Second Year Placement Blog

Back in university this week since the first week of December… you might be wondering why? I’ve been on teaching practice for 8 weeks! I’m Hannah, a Primary Education student here at LHU, and I’m in my second year. In first year, we had a 6-week long placement, and this year was the same teaching…

8 ways you can save the planet

One of the things that we’re hearing a lot about in the media recently is climate change. Evidence is showing that global temperatures are rising at a level that just isn’t sustainable for the environment, and sadly it’s because of human activity. Yes, it does sound scary and you may be wondering what you can…

The epiphany that led me to Hope…

Tuesday 6th August at around 12:30pm was my epiphany moment. I had just got back from my second trip to Benidorm in the space of 7 weeks, and I had the blues. The most recent trip was to celebrate the return of my girlfriend who had just spent 8 weeks coaching football in Orlando, so…

My Global Hope experience…

Global Hope South Africa Project 2019   19/07/19 Hi I’m George and I have recently just graduated from Hope with a degree in Sport and PE with Education. Over the next 3 weeks I’ll be undertaking a Global Hope Project to Sparrow Foundation School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Faye and I, the group leaders and…

Avignon Erasmus Trip

Hi! I’m Gareth and I’m currently in Avignon on an Erasmus trip, read my blog to find out what I’ve been up to… Day 1 – Lundi 17 Juin After finding the correct shuttle bus from Marseilles Airport (very difficult) I arrived at Vertrolles Aeroport Marseilles station and boarded my double-decker train at 15:25 local…

Tackling my next big challenge…

I haven’t always been a professional rugby player. Until I was 20 I worked in a printing factory and just played at an amateur level. But then I went semi-pro for my local team in Whitehaven, and before I knew it I’d been signed by Leeds Rhinos. From there I spent three years at Wakefield and…

Preparations for life after university

It’s at that really busy stage of the academic year where final year students or MA students like myself are frantically trying to balance our studies with preparing for life outside of university. It’s a scary prospect to know you’ve been secure somewhere for 3+ years and accepting that place of solitude is coming to…

Returning to education after an extended break

When I was at school, there was a general consensus that education was something you did when you were young. After school, you’d go to college or sixth form and then university. Masters or PhD-level study was hardly ever mentioned but if that’s what you were interested in, you’d do that straight from your undergraduate…

Taking advantage of change

Sometimes in life we end up not where we originally planned but at a better place and circumstance that brings us joy. It is this exact notion that sums up my life, where I’ve been and where I’ve ended up. My name is Pippa Karikari and I’m a student at Hope studying Social Policy and…

No idea about your career? Handy tips to get you started

‘The future depends on what you do today’ – Mahatma Gandhi Whether you’re in your first year or your final year, it’s never too early or too late to start considering your career options. But instead of trawling through page after page of job sites and waiting for your ideal job to jump out at…