Diary of A Science Student

What does your first week look like when you take a science degree?

Elizabeth Meade
31st October 2021
Image credits: Flickr, Public Domain Images

20 September

Today was the first day of induction. I had to sit in an auditorium and listen to a boring talk about safety. We will have to wear goggles and a coat in the lab. Who does that? Apparently it is really important though. They also want us to record everything in our lab books, which are legal documents. I don’t know why anybody from the government would want to read my homework!

21 September

I had some more introductory lectures today. I had no idea that science involved so much math and so many numbers. There are also a lot of diagrams they want us to draw with things like hexagons. I hate drawing hexagons. There are too many sides and they come out looking like circles.

22 September

More lectures. The professors gave us a lot of info about office hours and the lecture schedule. There is a lot that we need to cover and I don’t know how we are going to learn all the material. I met a few people from the course and they seem nice. We can put our heads together on some of this and try to figure it out.

23 September

Just found out that nearly everything is on Canvas. That will make this a lot easier since we can look at the slides on our own time. The professors have been very approachable as well and answered a lot of our questions. Maybe this year won’t be so bad after all?

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AUTHOR: Elizabeth Meade
(she/her) 4th year Chem student. Former Head of Current Affairs and Former Science Sub-Editor. Avid reader. Chaos theorist. Amateur batrachologist and historian. Rock fan. Likes cybersecurity and cooking. Wrote the first article for Puzzles. Probably the first Courier writer to have work featured in one of Justin Whang's videos.

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