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Getting started with OneNote

If you haven’t had a chance to check out my last blog post on digital note-keeping you can find it here: Digital Note-Keeping. As promised, today I’m writing about getting started with OneNote!  Disclaimer: I know that OneNote has a different layout and different features depending on your device and the version you access. The …

My First Hackathon

Right before Easter break, I found myself scrolling through the weekly Maths newsletter (procrastinating something very important, I’m sure). Some way down, a bright banner caught my eye: Athena Hackathon 2021.  “Erm, not for me,” was the exact thought I had as I scrolled past it. All I knew about hackathons was that they involved …

Digital Note-Keeping

When I began my degree, I was really jealous of the people in lectures who would take notes on their tablets and annotate PDFs with ease. Most of these tablets are really expensive and, coming from a working-class background, I couldn’t afford one and I even thought that they are just not worth the large …

5 ways to enjoy the sun

Ahhh, Spring is finally upon us! I don’t know about you, but as soon as the sun comes out, I shed my jacket, grab an iced latte and pretend I’m not shivering. So here are some ways to enjoy that beautiful sun, even if it’s not warm enough for summer dresses yet.      1. …

My favourite walks around Nottingham City Centre

Since September, I’ve been living in the city centre. Similarly to everyone else, I’ve also taken up daily walks. These definitely have given me a deeper appreciation of the city and I strongly encourage you to go on a walk around Nottingham city centre when you have the chance. The Arboretum (obviously) The Nottingham Trent …

Why I AM a Mathematician

A few days ago I attended an event titled Women in TEC hosted by Bright Network. It was an incredible opportunity and I’m really thankful for being selected as one of the attendees. You can view my professional expression of gratitude here, on my LinkedIn profile. (Yes, shameless, but relevant – just bare with me.) …

Safe Valentine’s Day Celebrations

If you’re spending it together    1. Romantic takeaway Cooking together isn’t as fun when you do it often, so why not treat yourself to a nice ‘dinner out in’. If you often have takeaways, try to make this one special – light some candles (or fake candles, let’s not forget fire safety), play some …

How to Celebrate the End of Exam Season

Any other year, we’d be planning our big comeback to the Nottingham clubbing scene. Whether you’re the Ocean type or the Crisis type – nothing compares to that first night out after all the exam stress expires. Unfortunately, this isn’t any other year.  But that doesn’t have to mean you don’t get to celebrate and …

“Meaty” recipes for Veganuary

Happy New Year!  And, of course, happy Veganuary! I’m not here to convert you to veganism or to convince you to participate in Veganuary, I promise. However, if you’re curious to try something new or are looking for some new vegan recipes – I’ve got just the thing for you. Vegan recipes, as all recipes …

Reflecting on 2020 – Things I’m Thankful For

After my last post, which was quite sad, I decided I better balance it with something positive. SO today I’m here to share some good memories from the past year – things I’m thankful for. 1. A very long summer vacation  Let’s be honest, we were all excited about the break from general life when …