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My bumpy road from BSc to PhD

Hi everyone, This is a post that I've long put off writing. I suffer a lot from imposter syndrome, and sometimes don't feel like I deserve to be where I am. Until now I have been embarrassed about my bumpy road throughout my degrees, not wanting to talk about it in case it results in… Continue reading My bumpy road from BSc to PhD

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Preparing for the dreaded PhD interviews

Hi Everyone, As someone who has attended their fair share of PhD interviews, I know how they can make you feel. There is really no getting away from the fact that PhD interviews are daunting. Some would even say horrendous. However, there are certain steps that you can take to prepare yourself in the best… Continue reading Preparing for the dreaded PhD interviews

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Inspiring Women in Science

Hi everyone! During March, I was enthused to see that my university celebrated International Women’s Day. However this got me thinking... When I, and probably many others, think of scientists, I think of very wrinkly, old men (sorry Darwin) and it is acknowledged to be a male-dominated field. In fact, the percentage of women working… Continue reading Inspiring Women in Science

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NHS PLACEMENT; what is it like?

Hi Everyone, Following the positive response from my posts about being a biomedical scientist and the emails that I received asking about my placement, I thought that I'd chat about my own experiences working within an NHS laboratory. Just as a disclaimer before I begin, obviously this post is a little bit more centered towards… Continue reading NHS PLACEMENT; what is it like?

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Why you should do a sandwich placement (the uncut student version)

Hi Everyone! Something that I read quite often on places like The Student Room and on degree course Facebook pages is whether or not people would recommend participating in an industrial placement year during a degree. Now for those of you who are newbies to a degree course (Fresher's I'm looking at you), this is,… Continue reading Why you should do a sandwich placement (the uncut student version)

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Top Books to read during a Biomed degree PART 2

For anyone who enjoyed 'Top Books to read before a Biomed degree', this is my selection of top books to read during your degree from anatomy to genetics to chemistry.

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Top 4 Books to read before a Biomed degree

Hi Everyone! One of the top questions I get asked pretty often is what I would recommend doing before beginning a Biomedical or Biology-related degree. I do want to stress that what worked for me may not work for everyone and there may be specific requirements that your university ask for you to do before… Continue reading Top 4 Books to read before a Biomed degree