Social & Policy Sciences

  • My first month at Microsoft!

    Hi everyone! I’m really excited to have a record of my  placement year at Microsoft by writing these blogs, and I hope it makes for good reading too. I secured my placement at Microsoft in February 2018 after an initial...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Brain Farts and Cable Cars

    Project Work at CECASEM is going really well and I´m loving it! Me and the two other volunteers have spent the past few weeks working on our project proposal for a grant. We have planned a girls empowerment weekend camp...

  • Ali's Blogging Bonanzibar

    I have just returned from my three month placement with ICS – VSO in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Due to being cut off from the wonderful world of the internet more or less the entire time, I was not able to post...