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Telling Jokes in the UK by Ruth Yao

Did you have a hard time communicating with host country nationals when you arrived? Share an example. Did you adjust your communication strategies in response? How? 257 more words

Crossing Cultures

Bridging the UK's productivity gap

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has said productivity is “almost everything” in the long run. The UK has fallen behind other countries in this area, but how can it solve its ‘productivity puzzle’?

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Livestock are coming to the fore of sustainable development to-do lists

Jean Dubuffet, Vache aux deux arbres (Cow with two trees), 1943, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.

This week, Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will participate in a panel discussion and launch organized by the… 838 more words


Angelina becomes visiting professor

ప్రొఫెసర్ ఏంజెలీనా!

ఏంజెలీనా జోలీ.. ఇప్పటివరకు ఓ అత్యుత్తమ నటిగా, రాజకీయ ప్రచారకర్తగానే మనకు తెలుసు. అయితే ప్రస్తుతం ఈ బ్యూటీ ప్రొఫెసర్‌గా మారింది. తాజాగా బ్రిటన్‌లోని..continue

Vasundhara Kutumbam

On Lanyards

The other day I was walking through LSE’s Aldwych campus on my way to the library. I can’t remember what I was wearing but I do know that I had my red King’s College London lanyard draped around my neck. 572 more words

Jeremy Corbyn Says Unlike Ed Miliband He Will Make ‘Big Promises’ To Win Power

Labour leader also predicts outcome of Chilcot Iraq Inquiry

Jeremy Corbyn has used a speech named after Ed Miliband’s father to criticise the former Labour leader for being too “modest” in his ambitions at the 2015 general election. 451 more words


End of my placement on the horizon, however...

I’ll be staying in Uganda till end of August! More on this in the next post..

Six months ago, I stepped onto Ugandan soil and started my first development work experience in Africa. 510 more words