With my last meeting as the London Chair for the Student Volunteering Network coming up it seems like a good time to reflect on how I’ve found the role and, hopefully, share some insight with new chairs or potential ones. Here are my top five learnings from just over two years in the role. 1. […]Read More Five things I learnt from being the London Chair for SVN
Rosie Coleman explains what she’s learnt from her travels and living in different part of Africa over the past year. Check out her previous blog on how travelling helped her with her career. I’ve now lived in Rwanda’s capital Kigali for 5 weeks and I’ve been working and travelling in Africa for nearly a year. […]Read More Guest post: Living in Africa; what’s it really like?
“The good news is that it’ll be 7 degrees on our first day; the bad news is it’ll drop to minus 12 in the following 48 hours.” I knew this isn’t what my sister had envisioned when I convinced her to take a spring break in Boston but it hadn’t even occurred to me that […]Read More Boston in the cold
Rosie Coleman explains why she took time off to travel and how it helped her career. Make sure you check out the video about her first three weeks in southern Africa too. I’d never taken a gap year. My travels had been holidays rather than extended periods spent overseas. After graduating from LSE in 2013, […]Read More Guest post: How travelling helped me reflect on my career and decide what to do next
24 photos to show why you should never, ever, visit Cornwall. 1. Awful beaches 2. Ugly islands 3. Boring theatres 4. Terrible ice cream 5. Unattractive fishing villages 6. Mundane stories 7. No water sports 8. Boring walks 9. Dirty seas 10. Little history 11. Disappointing views 12. Hideous harbours 13. Plain gardens 14. Uninspiring transport […]Read More 24 photos to show why you should never visit Cornwall
I written several blogs on must see sights in Ghana (part 1 & part 2) and even a blog with 23 photos showing why you should never visit Ghana. I like to try and challenge the stereotype that West Africa isn’t a tourist friendly place to visit and has as many captivating attractions as anywhere else […]Read More Ghana from above
This new documentary gives another insight in to the dangers of orphanage volunteering, focusing on Cambodia. The number of orphans in the country has reduced in recent years but the numbers of orphanages, particularly in tourist areas, has shot up. These are often funded by well-meaning international volunteers and have created a commodity of spending time […]Read More Cambodia’s Fake Orphanages: The Dark Side of Voluntourism