I've done it. This morning I sat my final Exam (Conservation Practice) meaning that I've successfully completed my second university year, and what an incredible year it's been! I believe that whilst first year was both an enjoyment and a success, my admiration for university life has increased significantly this year as I've become more… Continue reading Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance
Our fifth day in Florida was spent in Naples, where we experienced the exciting privilege of visiting the FCGU (Florida Golf Coast University) research centre, visiting the majestic, stunning botanical gardens and driving our way to The Everglades. We first stopped at the research centre. Listening to three different, informative, talks about different kinds of… Continue reading Florida – Day Five 🇺🇸
A component of my second year Behavioural Ecology module (BSX-2018) was carrying out an Oystercatcher practical in order to learn more about, and measure, vigilance. Vigilance: The action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties Prior to the practical experiment, we learned about vigilance during a lecture. And, evidently, vigilance can easily… Continue reading Behavioural Ecology – Oystercatcher practical and measuring vigilance
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 🇺🇸
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 to… Continue reading Day one – Arriving in Florida 🇺🇸
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!
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!
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 going… Continue reading Anorexia and University – Studying and recovering
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 adaptations… Continue reading Uni and mental health – managing education and wellbeing
25/05/2018 Today marks the end of my first year of University! It's surreal how quickly it's gone, it seems like just yesterday I was anxiously packing up my belongings and heading down to Bangor ready to begin my dream course, Zoology and Animal Behaviour. I had no idea what to expect, whether I'd adore Uni… Continue reading University – good bye to my first year