Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • 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...

  • Finding Placements Unconventionally

    Welcome to my placement blog where I will provide monthly updates, sharing my own experience of securing a placement and the work itself. I’m a Politics and International Relations student with my two placements being at Camp Takodah through Camp America...

  • 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...

  • Why It's Okay to Feel Homesick on Your Year Abroad

    The Year Abroad is an amazing opportunity that we students at Bath are very lucky to have. We get to live, work and study in new and exciting places, meet people from all over the world and immerse ourselves completely...

  • 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...