Faculty: Science and Engineering
Department: Life Sciences
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
Category: Sciences nutritional and pharmaceutical
18 February 2014
People love saying that Valentine’s Day is just a conglomerate ploy to get us to spend exorbitant amounts of money in a superficial show of affection. They might not be wrong, but the way I see it, any day which nudges us to celebrate the love we share with one another should at least be acknowledged.
After spending three hours in Principles of Pathology (a module I’m really enjoying, by the way), then three hours in Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences, performing an ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) to test for the presence of human chorionic gonadotrophin (basically a pregnancy test), and then more testing for the presence of HIV – hold your horses, it was less exciting than it sounds; there was no actual HIV antigen in the labs and it involved a lot (and I mean A LOT) of pipetting and waiting around for incubation times to be complete – I came back to a spontaneous girls’ night in.
We watched the relatively new Rachel McAdams movie ‘About Time’ – I thoroughly recommend it – and gorged ourselves with chocolate-infused treats.
Having great friends around all the time makes me really love living in halls!