There’s no such thing as failure, just a stepping stone to success

When I was about 8 years old, I thought to myself, “when I grow up, I want to be a scientist and be called Doctor”. But my life has been anything but a straight path to this dream; instead, I have had many ‘stones in the road’. This is my story of a complicated academic career […]

Colleges – don’t let being reallocated deter you!

When I made my application to Durham, I was completely sold on St Mary’s College. I thought it was perfect for me, with its beautiful building, large community and a short distance from the science site. A few months later I got my college allocation and saw that I had been placed in Trevelyan college […]