Recent Blogs

The selfish value of volunteering

12 November 2015 Guest Blogger – Pete Saunders Two weeks ago Global Ideas Forum wrapped up for 2015. I say wrapped up, in the sense that the public event came…

‘Advice I wish I had': Hannah Gonda, Bethia Burgess, Annie Ingram

You’re never really ready. You’re never really 100% ready. So stop waiting to be ready. Stop waiting for that perfect moment when you’ll finally be ready, because it will never…

Realising your dream: Stephanie Eslake

I studied a double degree in media and music, and I felt lost through the whole thing. I’d come from a background in classical performance and has a love for…

5 reasons to ‘get lost’ before you graduate

YOA Ambassador, Joel Young I’ll be the first to admit that moving out of home is brave, exciting and frighteningly expensive. The decision is a hard one, to leave behind all…

‘How I got my foot in the door': Sam Bertram, Shashikala Davidson and Anna Zhang

Getting a job doing what you love isn’t easy. Figuring out what type of job you want isn’t easy either. However, the best advice that I’ve taken to figuring out…

‘Realising your dream': Anna Gardiner

When people ask me what I want to do career wise, I usually just answer ‘Be David Attenborough’. But to expand slightly, I’d love to work on wildlife documentaries –…

‘Realising your dream': Andy James

When I was in High School, I made my then girlfriend promise to punch me in the face if I ever started working for a bank. I knew how my…

Experience Southeast Asia. Experience more than a holiday.

23 April 2015 YOA Regional Curator, Heather Mofflin I vividly remember my first trip to Southeast Asia when I was 12. I couldn’t believe that a country so close to home…

You can do it! 5 tips for realising your potential and getting started

30 March 2015 Guest Blogger Alison Killen As students, we’re always telling ourselves we’re not ready. Too often we fall into the habit of viewing university as an incubator, with ‘real…

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