Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

I intended to write a post about my literature review a month ago…better late than never. My literature review topic revolves around hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. If you haven’t heard of it, you’ve definitely seen the reports in the news about footballers dying on the pitch from a heart attack, as it’s the most common cause of…

The Trip

I have to apologise for the lack of posts, I haven’t had a single quiet night, but that means there’s lots to update on. It’s now mid week three. The weekend just gone we went on our team building trip to the Lake District which was a fantastic weekend. Yes, I did end up going…

The Beginning (of a very long journey)

I’m officially a PhD student! I’ve already had such a busy week with work but also getting involved at uni so I haven’t had time to write about my first days yet. I’ve completed my registration at Nottingham too so now I have two student cards…my question is can I get double student discount? My…

The Move

The day has finally come and tomorrow I’m moving to Loughborough! I’ve basically finished packing, it’s just a matter of packing the things I need to use in the morning now. The worst thing is packing up and unpacking the car which I’ll be doing alone as usual. I’m most concerned about how my palm…

Stationery (and other things) Haul

A great thing about the start of a new academic year is buying new stationery and organisation stuff, to give yourself the illusion that you’re going to work super hard and have excellent time management. Except now I’m starting a PhD it can’t be an illusion anymore. So to start off this post I’ll just…

It’s been a while

As the title says it’s been a while. Several reasons for this, I didn’t want to post content for the sake of it. This blog is meant to be about my PhD and nothing to do with it had been going on. Another thing is that it was my last couple of weeks in Germany…

Preparing A Presentation

It has been the most productive day for me in a while. I worked out (and almost died in the process), cleaned my room, washed my sheets (is there anything better than clean sheets, no there isn’t), did a food shop and cooked a delicious dinner. I am now sitting at my desk preparing a…

Ramble

First of all, Game of Thrones. What the hell. Secondly, summer is coming to its end and I’m getting really sad. I absolutely hate when the clocks change in October, I live for long days and warm evenings. Nothing worse than it being dark at 4pm. So I’ve 3 and a bit weeks left and…

A little thanks

I think I’ve finally found a theme I am satisfied with. I get bored very easily and something I thought was good a week ago I now hate and wonder what I was thinking. This is reflected in many aspects of my life and is a characteristic I really need to work on. I wanted…

How to get on track to be a successful scientist

So you’ve got your A-Level results and you’re accepted onto your first choice university. The work has only just begun my friends. To be truly successful you ideally want to be working hard from the beginning of your course. Of course first year is more about the novelty of moving away from home and partying,…

The Course

So, I’ve been a little absent due to a busy week as my supervisor is away for three weeks so I was trying to master the FPLC (a complicated piece of equipment) in a short space of time. It’s mostly learning how to use the software as I’m very familiar with HPLCs which functions similarly….

How to Ace an Interview

There are literally millions of posts about this, many of which I believe say the same thing over and over. I want to offer my insight as I feel I have been successful with interviews. (I think I just have a natural talent for bullshitting to be honest). * Nevertheless, here’s how I ace(d) all…