MI, USA here I come

I finally have booked that flight to see my best friend. It’s been 2 years since we graduated at Rochester Cathedral, Kent. The last time I saw her was before she flew home from London, it was her final day trip to Canterbury (20 minutes from my house). It was emotional but the 2-year wait…

The future of medicine is bleak…

I know it is over a month away, but I feel that there is never a bad time to remind everyone how big of a problem antimicrobial resistance poses to modern medicine. Did you know 50% of antibiotics used worldwide are fed to livestock unnecessarily? Did you know that the majority of the antibiotics we…

Time Lapse – M9 Innocluation

Just a cheeky little idea my colleagues had, to explore how what life is like in working microbiology laboratory. So what better way to disseminate what we get up to than through, filming  short Time Lapse videos and posting them to the web. Ignore my slight spillage of M9 media, this is all in preparation…

The Green Party and its anti-animal testing goal

The time is coming to the end of my final term ever as an undergraduate and as I have matured over my last three years, I have found myself becoming ever more involved with the politics of this country. I do not hide the fact that I am an avid Green Party supporter, I am a sucker to great humanist like policies; such as more funding for research, free Higher Education (HE) fees and a living wage for all. I just want to be involved in make a difference that will truly benefit anyone; unlike some people.

However, I found myself scrolling through the twitterverse and I stumbled across a tweet from the Green Party over it’s stance on animal testing, and annoyingly my image of what I thought was a perfect party fell apart. While I agree that animal testing is not 100% ethical….

Second year in hindsight.

I write this blog tonight as an exciting new chapter starts in my life. I am moving forward into the final year of my studies with great anticipation of what is to come later on in life. I find myself after the nearly year long break from my blog; which I took to study hard…

Is the media making science boring?

Before I get deep into this blog post I feel inclined to state that I do not have a science communication qualification, and the opinions expressed here and my conclusion are entirely of my own. Recently I was sat on a train, destined for London’s St. Pancras International when I found a Metro newspaper stashed…

APT 2013 Conference, Day one.

Today was an exciting day, as you can see from my last post it was conference day one – of two (Tomorrow we are talking at SHIFT 2013). The other members of the tablet team and I where invited by Dr. Mark JP Kerrigan to assist him, and Dr. Richard Blackburn, who were talking at…

Conference Time.

It is conference week this week for me, I am currently sat in the Main Campus (University of Greenwich) working on the Digital Literacy stand of the Academic Practice and Technology conference (APT) 2013. Later I will be talking about the use of iPads in Higher Education and tomorrow I will be talking at the…

Dover’s hidden past.

These photos (click to enlarge) show the hidden ruins of Dover’s past, which everyone seems to have forgotten about. I was taken here, yesterday evening and was shocked to see a whole hidden world of ruined war time buildings; that had just been left and forgotten. They’ve plunged into an abandoned state, constantly being vandalised…