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  • Engineering placement - getting into the swing of things!

    I am now four months into my placement (you can read all about the start of my placement here) and I am in the thick of it. I am slowly becoming more confident around my colleagues and my level of...

  • Doliprane

    Today I felt very under the weather and I’m not sure why, but my housemate being the legend that he is gave me a pill called Doliprane, which (and maybe this is obvious I don’t know) is a type of...

  • An introduction to me and my Placement...

    Hello all! I understand I am late to the party with starting my blog but wanted to get a really good understanding of my placement before doing so. I am working as a research assistant in the Department of Education at the...

  • Métro boulot dodo - train work sleep

    This is a phrase I learnt from my friend I went for a drink with and it means “train, work, sleep”, so it’s something similar to English “eat sleep work repeat”. I understand his point since he is doing a...

  • Lessons from my first semester

    As Christmas draws ever closer, so does the end of semester one. It’s crazy that we’ve now done a big chunk of first year, but also crazy to think that I only moved into my accommodation 9 weeks ago today....

  • Adventures in Germany

    My research involves using an atomic force microscope (AFM) to see into the tiny world of atoms and molecules. I was lucky, then, to find out that there's a week-long summer school focussed on AFM that comes around every three...

  • Manifestation pacifique - peaceful protest

    Tonight walking home I witnessed my first French protest. I couldn’t quite work out what they were actually protesting because they just shouting and blowing whistles but I think it was something to do with the police.

  • Magret - duck breast fillet

    This is a very specific word because it means “fillet of duck breast”. I ate with my family at a very upmarket restaurant, which was nice but probably not worth the money. I had the duck and my uncle had...

  • Faire la gueule

    Today I was showing my grandma and uncle round Aix as they have come to visit me. I’ve shared some pictures below but I learned the phrase “faire la gueule” which means to pull a face or have a strop,...

  • 6th Prague Agenda Conference - and a sobering moment inside a Soviet military base

    This week I had the opportunity to attend for the second year in a roll the Prague Agenda Conference. Since President Obama’s 2009 announcement of his long-term nuclear disarmament vision in Prague - in his iconic Prague Speech -  and...