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Jul 6, 2018

Charities, social media, PhD, research, Erasmus Programme, Glasgow, Poland, Portugal, Spain... and who knows?

My name is Zuzanna Cejmer and I am a PhD Researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), United Kingdom.

I have graduated in Poland, my country of origin, with a Master in Social Communication at Warsaw School of Life Sciences. Meanwhile, I have taken advantage of the Erasmus Programme, which has led me to University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in Portugal. This unforgettable experience increased my appetite for working abroad and getting to know new cultures.

That is why I applied for International Internship funded by Erasmus Plus. I was working at the Polish Academy of Sciences at the time; anyway, I decided to keep finding my way for an international experience. I was very lucky to fall under Dr Dane Lukic supervision, who was the Coordinator of The Erasmus Mundus Intercultural Competence (EMIC) project funded by the European Commission Action 3. The project was coordinated from Glasgow Caledonian University in London. That is why I was able to network with people working at the university in both campuses, London and Glasgow.

At this time I have met my present Director of Studies, Dr Irene Garcia Medina, who has encouraged me to apply for a PhD studentship at GCU. Her trust in me and continuous support has boosted my confidence, for which I will always be thankful.

In March 2017, during my PhD Programme, I have decided to take advantage of Erasmus Plus once again. This is when I started working at University of Alicante in Spain as a part of over 3-month doctoral exchange allowing me to receive the title of International PhD after finishing my research. Under the supervision of Dr Felipe Ruiz, I was given a chance to be among highly experienced and extremely supportive academics.

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