Christmas already?

Christmas already?

I popped into the city centre last week to pick up a present for a friend and I noticed quite a few shops have started putting up Christmas displays. It’s only turned November! This happens every year (seems the displays go out earlier and earlier) and to be honest it freaks me out because I […]

Assessed forms of writing at university

Assessed forms of writing at university

Before I started university I naively thought that coursework = essays and that was it. How wrong I was! Over the first two years of my degree I was set assignments which usually made up on average 30% of my overall module grades. These assignments were varied and getting into the practice of completing them […]

The challenge of making new friends

The challenge of making new friends

I always knew returning to university to a whole new group of students in my lectures was going to be slightly tricky and this was confirmed when I walked into my first lecture for this year and was met with a sea of strangers. Not good. I had taken out a year from university to […]

The last week of my placement

The last week of my placement

All I know is that it flew by. I had planned my work so that during my last week I could take it slow and enjoy what was going to be the last week of a fantastic year at GlaxoSmithKline. Alas though the best laid plans often go awry as I discovered when my supervisor […]

How is an industrial placement year marked?

How is an industrial placement year marked?

Depending on which university you go to and which course you study, taking a year out after your penultimate year to work in industry will be graded differently. At the University of Leicester and specifically for the Biological Sciences department (which includes Medical Physiology, Medical Biochemistry etc), taking a year out to work on a […]

Some time with the family

Some time with the family

It is Sunday evening and I’ve just returned from a day out with the family to Birmingham. The weather was great and we had some good family time! I remember visiting Sea Life centre back when I was in primary school so decided to take a trip down memory lane and visit again, as well […]

“I am fasting”

“I am fasting”

It’s really not that hard – the staying away from food and drink from dawn till dusk bit that is. Whenever I get asked “how do you manage?” (in a rather shocked tone i might add!) I just shrug and say “you get used to it after a bit”. Because frankly you do. Ok that […]

How do you feel when it’s over?

How do you feel when it’s over?

I want to ask all you expiring freshers out there, how does it feel now that your first year of university is over? Are any of you the type that gets that jittery feeling of excitement or utter euphoria? Do you just want to go out and party or hide under your duvets and sleep […]

My friends have left with the fear of the unknown

A rather sad title I must admit but it was a thought that cropped up in my head the other day whilst I was just sitting around doing nothing in particular. Results came out for the final year students and whilst all my friends were excitedly sharing the class of degree they achieved, I was […]

My library books are overdue!

My library books are overdue!

Damn these short loans. Whatever you do, don’t take out a short loan book from the library and then forget that you have it. For those of you who have yet to explore the short loan section of the library (or in extreme circumstances, the library itself!), short loans are books that are regularly borrowed […]

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