Entries by Alastair Wells

I ♥ NY!

Hi everyone! The last two weeks have been quite busy, we have finals in a month and some tests before that which are taking up a lot of my time. I now only work at the call centre once a week because I would rather study and it can get a bit repetitive. Right now, […]


Richmond President meets students in Thailand

Richmond President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Abeln, greeted prospective postgraduate students recently in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the QS World Grad School Tour, a global series of events for those interested in studying a Master’s degree. Pictured left to right are: Richmond President, Professor Lawrence Abeln, Zia Islam, Senior Academic Officer  and Dr Roger Levermore, […]


Dr Rafal Soborski makes presentation at Political Studies Association workshop

Professor of International Politics at Richmond, Rafal Soborski, recently presented a paper at the workshop, ‘Contemporary Radical Left Parties and Movements in Europe: Organisation, Policies and Ideology’, organised by the Labour Movements and Communism Specialist Groups of the Political Studies Association. Rafal’s paper, entitled, ‘Prefiguration vs counterhegemony? Questioning anti-neoliberal activism’, was based on his second […]


Let’s get cleaning – The Green Project team hits the river

Richmond’s Wayne Clark, Faculty Advisor to The Green Project and The Great British Baking Society, recently led the University’s first volunteer river clean-up of the Fall 2019 semester, with The Wandle Trust. We have now been doing these for 12 years! Wayne said, “The clean-up was in Beddington Park, South London, and we had eight brave […]


Health & Fitness Week puts the spotlight on student wellbeing

Richmond students experienced a wide range of revitalising activities during the University’s Health and Fitness Week held earlier this month. From ‘Doug the Therapy Pug’ to free fitness sessions at Kensington Virgin Active and free Graze power snacks, there was something for everyone to enjoy during the week-long session, aimed at improving both the physical […]

How four months abroad changed my life

It is hard for me to believe that August will mark the one year anniversary of the beginning of my study abroad adventure in Fall 2018. It might have only been four months, but thanks to the opportunity to study abroad at Richmond, The American International University in London, these four months presented numerous opportunities […]

New York, New York

Hi! Much has happened since I wrote my first blog post – I got a job as a student researcher at the university’s public opinion laboratory, met a few new people, taken what felt like a thousand exams, and visited the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine. However, my biggest joy was finally […]

Finally got to visit the Parks

Hi everyone! I think it’s safe to say that this is my favourite blog post yet! After midterms ended, I was pretty much just preparing for my boyfriend to come visit. He came for a week and we met in Orlando – I took the bus to Orlando and it was the LONGEST thing I’ve […]