That Chalet Girl Life

Working and living in the mountains they said? And so I ran…(actually I took a 18 hour coach journey) Having just returned from 5 months in St. Anton, Austria, working as a Chalet girl I thought i’d share my experience with you. You say Chalet girl and everyone straight away says ahhh like the movie?!  (which was actually…

Using fashion to make Equality Reality

As a lot of my readers may know I gained a strong interest in Gender Equality throughout my University degree. In turn, this led to my final year Dissertation being titled ‘Son Preference with reference to Adolescent Marriage in Pakistan’. I am, therefore,  always on the look out for active ways to provide and enhance young girls…

Sunshine on a Rainy Day-WaterAid

I recently joined the special WaterAid Project Sunshine team so I wanted to share the great work behind this project with you. WaterAid is an amazing charity that now has teams in 37 countries worldwide making great progress towards a world where everyone has access to clean drinking water and a safe running toilet. The aim…

Trashy Bags, Social Enterprise-Ghana

So as some of my readers may know from a previous blog post I was lucky enough to go on a field trip to Ghana at University. The trip was based at the University of Accra where we worked alongside the Regional Institute of Population Studies and undertook data collection, analysis and then presented our findings to our home…

What’s next Graduate?

This question has to be the most dreaded and hated question for all recent graduates and I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked it since graduating in July. Why is it that people expect you to go straight into a graduate scheme or in a great company, it is not that easy! But…

Croatia Holiday

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” As a keen traveller I absolutely love this quote and would choose a travel adventure over anything materialistic any day. So on this basis being a graduate in debt this Summer myself and my best friend I met on my exchange in Australia went on…

Happy International Day of the Girl

So this morning I woke up and checked my phone to find that Facebook were advertising ‘International Day of the Girl’ with the option to add a frame to your profile picture to show your support. As an avid user of social media myself I am not unaware of the negative effects and changes it has had to society….

I’m officially a graduate!! 

So the last few months have been an absolute whirlwind and I can’t believe I’m now able to say I’m a graduate!! My final semester at Southampton went really well even if it was a bit of a come down from my semester abroad in Australia. Easter break turned into dissertation writing every single day and…

Thinking of studying abroad?

So I was lucky enough to be offered an exchange at the University of Adelaide in Australia for the first Semester of my final year of my BSc Population and Geography degree at the University of Southampton. Firstly I was apprehensive of accepting this and was therefore choosing between Adelaide and Amsterdam (very different I…

Week 16: SWOTVAC week

After a mad week celebrating the end of the semester we were all brought back down to reality pretty quickly coming Monday morning. I had the release of my take home exam for one of my Geography modules coming out tomorrow morning at 9am. Luckily this week was SWOTVAC week so there were no contact hours…

Week 15: End of Semester Celebrations

Another week and another week of uni work but it was okay because I was handing in my last assignment on Wednesday so that meant all my deadlines would be over then it was the exams to go! After a long blues Monday we all headed to the Union Hotel to devour the $6 pizzas…

Week 14: The library=my second home

This week I unfortunately wasn’t able to escape the library with final deadlines looming and exams forthcoming so for some serious library motivation we planned our last big night out on Friday before everyones assignments and exams get too crazy. But for now it was back to the library day dreaming of the day where we…