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Mortarboards and gowns

Today, Callum, my boyfriend, finally graduated with his Masters degree in psychology.

We went to the Barbican arts centre in Central London for the ceremony as he did his degree with OU. 259 more words


If you drive out of Port Elizabeth in a northerly direction along Uitenhage road, after about 10 minutes you will arrive at an intersection where a right turn into Spondo street will take you to my place of work, Dora Nginza hospital in the township of Zwide in Ibhayi. 1,645 more words

Learning German

In preparation for coming to study (in English) in Germany for five months I began to teach myself the German language. Turns out memorising words and recognising sentences on the internet is not in the least bit helpful when needing to interact with actual humans who cannot speak your native tongue. 181 more words


Happy Easter

Wow how time flies! I can’t believe how bad I am at posting but in my defence I have been so busy! In case I haven’t mentioned it before, I am a Medical student. 316 more words

Concentration, Distraction, and Higher Ed

This post grows out of an informal conversation this morning in the T.E.C.H. Playground about study & writing habits, digital devices, and work in higher education.David Levy at the University of Washington asks his students to sit quietly before beginning each class period–a brief period of meditation or simple quietness with no interactions between each other or via technology. 194 more words

Thai-me Management (It was time for another pun...)

Thus far, I have covered quite a lot of the “abroad” part of the term “study abroad.” But it’s surprisingly easy to forget about the studying part… 755 more words


Looking back on five years since successful PhD viva

Next Tuesday, 31st March 2015, it will be five years exactly since I passed my PhD viva. It’s quite a big anniversary, worth celebrating, and I thought I’d look back on how things have gone since then. 1,600 more words

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