The first year of university is a transitional phase in itself - moving from the comforts of home where most things are paid for, the complicated aspects of life are taken care of and dinner is cooked for you - to being left to your own devices in everyday life and making your own decisionsRead More
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
Firstly, I’d like to stress on the importance of attending lectures (especially, to my fellow international peers). I learn better when I listen to the content being spoken. To further the auditory benefits of lectures, I also tend to record my lectures...
PALS aka Peer Assisted Learning Scheme are sessions run by second and/or third year students to assist the first years.
To become a PALS leader, I had to undergo a training session and had to run mock PALS sessions with my peers in order to understand how to run my own session when the time came.Read More
I remember counting down the days to finding out my results. They would ultimately depict if I go to University, which University I would go to and which course I would take. One of the most frequent and best (which I understand now) pieces of advice that I received was not to panic or stress because I was told that the likelihood is, you’ve done as you expected if not better. And if it so happens that things didn’t go your way, then you can reflect on where things didn’t quite go according to plan.Read More
As always the day starts with the annoying noise that is the alarm, the alarm you want to put on snooze for the rest of the day but know that you can’t put off because you do really need to get up pretty soon, otherwise you’ll be running into University for your lecture and/or losing precious time on that all important coursework.Read More
It’s that time of year again, the dreaded end of year exams. I want to just go places and drink cocktails in the sun but instead I’m stuck inside revising for hours on end, day after day. I think I speak for most people when I say I do anything I can to procrastinate, watching catch up TV or random YouTube videos.Read More
When I was in my first year, I hadn’t considered doing a placement. All I was early waiting for (like everyone else is usually at this stage, I’m sure) was the summer and (most importantly) the heat. In my head, an ideal summer is going somewhere tropical and relaxing in the Sun having some BBQ skewers...Read More
This triangle that I am referring to is the eat-sleep-socialise triangle. I was scrolling through some memes and came across this one meme that caught my attention.
It said, “If you had to sacrifice one of these, which one would it be?” and there was a triangle and on the ends of the triangle were ‘eat’, ‘sleep’ and ‘socialise’.Read More
Plymouth for me has been very close to my heart since I was young. I remember visiting the National Marine Aquarium and was awestruck by the amazing collection of marine life. We walked around The Plymouth Sound after the aquarium visit and with the blanket of snow that covered the ground and with the fantastic view of the Sea, I fell in love with the city. I have always wanted to come back ever since.Read More