Humanities & Social Sciences placements

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

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  • What living in Italy has taught me…apart from Italian.

      1). What culture actually means and actually how British I am. I always thought that I felt pretty Italian, I mean my Dad is from Rome and my mum speaks it fluently. I grew up on Italian cuisine, always...

  • Finding Myself...

    Not in the sense of doing yoga and being Zen and enlightened but finding my replacement – ‘the new me’. Recently we held an assessment centre to find the next Corporate Responsibility (CR) placement student. Being in a small team...

  • Feliz Año Nuevo

    Last we met I was heading home for a few days to England for some good quality family time before heading to New Zealand, where I visited my now fiancé! I’ve been back in Madrid for 2 weeks now and...

  • A Tale of Three Cities – TNT (2/3)

    When speaking to a number of different Americans about my plans to visit Canada, a large majority asked me “why?” Well… why not? I have been pretty surprised by the sheer number of Americans I have spoken to who say they...

  • The end of Year Abroad part 1.

    This time next week will be my last day at work. I can’t believe I just said that. I mean, I knew it was always going to come to this, that at some point I would have to say goodbye...

  • A Tale of Three Cities – NYC (1/3)

    Over my Christmas break, I took 4 buses totalling an admirable 33 hours all together and visited 3 excellent cities. Doing a placement at a university means you can get away with having a real Christmas holiday – something you may not...

  • HR Community

    During my placement I decided to join the HR Community team. A big part of my placement ‘fear’ was about ‘fitting in’- the idea of not having anyone to go to lunch with fills me with dread - silly I...

  • Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas.

    As the Christmas holidays have been approaching there’s definitely been a buzzing atmosphere in both school and the city in general. The lights go up so late here (last weekend in November!) but it just made it all the more...

  • Whats new from a fake gato

    Hi folks, checking in after a couple weeks of fun here in Madrid. A couple weeks back I had a visit from a friend from uni (the very same I visited in Alicante a couple months ago) as she was...

  • Two months in

    I have been in Madrid for 2 months now and let me tell you, it is fab. Never have I been to a capital that has the same constant buzz and excitement without the stress that comes with it. I...