Time tracking productivity boost

Time tracking productivity boost

Yesterday, I listened to the newest episode of CGP Grey and Myke Hurley’s podcast Cortex. In this episode, they talked about Toggl, which is a fairly easy and efficient time tracker website/app. As of writing this, I haven’t yet familiarized myself with all its functions, but...

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Daily positive impacts

Daily positive impacts

I’m currently sitting at our first-year study space, trying to get through the genetics learning goals, and decided to be a bit naughty and procrastinate by blogging. It is Sunday after all, so I thought I’d update you on what I’ve found has made the most positive impact this week...

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The ONE advice all first-year vet students should know

The ONE advice all first-year vet students should know

The fourth and final entry in the series is here, and today’s post is quite different from anything I’ve done on vettobe.com before. I’ve asked three major youtubers/instagrammers of the vet society what one thing they think all first-year vet student should know. So without further ado, here’s what they had to say:

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What should you know before starting vet school? – on background knowledge and useful experience

What should you know before starting vet school? – on background knowledge and useful experience

This is the second part of a four-part series on “what you should know as a first-year vet student”. Click here for the introductory blog post on what the series is about, and click here for the first post, on the metrics of vet school. For the second entry in the four-part series, I have compiled a list of what I think are some useful ways to prepare for vet school. So without further ado, here are my five picks for useful background knowledge to have before entering vet school:

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What we're doing this week, and how I work with biochemistry

What we're doing this week, and how I work with biochemistry

Today marks my twentieth blog post on vettobe.com! I can’t believe how fast this autumn is going, it feels like it was September 1st yesterday. So since the Sunday posts are dedicated to the four-week project for the next three Sundays, I thought I’d give you a bit of an update about what we’re currently learning, and how I’m keeping up with my coursework.

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A four-week guide to what you should know as a first-year vet student

A four-week guide to what you should know as a first-year vet student

This post is just a quick announcement for a project I have planned, namely a four-week guide to what you should know before starting vet school/as a first-year vet student. These are things that I wish I’d known, and that I’m still curious to find out. Throughout these four weeks, I’ll be collecting data on everything from how much studying is required on a day-to-day basis, conducting interviews with vets and vet students, and trying out study and time management experiments to see if I can up my productivity in just four weeks.

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A sort of typical day in vet school

A sort of typical day in vet school

Today I thought I’d try something a bit different – a photo diary. Throughout the day, I’ve tried to take a few photos to illustrate what a typical day in university is like for a vet student. Today was a bit more hectic than usual because of the extra seminar in basic clinical skills, but it’s pretty accurate as far as workload and lectures go.

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Getting into vet school in Scandinavia vs the UK

Getting into vet school in Scandinavia vs the UK

Exactly one year ago, to the date, I was finishing up my applications for 4 different schools in the UK. Two of my applications were for veterinary medicine degrees, and the other two were for veterinary science degrees. Although I saw these as my “safety net” schools, I learned a lot from the application process. Therefore I’ve compiled a list with the different requirements for getting into vet school in Northern Europe, and have included a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.

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A Week of Firsts

A Week of Firsts

This week was a week of two firsts, our first trip to the practice clinic, and the first lessons of the cell biology course. As you probably already know if you read Wednesday’s post, I found the first week somewhat tough. Sure, I knew it would be difficult, but not like this. I’m not really sure what I’d expected, but I thought since I was used to the hustle of trying to get into vet school, surely I was prepared for whatever curveball they’d throw at me?

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On the ethics of animal research

On the ethics of animal research

The second block of vet school is over, and another exam is finished. During this week’s intensive course on animal testing, we learned about why we use animals in research, and the work done to preserve animal welfare while conducting experiments. What I found most interesting though was the ethics of it all, and the distinction between inherent and intrinsic value in humans and in animals.

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3 dissections and a "knighting" ceremony

3 dissections and a "knighting" ceremony

I thought I’d post the Sunday entry a day late, so I could write about today’s dissection as well. Because last week was all about dissections and group assignments (and even more freshers’ activities of course, but well get to that later).

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Skeletons and chickens and snakes, oh my!

Skeletons and chickens and snakes, oh my!

We still haven’t started school properly, so other than a couple of lectures on how to prevent communicable diseases and how to use a microscope, the week has mostly consisted of more freshers’ activities.

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Freshers’ Week and First Impressions

Freshers’ Week and First Impressions

Since last week didn’t have any actual lessons, and consisted mainly of enrolling us into the school’s IT-systems, getting our pictures taken, and picking up our student-IDs, I thought I’d save all the weeks first impressions for the Sunday entry, instead of splitting it up into two posts.

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