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‘Countering Hate Speech’ – an Erasmus virtual experience

Antonia Morena Olivares, a BA Politics & International Relations student, has completed an Erasmus+ virtual experience over the summer holidays. ‘Countering Hate Speech’ is a 5-week interactive online course where participants engage with online content and meet with others to discuss and exchange ideas.


The course is centred on understanding what hate speech is, the forms it can take, its causes and consequences, how it is regulated, and what place it takes in our societies. Crucially, the course is designed to provide participants with strategies on how to counter hate speech and promote an open society.

Antonia discusses her experience with fellow participant Roxana on her Instagram Live: instagram.com/p/CE4BCE1HnIy/

Mapping COVID-19 pandemic response apps

Yanyi Lu, an MA Computational Arts student, has completed a virtual research project at the University of Amsterdam Digital Methods School. This project brought together participants from across the globe to research the role that mobile apps play in the COVID-19 pandemic response. Yanyi received funding of £355 from Goldsmiths to cover the costs of the placement.


Check out Yanyi’s Instagram post for an overview of the project: instagram.com/p/CEFeEj9nNtA/

Read Yanyi’s blog on the project on her website: yanyilu.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/mapping-apps/

See Yanyi’s Instagram post about useful tools when conducting a social science research project: instagram.com/p/CEFdv0THEdm/

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual summer school in Mindfulness and Compassion

Davy Yong, MA Art Psychotherapy student, completed a virtual summer school at the University of Amsterdam. Davy received a grant of £225 to cover the cost of the placement, and has written a series of insightful blog posts about the experience.


Hi there! My name is Davy, a MA in Art Psychotherapy student at Goldsmiths – University of London. This summer my university offered me a GoAbroad grant for the chance to experience a virtual exchange or study abroad (virtual global opportunity). In a few interactive blogs, I will be sharing some of my experiences with you, just to give some insight into what it was like to (virtually) study ‘abroad’.

When, due to COVID-19, the University closed for face-to-face lectures, and my internship came to an abrupt ending, I was glad the global opportunity came along. While in my final stages of training to become an Art Psychotherapist, I expanded on my interests to implement more contemplative practices into my future profession. That’s why it was an easy choice to follow a Summer School Course in Mindfulness and Compassion at UvA (University of Amsterdam).

To read Davy’s blog posts, please visit linktr.ee/davyyong, or find links to the individual posts below. 

Blog #1: Summer School in Mindfulness & Compassion

Blog #2: Emotion Regulation

Blog #3: Myths & Practice of Mindfulness

Blog #4: Experiencing & Sharing Compassion

Blog #5: Mindfulness-based Art Therapy

Featured Artwork: ‘Roaring Fire’ (2020)