I Caught Myself Doing It!

That’s progress. I caught myself going off down the research rabbit hole, moving further away from the topic and even further away from finding the information I need to complete the assignment I’d set myself. That’s how I get overwhelmed with information, and turn simple tasks into major events that loom over me like imposing […]

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Signs of Life

In 2013, during my access course in Leeds, I started to grow stuff. Mostly chillies but also heirloom tomatoes and herbs. I took some of my chilli plants to university with me but sadly they didn’t survive my absence when I went into hospital, succumbing to those pesky Scariad flies. A shame, as they had […]

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Has It Really Been Six Months?

I cannot believe I have not updated this blog since November! It’s no wonder traffic is thin on the ground. My last update was a mixed bag of overdue and pending deadlines, disorganisation and financial woes. Well, I carried on in that vain for several weeks until it all came to a head, and on […]

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Oh, not again!

As deadlines approach, I find myself once again falling behind. I thought I was doing well this time – starting coursework early, minimising distractions and so forth, but once again I find m… Source: Oh, not again!

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I made it!

I got through the first year only slightly scathed. It was by no means easy and there were resits involved, mainly as a result of me being unable to sit through a three hour-plus exam and subsequently not attempting the whole paper. Despite floundering towards the end of the academic year, by exam time I […]

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Another brick in the wall

I believe I am over the peak of my crisis, which, at it’s highest point just after the Easter break had me thinking that intercalation might be my only option. Despite being granted extensions, I was late with one piece and failed to hand in another. The others that I did get on time were […]

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Strengths and weaknesses

It’s taking me a while to convince myself that I’m not stupid because I can’t plot a graph. More accurately, that my ambition to be a research scientist is not stupid because I can’t plot a graph! It takes me all my time to get the scale on the axes (if that is indeed the […]

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When the cogs grind to a halt

These past few weeks have been almost unbearable. The deadlines came all at once and, coupled with additional life stresses such as having to find somewhere to live mid-April (not easy when you have a cat and require the assistance of the welfare state at some point in the near future, to make ends meet […]

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