Making friends and social life

  • What the Year Abroad Means for Lower Income Students

    Hi all, I’m Sauri and I study Politics and Spanish with a year abroad! In this first blog post, I would like to address the preconceptions, stereotypes and expectations associated with the year abroad. I think the principal stereotype associated...

  • The Big Move

    Hello! I'm Helen, a psychology student on placement working as a study coordinator at the Child Attachment, Relationships and Emotion (CARE) Lab based at Pomona College. In these blogs I hope to provide some insight on living in California, the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The End of Bath Time

    I remember collecting my library card during Freshers’ Week 2014 and glancing at the expiry date. July 2018 seemed like a lifetime away, with four gruelling years lined up ahead of me. I could not have been more wrong. It...

  • The importance of living it up and having a social life (even if you're a master’s student)

    Panic. Only four weeks into my master’s course and I can see it in the faces of my fellow peers. The moment when we ask “what have we gotten ourselves in to”? Surely choosing to do an undergraduate degree is...