Emma, Pre-clinical Medicine
Lectures tend to start at 9 am on most days – luckily no Saturday lectures for us (:-P to all the Natural Scientists!). However, a cup of coffee or two and another medic next to you (feeling just as drowsy) help to while away the first hour of drug names being thrown at you.
Next is either a parasite-filled practical or, on the odd occasion, a 2-hour library/nap break. Another cup of coffee later finds you back in the lecture theatre – this time discussing the pros and cons of TB vaccinations.
Another cup of coffee later finds you back in the lecture theatre – this time discussing the pros and cons of TB vaccinations."
Then it’s time for a well-deserved lunch break, either in Hall or, if not, with some sandwiches and cakes grabbed from a nearby cafe and eaten in a half-filled lecture theatre of medics doing the same thing. After that, it’s time for the afternoon practical.
With brain structures still swimming in your mind, there’s the usual rush to sign out at the end of the session, which gives you a spare 15 minutes or so to grab another cup of coffee… or tea!
Then off to the evening supervision, with the hope that between you and the others in the group the supervisor will be fooled into thinking you all know exactly what is going on…
After a slow cycle back home, a rest and a chat with whoever is in the kitchen is definitely in order! With the prospect of dinner and drinks ahead, an attempt at supervision work is made; however, Facebook and friends generally win in the end! Thus, you usually find yourself shortly back in the kitchen, ready to while away the evening.