Beyond Study Abroad – 2017 Young Diplomats Forum, Riga, Latvia

What is it? The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is a week of workshops, policy development group exercises, institutional and cultural visits and an opportunity to hear world leading experts debate on a variety of contemporary global and political topics. After receiving an email from the Centre for Global Programmes at York advertising the opportunity, and … Continue reading Beyond Study Abroad – 2017 Young Diplomats Forum, Riga, Latvia

How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….

6 things I overcame on my first semester of Study Abroad

My first semester of study abroad in South Africa, Rhodes University, was filled with challenges and cherished memories. Living and studying in another country was bound to be filled with unexpected experiences, ones that I’ve learnt huge amounts from and others that have made great stories to tell my family and friends back home. Now … Continue reading 6 things I overcame on my first semester of Study Abroad

An International Study Centre in the USA: reflecting on what I really gained and learnt…

Hi there once again, I’m sorry for being a bit quiet on this front- my dissertation has started occupying every conscious thought that I have! Before this dissertation take-over happened though, I had a few weeks to really reflect on what I had actually gained from my time in the USA with the lovely lot … Continue reading An International Study Centre in the USA: reflecting on what I really gained and learnt…

Unexpected yacht expertise and other things you might gain from your degree.

Learning at university doesn’t necessarily mean learning things, although you’ll learn some of those as well. You’ll gain a bunch of other skills useful for later life (and some that are not, like how to eat spaghetti with only a spoon). In this blog post I’ll talk about stuff I’ve learned through my degree, that … Continue reading Unexpected yacht expertise and other things you might gain from your degree.

A few Environment FAQs…

What is a typical week like? In my first year, I typically had between 10 and 15 contact hours, spread evenly across the week. These consisted of lectures, tutorials, field trips and seminars. I always had time for myself to catch up on lectures, work at my part time job and to spend time with … Continue reading A few Environment FAQs…