Day in the Life: Follow the Fresher
Nov07

Day in the Life: Follow the Fresher

7.30am. My alarm goes off, and compared to the 4am wake-up from yesterday to go for a sunrise surf (there were no waves, but top marks for dedication right?) this is a very calm start of the day. The rising sun turns my room orange. I get up to make porridge with blueberries and eat this in the morning sun. I’ll be forever spoiled after living with a view like this. I’m even getting used to the carpet 😉 I have a coffee and somehow...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Studying History
Nov04

10 Things You Need to Know About Studying History

For anyone considering a history degree, or anyone just wondering what it’s like to study history, here are 10 things you need to know about studying the best subject you can study at university! As a history student, you have very few contact hours, which means you have a lot of time to yourself. You really have to learn to spend this time wisely! But there’s a reason for all this time to yourself, and that’s...

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A day in the Life of a BMSc Student
Nov02

A day in the Life of a BMSc Student

  WED, 1st Nov 2017 The most soul-destroying sound on Earth has to be the default iPhone alarm that greets me every morning at 7am. I go to bed with the best of intentions to have an early night but with my mandatory scroll through Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and endless YouTube spiral (predominantly about food) it rarely happens. The end result is a rather bleary-eyed, groggy me that tumbles out of bed in the...

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Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey
Oct11

Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey

I’m now officially a little more than a month into my program, and so far it’s pretty much all I hoped it would be, if not better. Nerd alert. In my recent memory, I don’t think I have ever enjoyed taking as many notes as I have (50+ pages at the  moment, I’ll panic over that fact later).  Being able to study course matter that is actually interesting instead of ‘course requirements’ (holla to any...

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Staying Organised
Sep30

Staying Organised

I love pens and highlighters. And notebooks. And file binders.. In short, I love stationery. There is nothing more glorious than a new set of Sharpies or that fresh-paper-scent off brand new paper. I kid myself that it helps me stay organised and go out and buy more than I can ever hope to organise neatly. In order to appease my stationery needs (read wants) Paperchase, WH Smith and Amazon are my favourite haunts.. Amazon as always...

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Life Sciences Summer Internship
Aug31

Life Sciences Summer Internship

Over the past 10 weeks I have been privileged to work in the Medical Research Council, Phosphorylation Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) at the University this summer. The School of Life Sciences provide students with many opportunities to gain real life lab experience at the university that include the James Black Prize Studentships and the GRE and MRC Summer Schools. The university had started advertising these internship opportunities...

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