Well! I can’t believe its only week 5, since it definitely feels like week 500 to me. This term has really kicked up a gear with lots of really interesting new labs and option lectures to keep us on our toes. I’m really enjoying my lab days at the moment, as we’re doing physical labs. … Continue reading Take my advice: Join a committee!
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Picking option modules, brand new labs and baking!
The New Year has definitely started back with a bang with the busiest term to date. With 8 hours of lectures on Tuesday I’ve had a very busy time, and it’s only week 2! This term I have a whole new adventure in the form of option modules. You have to choose these option modules … Continue reading Picking option modules, brand new labs and baking!
Top 5 tips for revising for January exams (and Christmas fun!)
Although it may not be the most action packed of topics to cover in my blog, we all know that revision is utterly unavoidable and very important. Therefore I thought I would try and give the best tips I could for revising over the Christmas break while I was revising myself. Make a realistic time … Continue reading Top 5 tips for revising for January exams (and Christmas fun!)
Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…
Internships, work experience, student placements, I’m sure you’ve probably had six million careers talks all about the merit of doing them. The ‘transferable’ skills you’ll gain and how great it’ll look on your CV etc etc. I’ve been there, sitting in the lecture theatre thinking sure, sure, yeah, punctuality is important obviously, blah blah and … Continue reading Internships, work experience, student placements, etc, etc…
A Day in the Life of a Chemist: Labs!
As it’s my first blog post I thought I’d do a little introduction. I’m a second year chemist with a passion for organic chemistry and maths. In my free time, I love watching foreign language TV shows and films as well as going to dance classes and netball training in an attempt to improve my fitness! … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Chemist: Labs!
What I wish I knew before Uni life
I’m in a bit of a cathartic mood, so let me let you in on a few things I’ve been thinking about with regards to university life. WARNING: long post ahead. Applying isn’t the scariest thing ever Everyone I met when I turned up in Alcuin (woooo!) took the whole process so seriously. I basically chose my … Continue reading What I wish I knew before Uni life
Is it really the end of term?
I’m sat in the library writing this after a very fulfilling and busy second half of term. Work has been going well and everything that was due at the end of this term has been submitted and I’m now looking forward to writing my report for my mini-project. I thought I deserved a holiday to reward my … Continue reading Is it really the end of term?
Pomegranate Jam, Housing and Deadpool
This term has gone by really quickly – I can’t believe we’re already over half way through! My favourite thing, academically, this term has been the MChem Mini-Project, which is carried out in labs. I was assigned my choice of the 3 Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The basis behind this was that we’re constantly … Continue reading Pomegranate Jam, Housing and Deadpool
Chocolates, Chemistry and Christmas
I am still madly in love with Christmas. I get excited about the lights being put up from probably about August. Unfortunately, at Christmas, this year, like all my years at school and like many on other courses, I had exams looming over me. However, I still made time to spend with my family, friends and … Continue reading Chocolates, Chemistry and Christmas
Studying Chemistry@York: Halfway
I should probably start with telling you a little about who I am. I’m a third year studying Chemistry at York and thoroughly loving it. I don’t really know how I can be a third year since it seems I only started a few weeks ago as a fresher having no clue how to survive on … Continue reading Studying Chemistry@York: Halfway