It’s been a while, again. You may have noticed that I’m blogging less this year. This is because I’m a thousand times busier making sure that I make the most of the last six months of my degree. This means being with my friends as much as poss, doing as much work as I can, and also getting ready to go into the big wide world.
So, what have I done since I last blogged? Well, I went and saw “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” with Tom and John, had my first Tissue Engineering lecture, my first Advanced Biomaterials lecture, and had 281 samples to analyse. I also made it to the pub three times, had tea late at night with Lucia twice, and drove down to Devon.
First impressions of the courses I experienced this week are good. This may be because I did so much orthopaedics over the summer, and I also know a little bit more about tissue engineering than I thought, apparently! The introductions were very quick and easy, and the first two lectures of each course were interesting.
It made me reminisce about the days in first and second year – in Materials, the first two years are filled with compulsory lectures which are common to everyone. You have lectures everyday, then lots of labs and tutorials to keep you occupied in-between times. Compared to then, I have only got six hours of lectures a week of timetabled stuff now, with just my project as my coursework. I’m the only person on the course doing my combination of subjects. It’s up to me to decide how much time I spend in the lab, and how much I’m revising for exams in six months – actually so much more high pressure than the course used to be.
It’s good, though. I’ve enjoyed the progression. The course has been so totally worth it!