Well, I suppose the grim news this week – the far-reaching consequences of which will perpetuate mass migration and conflict – is Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris Agreement, which is a global initiative centred around cooperation of the world’s nations to cut carbon emissions in a bid to stem the growth of […]Read More Something Stinks. Did Someone Trump?
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 […]Read More I Caught Myself Doing It!
The title of this post is a little tongue-in-cheek but if you watch the video from this highly entertaining TED talk, you’ll see why I chose it. Here’s a geek-friendly guide to losing weight. Enjoy (I did!).Read More Does Weight Loss Cause Climate Change?
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 […]Read More Signs of Life
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 […]Read More Has It Really Been Six Months?
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!Read More Oh, not again!
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 […]Read More I made it!
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 […]Read More Another brick in the wall
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 […]Read More Strengths and weaknesses
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 […]Read More When the cogs grind to a halt