How to succeed as a woman in science? (Hint: It helps if you study at KI ğŸ˜„)

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 ğŸ˜„)

A Swedish Tradition for Every Month: How many have you done?

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?

5 surprisingly FREE things in Stockholm (and 3 things that surprisingly aren’t)

Sweden is quite expensive but like any place in the world, you can always find things to do for free 😀 Stockholm is no exception, you can visit the old town, go to a museum, visit one of the many parks or take a free walking tour. However, Sweden has surprised me several times with other FREE things… Read More 5 surprisingly FREE things in Stockholm (and 3 things that surprisingly aren’t)

Working during your studies: if I can do it, you can too!

I have been working since day 1 of my master’s programme here at Karolinska Institutet (KI), but only recently did I start a more permanent part-time job. During my first year at KI, I tutored regularly and though it was hard, I managed it quite well. Now, I work 60% at a different department at… Read More Working during your studies: if I can do it, you can too!

15 things you can (and should!) do once you get a personnummer

If you are reading this I am guessing you are a proud owner of a personnummer. Congratulations! ğŸŽ‰Â Whether getting it was a breeze or you ended up going through hell and back (like me) to get one, you are probably wondering what are the next steps in getting settled in Sweden. Worry not, for I am here to… Read More 15 things you can (and should!) do once you get a personnummer

How I survived a winter in Stockholm…

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…