Becoming A Master – A Week In The Life

Week 31

Hello everyone, this week has been a busy one and instead of writing this on a Sunday and reflecting on the week just gone I’ve written a little each day. Hopefully this will show you that in my life currently there is no daily routine and every day is a little different.

Monday: Today I’ve been running a few errands, getting the shopping in and such as well as catching up on the emails I missed from being at home. I also spent a lot of today researching and writing for The Woodland Trust. I really love the volunteering I do for them as I just learn so much! If you’d like to see the work I do for them here are a few links:

Wild Orchids in the UK

Why Do Nettles Sting?

How to forage wild garlic!

Tuesday: Today I’ve been running through my statistics focusing on finding statistically significant results. These are important as when something is statistically significant you can say with more confidence that one thing is affecting another. This can be difficult to show in ecology as there are lots of variables out in the outside world!

Wednesday: Today I’ve been continuing with my work on Tuesday but also developing my reasons why I’m finding certain results. Stats can sometimes leave you with more questions than answers! I’ve been developing theories and working out what I want to say with my dissertation. This has somewhat left me with a few moments of yelling into a pillow when I don’t know which way is best! – All the fun of a masters I guess!

Thursday: The statistics continued today and I managed to answer some questions that I had from yesterday. I also collated all the work I’ve done so far for my meeting tomorrow.

Friday: Today I had a meeting with my supervisor for my dissertation. He gave me lots of ideas about how to use all the data analysis I’ve doing to create a succinct and convincing story. Which is great because I have a lot of editing to do!

After my meeting I went to go and give blood for the first time! I’ve always wanted to do this because I have no reason why I cant do it and every time someone gives blood they can save three different lives. It’s an incredible thing to do so go and do it if you can. It didn’t hurt nearly as much as how I’d built it up in my head and the nurses were totally lovely!

Saturday: So today I wrote up everything from my meeting and got to some planning. Although I did spend the afternoon on the sims… everyone needs a break!

Sunday:  I’m currently writing this just before I’m about to head out to spend some time with friends and my wonderful other half. We’re heading to the pottermore pop up shop in London and I am so excited! If you are also a potter fan let me know in the comments!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this update!

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Becoming A Master – Procrastination Queen

Week 29

Hi friends, I’ve tried to start this blog in several different ways and none of them seem to be working. I think it’s mostly because I don’t have much to say as I haven’t done much on my masters this week. *Hangs head in shame*. This has happened for a couple reasons, firstly I’ve been doing plenty of writing for the Woodland Trust. Their blog is one of the most comprehensive for all things wildlife and its a total honor to be writing for them. I’ve also been pre-writing a lot of blogs for this internet space so I can try out some other creative projects.

It has also been beautifully sunny here in London and I have been staring out of the window like a puppy so I have been going on a few outdoor runs. I used to hate exercising but I found a new app called Zombie Run and I am now addicted to it!

Really all the spells out is….

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Hopefully next week I’ll have some tips on how to beat this and a complete list of things I’ve done to get this masters degree done! But for now shall we just sit, have a cup of tea, pop on the telly and forget we have stuff to do!

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Why do moths go towards the light?! – Saturday Questions!

Hello and welcome to day 8 of BEDA! It’s going well I think?

Todays blog post is actually a little bit of a cheat post. I wrote a few months a go about starting to write for the woodland trust which you can find here. I wrote a blog post not too long a go about why moths go towards the light! So you can go find out at this link –

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2017/03/why-are-moths-attracted-to-light/

If you ever want to find any more of my writing its all in the about laura section!

HAPPY BEDA!

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When You Go Down To The Woods Today…

Hello!

So today will be a quick blog post but I really wanted to update everyone on some really exciting work I’ve been doing.

I knew when I was doing my masters degree that I wanted to take on some volunteer work as well. It took a little bit of finding because my schedule wouldn’t allow me to go some where more than a day a week at most. But in November of last year a position as a volunteer content writer with the woodland trust came about. It was just the perfect position for me and I truly believe that what the woodland trust too is incredible. And! They offered me the position!!!! So I’m now writing blog posts for them once a month. I’d strongly recommend having a look at their blog anyway because its insightful and easy to read! I’m also working on another project with them.

So here is the link to my first blog post with them!

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2017/01/nine-things-to-do-outdoors-this-weekend/

If you’d like to see more of my woodland trust blogs you can follow me on there website or I’ll be sure to update my About Laura page with them.

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