Placements

  • How to survive your first day of placement

    I'm Laura, and I am finishing my third week at my placement in an NHS psychiatric hospital. I was a first year blogger back in 2016, and will now be blogging about my experience on an unpaid placement this year, hopefully...

  • We Nether Want To Leave

    As we reach the end of placement (not quite the end of our time in Rotterdam) we can start to reflect on what a year it has been. Liv: It’s always a joke that we go on a ‘gap yah’...

  • National Assembly for Wales...what's that?

    Working for eleven months at the Welsh Government has made me think more about the politics of the principality. This is the broader context of our work in social research. The voter turnout for the 2016 Welsh Assembly elections was...

  • Decision time

    Decision making is a skill that I have mixed success in. Get me on a hockey pitch and I’d say my decision making was pretty good. But in all other aspects of life, from deciding on university to which ice...

  • 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...

  • 2 girls, 10 eggs

    Project Work has been super busy the past few weeks! Firstly, following International Women´s Day, there were two weeks full of events for the He for She campaign - a global gender equality campaign. My first event with CECASEM was...

  • Spring Break

    Currently in absolute denial that we have sat down to write all about our trials and tribulations of MARCH!!!!! How on earth did this happen?!! Only two more posts after this one… so best get on with it! OK so...