I’m struggling again. It seems that the experience of cramming for exams in January wasn’t enough to spark me into action for exams in June. Could it be the added pressure of a 2000 word essay, photography project and 5000 word dissertation to complete in 2 weeks? I think so. I always start off my … Continue reading Same Old, Same Old
After all that agro at the beginning of last October, I’m pleased to announce that I have finished my undergraduate lab project! It would be a shame to have come so far and not do a bit of a reflection on the whole process so here I’ll pour out my weary scientific heart and let … Continue reading A Reflection
The other day I had a worrying thought. My time at university and therefore as a student, is limited. That means that even though I may know lots of people in all years on my campus and am part of a society that does so cool things for its members, when I leave, all that … Continue reading Future Forecast
Finally, it happened. I’ve had my first horrifying experience of cramming before an exam. I’m probably hyping this up too much but ever since I did my GCSEs I’ve been very good at preparing for exams and to be in total panic mode is something so alien to me that I didn’t think it could … Continue reading Academic Misconduct
Sometimes I find it hard to switch off and sometimes I find it equally as hard to get going on my work. Now that I have so much time off it’s hard to know how not to waste my day and get the most out of the hours that I seem to sit in front … Continue reading Relaxing and Procrastinating
My exam is over! I sort of have freedom; there is still lots to do in terms of applying for a masters, going into the lab and that fundamental part about being at university: going to lectures. I can’t really complain though, I’m only officially in for 2 days a week now but I’m also conscious … Continue reading Success!
I seem to spend more time thinking about revising than actually doing the revision. With two days to go until the exam, things are not looking promising! Lab work is somewhat tedious at the moment, today all I have to do is take my plates out of the incubator and put them in the fridge; … Continue reading Am I doing enough work?
I’ve only been popping in and out of the lab this week; everything takes at least 24h and once I’ve put the plates or the broth in the incubator there is literally nothing for me to do. I quite like this because it means that I have lots of time free to do other things, … Continue reading Settling In
I was just so nervous about going into the lab. I almost felt like I had no right to be in there, like I’m a fraud. I still feel like that to an extent. The inductions, although useful, did nothing to quell my fear even when I extracted the most DNA from E. coli! Deep … Continue reading Let Loose in the Lab