Classes

  • Semester One: That’s a wrap!

    When I was told third year would be the year that everything was pushed up a gear, I didn’t entirely believe it. I knew that now, more than any time before, things started to count, but I didn’t really feel the heat at first; my classes and coursework were staggered in a way in which […]

  • De-stressing

    To say that this time of year is hectic would be an understatement. With exams, coursework, presentations and the busy run-up to Christmas in both personal and work life, it’s easy to forget that this is supposed to be the time to relax and be with family. The late nights cramming in the library surrounded […]

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  • My tips to de-stress: Take 2

    SO this time last year, I was tasked to write down some destressing tips, but feedback was my tips were a bit too cliché and many pointed out most of them were just regurgitated tips given by many other before me. So this time I am gonna approach this from a more personal point of […]

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  • Top Presentation Tips

    University is all about getting out of your comfort zone.  For some people taking the stage may come naturally, for others it’s not quite so easily done. Without a doubt, you will be asked to do presentations within your peer group or for assessments.  This can be daunting but like most other things, it is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]