Liam Kennedy graduated from Leeds with a BA in Geography in 2013 and now works for SKIP, an NGO in Peru. Here he discusses the factors that led him there as well as his tips for others.
Doing something worthwhile
Joseph Soloveitchik once philosophised that within every human there are two contrasting beings. He named those beings Adam I and Adam II. Adam I is an ambitious and worldly type, his motives are mainly economic; he wants to climb the ladder, be powerful etc. Whereas Adam II is more humble, he wants to do good and be good; he follows a more moral compass. He stated that these beings are in constant flux, that the winner of this internal battle guides our decisions. I guess this school of thought is what has guided me through my career choices to this point Continue reading
My name is Saad and I’m a student at the University of Leeds doing an integrated masters in Mechanical Engineering. I have been fortunate enough to be one of the three students offered a summer placement this year at Toyota Boshoku Corporation in Japan through the Toyoda internship. Continue reading
Thinking of taking a year abroad as part of your degree? Hannah-Clare Akitt, a student who is currently on her year abroad, gives her advice on things to bear in mind.
Whether you’re studying languages and a year abroad is compulsory, or you’ve just decided it might be a good idea, there are a few things you need to think about before you apply.
For me, as a language student, the year abroad was inevitable, and preparations began at the beginning of my second year Continue reading
This is a guest post written by staff at i-to-i, providing some examples of how they believe TEFL can help you develop and evidence some commonly sought-after skills. If you would like help reflecting on your skills or considering how you can develop them, or information on more skills which recruiters often require, see the make yourself employable section of our website or come in and speak to us.
Ever considered studying or working abroad? Here, one of our student bloggers Constantin shares his reflections on making the transition to another country – in his case, to come to the UK to study here at Leeds.
Multiculturalism! That’s probably one of the best things at Leeds University.That fact that you’re in an environment full of people from pretty much any other place in the world is an amazing thing to explore and take advantage of. As an EU student, I am part of that blend of people that makes this place so great to be in Continue reading