Working in Bristol while I learn

Hi everyone! Thanks so much to all of you who managed to tune in to the University of Bristol’s Virtual Visit Day, we hope we were able to answer your most burning questions! Teaching block 2 has now begun, and we have new modules, new reading and new subjects to get our heads around! I’m particularly happy to be taking a module in Liaison Interpreting, a new and exciting way to develop my practical language skills.

I’ve also decided to continue with my internship until the beginning of May (the beginning of exam period) — I work at the Cabot Institute, which is one of the main research institutes here at the University of Bristol (alongside Elizabeth Blackwell and the IAS). It’s a work experience that I managed to find through the university’s careers service, and I’ve had the chance to meet some really interesting and amazing academics here at Bristol who lead research aiming to resolve issues relating to environmental uncertainty, natural hazards, food and water security, and energy. It’s been a great chance for me to learn about some of the wonderful things that Bristol is involved in. Did you know that a physics professor from Bristol helped build drones for the collection of radiation data from areas exposed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011? Or that Bristol has been named as the European Green Capital for the year 2015? There is plenty of effort this year, and university students and academics are playing their part to promote this international cause for environmental care and sustainability.

My work at Cabot gives me a chance to meet all these great people, be inspired, make new connections and gain new skills. I like to think that it goes to show what you could be getting up to in Bristol in the times outside of your usual studies. There are so many societies, clubs, and work experiences to add plenty of variety to your life, and Bristol is a hub of activity and opportunity. Many people come to Bristol from all over to work, study or live, and it is certain that you will enjoy yourself and have plenty to explore if you end up coming here next year.

That’s all from me for now, I’ll be back soon with another update — but thanks for reading, and bye for now!

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