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  • 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...

  • London Life and Student Living

    Before another post updating about life at NBCU, I thought I’d write a piece on what it’s like to be a POLIS placement student in London. I had always figured that I would live in London at some point in...

  • Argentine Activism

    No matter how far away from your homeland you may be there is a sense of cultural memory and belonging, one that has the power to transcend borders. Scores of expats call Buenos Aires home, but the yanquis in particular...