• Facing study weeks and exams soon

    The week after reading week back in the Uni was an intense one for me, even though I did not do any other things than studying, mostly. Unfortunately, I had to spend most of my time with studying and revising, and with doing research rather than going out. It looks like it will not even […]

  • Good Morning!

    I was convinced I missed a week of blogging, then I checked and realised I didn’t write a post in almost 4 weeks! My apologies for that! I have no explanation as to where did my 3 missing weeks go!   I have to say though that for the past 2 weeks I’ve been extremely […]

  • Time is flying by

    We’re now in our third week of term, and there’s been plenty to write about since I last posted, but it’s been hard to find the time and energy.  Considering that in my working life I was used to starting early and finishing late, I’m finding the shorter uni days surprisingly tiring, and no, it’s […]

  • Cam Kennedy Comics Studio.

    Yesterday afternoon saw the opening of the Cam Kennedy Comics Studio at the university, opened by Cam Kennedy himself!  Cam is a highly influential comics artist, who has worked on titles such as Judge Dredd and Star Wars as well as a reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped, so it was very exciting to go […]

  • Time is a fickle friend

    I’ve been planning on writing this post since Saturday, alas I failed. I’m really starting to hate myself for putting it off for so long, so I’m not going to bed until I finish it!   As I said before classes are well underway and I have to say (regardless of how geekish I’ll sound) […]

  • Now wash your hands

    This afternoon I had my first session in the Clinical Skills Centre, the place where we get to practice the hands on side of medicine, before being let loose on real patients.  Not only do we get to practice the procedures in clinical skills, but we also have to practice looking like doctors – no […]

  • The first day in the life of a medical student

    So that was Day 1 of my life as a medical student.  Despite all my fears that I’d oversleep I was awake not so bright, but definitely early, thanks to the thundering of 3 cats back and forth across the laminate flooring.  Both the cats and I will be glad once they can go outside […]

  • Avengers Assemble!: Getting started in Comics Studies.

    With Fresher’s Week flying past us, it’s finally time to settle down and get to grips with our courses; and I for one couldn’t be more excited about embarking on my Postgraduate adventure in Comics Studies. Matriculation on Friday posed as a great mixer for fellow postgraduate students in the Humanities department as we met […]

  • Ready, steady…

    We were told in last Friday’s introductory lecture that we’d be hitting the ground running, and having seen our timetable for the first week, I don’t think anyone could disagree. Not only do we have a packed programme, but our first block ‘Principles’ will be giving us a first introduction to all the background science […]

  • The NeverEnding Work Week

    Well I certainly hope that readers are not too young to know of The NeverEnding Story (to which I reference above). It’s one of those properly awesome 80s films, full of craziness! The point of all this is to illustrate that this week is crazily busy; we submit our portfolios on Wednesday. After Wednesday, I […]