December 2016

  • Life as a Sciences Po student: New Year's Eve Reflections

    This year I have the exciting opportunity to study at Sciences Po Paris for two semesters. So far it's been a great time filled with making new friends, studying interesting topics, and getting acquainted with the beautiful city of Paris....

  • Year Abroad III – things I’ve learnt whilst on placement abroad

    Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.                                            December, 2016. Bonjour! Last week I returned home after my 3-month-and-a-half placement in Fécamp, Normandy,...

  • Trick Or Techno

    As I mentioned in my earlier posts, the Mexican approach to life is very laidback and chilled, an ethos I have easily adapted to. I think it’s the constant heat, which is much appreciated, but this combined with my solid...

  • An introduction to me and my Placement...

    Hello all! I understand I am late to the party with starting my blog but wanted to get a really good understanding of my placement before doing so. I am working as a research assistant in the Department of Education at the...

  • Lessons from my first semester

    As Christmas draws ever closer, so does the end of semester one. It’s crazy that we’ve now done a big chunk of first year, but also crazy to think that I only moved into my accommodation 9 weeks ago today....

  • Adventures in Germany

    My research involves using an atomic force microscope (AFM) to see into the tiny world of atoms and molecules. I was lucky, then, to find out that there's a week-long summer school focussed on AFM that comes around every three...

  • 6th Prague Agenda Conference - and a sobering moment inside a Soviet military base

    This week I had the opportunity to attend for the second year in a roll the Prague Agenda Conference. Since President Obama’s 2009 announcement of his long-term nuclear disarmament vision in Prague - in his iconic Prague Speech -  and...

  • Living in Woodland Court

    Aside from applying for uni itself, applying for accommodation is the most stressful experience of uni preparation- at least it was for me! I live in Woodland Court, and thought it would be good to offer a little personal insight...