Psychology Placement Abroad Review

Psychology Placement Review

Below is a psychology placement review from Bath University Student, Nele, who volunteered with Vocational Impact during her summer holidays to gain valuable work experience to apply to job applications after university.   Nele shared how she made the most out of her placement by taking over the baby day-care for three weeks and offered […]

India’s Golden Triangle; A Volunteer Guide

Indias Golden Triangle Volunteer Guide

India’s Golden Triangle The Golden Triangle is the most famous tour of India, a route between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, named for the nearly perfect triangle formed by the three cities. Starting in the capital, Delhi, and taking in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, it’ll give you an amazing collection of extraordinary religious […]

Psychology and Mental Health in India

Psychology Mental Health in India

The State of Mental Health in India Today One in seven Indians were affected by mental disorders of varying severity in 2017. The proportional contribution of mental disorders to the total disease burden in India has almost doubled since 1990. How can Vocational Impact volunteers help the mental health crisis in India today?  We are […]

Mental Health in Ghana

Mental Health in Ghana

Mental Health in Ghana “It is estimated that of the 21.6 million people living in Ghana, 650,000 are suffering from a severe mental disorder and a further 2,166,000 are suffering from a moderate to mild mental disorder” and the treatment gap is “98% of the total population expected to have a mental disorder”. Many Ghanaians […]

Nurse Electives in Africa, Expand Your Medical Career

Nurse Elective Tips Advice

Nurse Electives in Africa We share some tips and advice on nurse electives from two student nurses from Leeds University. Helena and Ceci talk and share their feedback and reviews about their international nurse elective abroad in Ghana. They talk about the cultural differences, especially around time-keeping, affectionately known as ‘Ghana-Time’.  They were so happy […]

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed After Covid

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed After Covid

How Has Volunteering Abroad Changed Since Covid Like many volunteer abroad organisations, the global 2020 pandemic hit hard. Our partner projects suffered the loss of income from volunteers that Vocational Impact has been sending for many years, which then impacted their budgets and ability to run.  The whole world ground to a halt from March […]

University Student tells her Volunteer Aboard Story

FI_Oxford University Volunteer Africa

Oxford University Student Shares Her Volunteer Abroad Story. With an interest in Criminology, Human Rights and International Development she shares her typical day volunteering. Talks about her experience visiting the courts and working along-side local staff on child-abuse and trauma cases  Top lawyers and police calling staff to seek professional advice Reflections on school talks, […]

Leeds University Psychology Student Volunteers in Africa – Part 1

FI_Psychology Placement Abroad

Leeds University Psychology student shares her volunteer abroad psychology placement experience in South Africa  First impressions of the centre in South Africa and the psychological work they do with child abuse, protection and rescue. No day is the same at the Psychology programme in South Africa at the Durban project. Observing the success of the […]

Using Your Psychology Degree Abroad

FI_Psychology Abroad

Using your psychology degree abroad with Vocational Impact. And how to apply your advanced work experience to graduate applications.  Travelling and volunteering abroad is a great opportunity to explore the world, learn about new cultures, and challenge your traditional view of life. But did you know it also has great benefits specifically for psychology students? […]