Education, Science, Science and Technology

The Problem With Science Teaching

Not long ago, I attended a lecture about cancer biology. On the very same day, a major story about a potential cancer treatment was published in several national newspapers. But this wasn't mentioned once in my cancer biology lecture, on a course supposedly at "the forefront" of scientific developments. In fact, the only time I… Continue reading The Problem With Science Teaching

Education, Lifestyle

Why You’re Wrong About Government Plans To Prosecute Graduates Who Don’t Repay

Over the last week, words of outrage have begun to appear on my Facebook feed, all expressing horrified reactions to headlines along the lines of: "Government will prosecute those who fail to repay their student loans on time, warns Jo Johnson" - The Independent "UK student loans: 'we will trace and prosecute borrowers who don't pay'"… Continue reading Why You’re Wrong About Government Plans To Prosecute Graduates Who Don’t Repay

Education, Lifestyle

An Introvert’s Guide To Freshers’ Week

For introverts, who tend to find social situations tiring and feel the need to recharge afterwards, the idea of living with strangers and being surrounded by tens of thousands of other students can seem particularly daunting. But that doesn't mean they can't enjoy or make the most out of freshers' week.

Education, Lifestyle

How to Survive Your First Year at Uni: The Basics

So you’ve got your results, and hopefully you know where you’re going. Now the worry starts to set in. In this blog, I answer some of your biggest questions about university, even the ones you thought no-one else had. How scary is it to actually live independently? How am I supposed to deal with all… Continue reading How to Survive Your First Year at Uni: The Basics

Education, Psychology and Mental Health

Introverts: A Neglected Creative Resource

This post is part of a short series I have written on introversion and extroversion. Read my previous two posts: The Lonely Introvert and Born To Be Wild (Or Not) to find out the difference between introverts and extroverts, and whether there is a biological basis for this difference. "I wish she'd contribute more in class" "She needs to speak… Continue reading Introverts: A Neglected Creative Resource