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I've been so privileged to work alongside such passionate mentors in practice and such amazing role models at university, and it's with the help of these amazing teachers that I've come so far
- Sophie, BSc (Hons) Midwifery  
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5 June 2015

An 8-step programme of entertainments delectations and fascinations for the amusement of the burnt-out student body. By long-time student and procrastinator, Heather Stewart Read more…

12 May 2015

Cambridge is a kooky place to live at the best of times, but now it’s spring coming on summer and every man and his dog seem to have come out of hiding, and are buzzing around the town like a student fridge with too much cheese in it. Fancy a nice chill out away from campus… Read more…

27 April 2015

Below is my part of a group presentation we recently gave as part of our communications module, slightly longer than the one I actually gave due to time constraints. It outlines what not to do in an eye test with children – told from the perspective of a rather prickly Victorian! Read more…

16 April 2015

As Shakespeare once said: ‘Love goes to love as a schoolboy from his books, but love from love, towards school with heavy looks’ – and indeed, towards school with heavy looks was what I was doing the last week of last term. All the tiresome business of looking after one’s own life… Read more…

12 March 2015

Question: If an infinite number of students are given an infinite number of exam papers, then at least one of them surely will get 100% right, right? Alternatively, if me, or you… Read more…

20 February 2015

Calamity of all calamities, oh the horror, oh woe. I caught a cold, and on a Friday too – perhaps the worst day of lectures. I think internally moaning to myself about how much I didn’t want to be sat in that last late lecture may be the only thing that got me through it… Read more…

5 February 2015

What is it exactly? Porridge, porage, pottage, oatmeal, oats, grits, gruel, rolled oats… all of the above? The status of porridge in recent years has been exalted from workhouse sludge to the latest health fad, but is there more to these precious flakes of gluten than meets the eye? Read more…

12 December 2014

If you’re reading this then you’re still alive and you made it through the first weeks of term, and however you managed it – coffee, aspirin, a moderately active healthy lifestyle, congrats! Read more…

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