How to Make Your Lectures More Engaging.
My big news this week is that have been awarded the Biochemical Society’s Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career) 2024. Eeeeek!!! You can see the full announcement here. I put so much time, effort and energy into my teaching and I am absolutely chuffed to be recognised in this way. So, I wanted to use this…
My 12 months of 2022…
I very rarely stop and reflect on things. It’s something that I am trying to work on, so in that weird gap between Christmas and New Year, I’ve been pausing and reflecting. I have been so busy this year that I have had to spend a bit of time going back and reminding myself of…
You are not “just” anything or anyone!
I am really fortunate to have the pleasure of working with incredible people from all over the world. But recently, I’ve been noticing that plenty of my friends, colleagues and collaborators have started saying things like… “I’m just [insert job title that they worked really hard for here]” “I just did [insert incredible new thing…
Don’t be afraid to care!
Our ability to care for and about others sets us apart from any other species on our planet. Yet, when I asked my students for feedback on my teaching over the past year, I was taken aback by the number of anonymous comments which praised the fact that I cared, either about the topics or…
Networking – My Five Top Tips
New Blog Post Networking – My Five Top Tips
Things I wish I’d known when deciding if I should start a PhD.
It was the second term of the second year of my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and the dreaded question was beginning to be asked by friends, family and the careers adviser, “So, what next?!” I loved science and studying for a PhD, a higher degree seemed like a reasonable suggestion. The only problem was that…
Crawling Towards Christmas!
I don’t know about you, but I certainly feel like I am crawling towards Christmas (I have even suggested using #CrawlingTowardsChristmas on Twitter @EmmaYhnell)! We have all been through so much, professionally and personally during this pandemic and sadly, it doesn’t seem like the end is in sight any time soon. As I politely ask…
Celebrating Teachers’ Day: My reflections on teaching in Higher Education
Teachers’ Day Appreciation Post
Scientists are people too!
Over the past few weeks I have been involved in an outreach activity called I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here! It is a brilliant initiative where school children chat to scientists in an online space, and they can ask us scientists absolutely anything (although it is moderated to avoid any silliness which might…
2020, the pandemic year where time stood still, or did it?
As I write this blog, we are rapidly hurtling towards the end of 2020. It can’t come quickly enough for me and it seems many others have the same feelings. Well, who can blame us? As I was Zooming my friends the other day (a phrase that I didn’t even know existed 9 months ago),…