here again we cannot quite believe how little time we have left in Rotterdam. That said, we are not ready to wind down just yet and this month has...

  • Walking the talk!

    With the Commonwealth Games finishing recently and the athletes returning home from Australia to more normal lives, I thought I’d focus this blog post on sport. In particular, on hockey and its relationship with the wider world and the working...

  • Methodological skills are the best type of skills!

    For my third blog post I thought I’d focus on the specific methodological research skills that I’ve learnt whilst studying at Bath University and on placement in a government department. Over my first two years at uni I had four...

  • Broad not Deep

    Since starting work in the Sustainable Futures Research Team at the Welsh Government I have been involved in a vast range of projects and topic areas. The team covers housing, culture, and environment research – some pretty meaty topics for...

  • It's a desk life!

    Halfway through placement (and I still haven't written a blog post...whoops)! Well here we go - never too late to start. My name is Anna and I’m working in Social Research at the Welsh Government in Cardiff. When thinking of what...

  • Weekversary in Argentina!

    Two days ago marked the weekversary of my move to Argentina! I have been met with new people, foods, behaviours, climates and much more! All these new experiences I will talk in greater detail in future posts however here I...

  • End of a Lifetime

    Two weeks ago I finished my placement as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist with the Lifetime Service in Bath. After a tearful farewell to my colleagues with some amazing flowers for me as a thank you for all the work I...

  • Year Abroad VI – culture shock and different ways of life

    Siena, Italy                                                                  April, 2017 Salve! I’m back with a new post, this time about culture shock, which is a term many of you who have lived abroad or are soon going to have definitely encountered. Here’s a little break-down of...