Sweden is considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world. They enjoy the longest paid maternity leave in the world (a whopping 16 months!), liberal household duties: men and women share a lot of responsibilities and equality is just generally on the agenda. So for a female, it’s a pretty good place to start your… Read More How to succeed as a woman in science? (Hint: It helps if you study at KI 😄)
Having been in Sweden for nearly two years, I can happily say I have experienced many Swedish traditions. Luckily there are loads and another reason to celebrate is never far away. For those of you who are coming to Sweden in September, why not try a new Swedish thing every month? January: Watch the Fireworks… Read More A Swedish Tradition for Every Month: How many have you done?
Hello again! Now that it is the 4th semester of the Bachelor Biomedicine programme, it is time to talk about the application for Bachelor thesis! The thesis is in the 6th and last semester of the programme, meaning next year but the application process starts now. I know it may seem too early but as… Read More The first step to applying for a Bachelor Thesis abroad!
Winter may not yet be over and there may still be snow on the ground…. BUT I remain optimistic that spring is just around the corner. Despite being British, and therefore immune to all bad weather (?), winter in Stockholm has definitely been tough at times. The city can look at its most beautiful under… Read More How I survived a winter in Stockholm…
After the Christmas break, my HEPM class and I came back to an intensive, short course to complete the first semester. This course was ‘Planning for Health’ and promised to give us insight into just how future plans for healthcare are drawn up. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this course and was… Read More Finishing my first semester: Planning for Health
You might have noticed a common theme in my recent blog posts about the course modules in HEPM: group work. There’s no escaping the fact that this is a big part of any of the Global Master’s courses and makes up a significant proportion of your grade in each module. Whilst I was used to… Read More How I survived (and thrived!) in group work
It’s no secret that University can be a lot of work and a lot of pressure. For the last 4 months, I have been at Novo Nordisk for my Practical Placement 2. Novo is a great company and I am coming away with some great friends and lots of learning experience. However this post is… Read More KI is a good place to be when it goes a bit wrong
Not too long ago I promised you a journey through the courses you would take as a first year HEPM student. Now it’s time for the next instalment. After finishing our first health economics module, we moved straight on to ‘Health Systems and Policy’… At the beginning of this master’s, this module was possibly the… Read More Course Review: Health Systems and Policy
One of the best things about doing a Global Master’s is the opportunity to call a new city home for a couple of years. As I’ve settled in, the requests from friends and family to visit have gradually built up. In fact, just last weekend, one of my friends from home came to stay and… Read More How to host in Stockholm…
After deciding to apply for a master’s, one of the things I found most challenging was working out exactly what would be covered on the course. Syllabuses obviously exist, but they usually don’t give anything like the kind of detail that a prospective student is looking for. With this in mind, I’ve created a series… Read More A voyage of discovery: my first health economics module…