Sophie Bauer

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Universities in Cuba and Japan sign agreement to boost opportunities

Explore The PIE Network Have some pie! Universities in Cuba and Japan cement ties Two prominent universities in Japan and Cuba have signed a five-year agreement which will provide greater exchange opportunities for students and professors alike, as well as helping to "deepen bilateral cooperation in the teaching of Japanese and Spanish".

Canada organises media tour to promote its international education offer

Coordinated by the Embassy of Canada in Beijing, and with support from the International Education Division of Global Affairs Canada and EduNova, the media tour took place in September. Four Chinese journalists visited and met with representatives from universities, colleges and other education-related organisations in Ottawa, Québec City, Montréal and Halifax.

Northern British Columbia new campaign to boost international students

A new website,, is the platform fronting a new post-secondary marketing campaign which is promoting the space and opportunity of the region - and attempting to boost slowing international enrolments. Melanie Mark, the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, officially launched the campaign this month at an event held in the University of Northern British Columbia.

El Observador
Hacia el revolucionario anticonceptivo masculino

Vasalgel, apodada "la píldora para hombres", es un método reversible desarrollado por médicos estadounidenses La semana pasada llegó la noticia de que a partir del año 2018 podría existir una segunda opción anticonceptiva para hombres, que promete revolucionar la anticoncepción.


HuffPost UK
The Ridiculous Magic Of Tidying Up

Anyone who knows me, or has been within a five mile radius of me over the past couple of months, will know that I have gotten dangerously into shedding. Shedding, decluttering, heartlessly throwing away, whatever you want to call it, I'm hooked to the point that the act in itself sparks joy.

El Observador
La cara violenta del maquillaje

Las redes sociales están obsesionadas con el maquillaje. Paseando por las calles de Facebook, Twitter, Instagram y YouTube, en cuestión de segundos uno se encuentra con un caleidoscopio de rostros: caras maquilladas y no maquilladas. Caras maquilladas a la mitad y otras maquilladas al máximo.

El Observador
¿Quiénes son los millennials?

Es el 29 de junio del año 2013 y estoy en mi fiesta de recibimiento. Acabo de culminar con todas las formalidades que conlleva una ceremonia de graduación de la Universidad de Cambridge y, por fin, puedo tomar un respiro y un descanso entre familia y amigos después de cuatro años de intensidad y trabajo duro.

El Observador
Una mirada al Ceibal en Inglés desde los ojos de una extranjera

Tres meses atrás, una joven francobritánica bajó del avión que la llevó de Londres a Montevideo con nada más que su iPhone, sus sueños y 23 kilos de ropa. Dejó del otro lado del océano Atlántico su trabajo, sus seres queridos, el verano y los restantes kilogramos de ropa.

HuffPost UK
Millennials Aren't All London Luvvies, Let's Broaden The Discussion

On one of my recent ritualistic trawls through the papers, I came across a piece in the Times Magazine that ticked all my boxes: it was about women in their twenties (hey, that's me! Let's talk more about me!), whether they wanted children (gritted-teeth emoji) and, if so, when (bomb emoji).

El Observador
Help! Los Beatles me siguieron a Uruguay

Tengo una amiga que debe ser la persona más anglófila de todo Uruguay. Le encanta el british style: la música, la comida, la bandera, el acento y el hecho de que nuestros pubs cierran antes de medianoche. Le gusta tanto Inglaterra que su ritual favorito es tomar el té de las 5.

Investigative journalism and case studies

A war on drugs, again?

The debate around the so-called 'war on drugs' has been going on for nearly half a decade. However, discussions around the (in)effectiveness of global drug policies have become more intense in the run-up to the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem, which will take place in April this year.

Female human rights defenders under attack in Latin America

Sexual and reproductive rights are the golden ticket that "allows a person to express their sexuality and reproduction in a full and autonomous way". Human rights defenders in Latin America are at a heightened risk of hate crimes such as murder, death threats, and violence according to a recent report by Amnesty International.

Why women must be at the heart of an integrated HIV response

HIV services for women in Latin America must be more closely integrated to make sure nobody is left behind in the push to end the epidemic. This was one of the recommendations from a workshop led by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Montevideo, Uruguay from 13 - 15 October.

The Huffington Post UK
Uruguay: Gay Marriage, Legal Dope and Gender Based Violence

GBV is the ugliest, most demeaning manifestation of gender inequality. Uruguay is a country that proves case in point that responding effectively to an issue as complex and deeply rooted as this requires so much more than services. It is also a question of changing cultures and mindsets.

Women's History Month: The Zika virus is altering women's reproductive rights

"The spread of the Zika virus across Latin America will hopefully pave the way for more flexible legislation, but the fight for legal abortion should remain one which would ultimately entitle all women, whatever their circumstances, to access these services." The region of Latin America and the Caribbean occupies approximately 13% of the earth's land surface area.

Copywriting and design

British Council
Active Citizens, 2015/16 annual report

Collected data and interviewed beneficiaries across eight regions to craft stories showcasing the programme’s impact. Managed design from concept to print.

British Council
IAESTE, A4 2-sided flyer

Copywriting, created design brief and managed the project from concept stage to print.