Conservation practice meets Behavioural Ecology – Chimp practical, measuring behaviour and compiling ethograms!

As a component of my Conservation Practice module, we began (much to my fulfilment) learning about the importance of, and the roles, of animal behaviour in conservation. It’s been a joy to combine my two passions! Therefore, in order to carry out our own study and to gain a further insight into the area, weContinue reading “Conservation practice meets Behavioural Ecology – Chimp practical, measuring behaviour and compiling ethograms!”

Florida – Day Four 🇺🇸

Beginning the day at 7:45am, we embarked on a 45 minute drive to Corkscrew Swamp, listening to our new favourite American radio station (Bob.fm) along the way, excited to find a range of animal species and to gain a further insight into the work carried out throughout the popular attraction. Arriving at the swamp, weContinue reading “Florida – Day Four 🇺🇸”

Florida – Day Three 🇺🇸

Today, we ventured out at 8:45am, filling our backpacks with cameras, swimwear, binoculars and (of course) plenty of water, amongst other zoologist necessities. Essential in the dazzling 40°c heat! The day was spent at Lovers Key, a barrier island consisting of three islands (Lovers Key, Inner Island and Black Island) – approximately a ten minute,Continue reading “Florida – Day Three 🇺🇸”

Day one – Arriving in Florida 🇺🇸

Arriving at the meeting point following an agonising wait for the day to arrive, it was finally time to head to Florida, ready to engage in an incredible field course, offering new experiences and unforgettable memories. With it also being my first time in The US! 6am sharp, we were packed up and rearing toContinue reading “Day one – Arriving in Florida 🇺🇸”

University second year – An update into my student life!

Hi everybody! Apologies for the absence; life as a second-year university student has been quite chaotic to say the least. With assignments, dance and revision fixed in my agenda, it’s been almost impossible to sit down and write. Today, I anxiously decided to take a break from my studies to focus solely on self care.Continue reading “University second year – An update into my student life!”

University – life lessons, goats and second year!

A year ago, I set off on a new and exhilarating adventure. University life. My first year as a University Student… Exciting! I’m now just a week away from beginning my second university year. Following my studies in Zoology with Animal Behaviour as I aim to become a voice for those in need of one.Continue reading “University – life lessons, goats and second year!”

Autism and me – an acceptance journey

That’s the thing. I never anticipated being a 19-year-old sitting face to face with my Therapist discussing the possibilities of an Autism diagnosis. It seems, my wonderful Therapist had picked up on possible Autistic traits in me during our sessions together (for my Anorexia Nervosa) which had mutually been a struggle for a while. MyContinue reading “Autism and me – an acceptance journey”

Veganism and recovery – cruelty free healing

In April 2016, I made the incredible decision of transitioning to Veganism. Something other than an Instagram fad, but a lifestyle always rising in popularity, involving love, peace and contentment. And, of course, joy for all beings. Standing out from my family, I had never been a keen meat eater. I would never opt forContinue reading “Veganism and recovery – cruelty free healing”

Anorexia and University – Studying and recovering

I want to talk about battling Anorexia whilst at University. Initially, it was something I wanted to keep hidden from those around me. But then I figured it was pointless (and ridiculous) attempting to shy away from a huge aspect of my life. I’m no longer ashamed or embarrassed of the things I am goingContinue reading “Anorexia and University – Studying and recovering”

Uni and mental health – managing education and wellbeing

Managing education and mental health simultaneously can prove to be excruciatingly difficult at times, though, not impossible. Like with anything, the most important thing is to take it day by day. One step at a time.Fortunately, teachers and universities are becoming more aware of student mental health, they’re more understanding and willing to make adaptationsContinue reading “Uni and mental health – managing education and wellbeing”