Easter and my dissertation

Zainab Aljawahiri

Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Biology
Course: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Biodiversity and Conservation
Category: Animal sciences

16 April 2015

Hello all, sorry it’s been a while since I blogged but I have been busy with my dissertation and completely forgot that life even existed.

As everyone knows, there are only a few days left to type, bind and hand in our projects therefore the term ‘social life’ has indeed gone out the window!

I recently travelled to Sweden for Easter, and with me was some uni work that needed completing. Thankfully I completed the majority of it whilst there. Alongside this, there was also several visits to my supervisor to do some much needed analysis, so that I can finally get onto the discussion section.

That was how Easter got spent, doing uni work, and relaxing as well, which is important to prevent stress from building up.

My project looks at the dispersal and migration of toucans, hummingbirds and parrots using several cladistic techniques. There were times when screaming, ‘Give me a break’ happened, followed by utter distress and dissatisfaction of progress made, as well as feeling that my project hadn’t moved at all. Right now I am writing up the discussion, ready for my supervisor to check over soon. The rest of the sections have been completed thankfully, and I’ve left enough time to check over any last-minute mistakes :)

The tempting thing right now, since the sun is out, is to go outside and quite simply be immersed by the warmth… of course meaning we have even less time to spend on dissertation, therefore panicking when deadline day looms ahead of us!

I can safely say I have enjoyed my time at university and aim to go on to do a part-time MSc Sustainability course. Hopefully those doing their degree have enjoyed their time so far.

That’s all for now, will provide an update once the dissertation is handed in.


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