Placements

  • Virtual Reality and Cacti

    It was my first Saturday in London and I was just starting to feel as if I was getting some kind of grip on the city. We were sat in the Uber I had so expertly ordered, as if to...

  • A México

    The night before I left to Mexico was inevitably plagued with sleeplessness, and as I reluctantly awoke after two hours sleep I was greeted with a notification from Air France to alert me that my Paris to Mexico City flight...

  • "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things" - Henry Miller

    I'm Maighna, a third year Politics and Spanish student, and for the first semester of my Year Abroad I will be going to study abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico. Telling people that I’m moving there has elicited a variety of responses, from...

  • Congratulations to our 2015-16 Bloggers!

    Congratulations to our fantastic students in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences who blogged throughout their placement/year abroad. The posts have been engaging, informative, exciting and above all, honest. They paint a diverse picture of the experiences that our...

  • “Although of course you end up becoming yourself”*

    Every day now the end of my journey looks closer and closer, and I’ll have to start saying my good-byes soon. My first farewell though is to my readers, as it is time for a wrap up of this diary...

  • Goodbyeeee

    I am at the end and will soon fly home. I am in the process of saying goodbye. Goodbye will be hugs and handshakes to family and friends, who I've grown to know and love in the past ten months....

  • The Daily Struggle

    For those doing placement next year, I want to give an insight to an average day at Lawyers for Human Rights. Perhaps some may want to apply themselves next year. Lawyers for Human Rights is “an independent human rights organisation with...

  • A guide to the anxious person's first day!

    Do you ever stay awake at night, looking at the ceiling, with a deep sense of anxiety deep inside you don’t really know where it comes from but you can’t chase away?   For me that is quite regular. I...

  • Rejoignez une Alliance!

    South Africa is a famously multilingual nation. It has eleven official languages, so usually you converse with others in their second or even third tongue. This makes you ever and painfully conscious of your status as a monoglottic imbecile. Especially...

  • On Missing Home(s)

    My parents and my sister recently visited me, so I had a good occasion to reflect on homesickness. Maybe it’s a bit arrogant, but I consider myself an expert on the matter, first as an Italian student living in the...