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Dance Like an Egyptian and Sting Like a Bee

Jun

15

 
A (belated) Boxercise and Egyptian Dance update from MPS! Due to a blog backlog, it has taken me ages to get these updates onto the blog! Sarah, Dorothy and Naomi have some updates from their fina...

Make the most of LinkedIn

Jun

12

 
Social media that works for you It might be that you’ve just graduated or that the idea of approaching your final year is making you think about what’s going to come next. Or maybe yo...

CTGF - Twice Round the Daffodils

Jun

05

 
So this year's CTGF is a weekly program of gym, outdoor run, indoor cycle, a 25 min swim and 1 or 2 yoga classes. I'll also be trying out Charleston and Bouldering as group activities. Week 5 Monday...

Undergrads sign up for Summer research experience.

Jun

05

 
We are really pleased that this year, three Psychology undergraduates have secured special bursaries to fund summer placements in the Rusted Lab. Lisa Robogo was awarded a Junior Research Associat...

Northfield Wi-fi Upgrade

Jun

03

 
When Northfield opened its doors to students in 2011, it instantly became, by a huge margin, the biggest of the on-campus residences. It has over 1,000 student bedrooms which are all parts of larger ...

A New Person in IT (Me)

Jun

03

 
I entered the behind-the-scenes world of IT Services a whole week ago, after leaving my post as research project coordinator in the School of English. It was a big jump to make, conceptually further t...

Access Office anywhere and get 1TB free online storage

Jun

03

 
The first draft of this blog post was written in the cloud, in a handy version of MS Word that goes by the name of Word Online and follows us around from computer to computer, hanging above us in th...

Record levels of printing on campus

Jun

03

 
Last Monday saw a record level of printing on campus for most sheets printed in a single day. Whilst some students have been able to shift over to the e-submissions system and online facilities now m...

Two generations of useless explorers

Jun

02

 
More adventures from MPS! An update from blog author Matt today on last week's fitness activities! Last week - which was the final (official) week of Commit to Get Fit 2015 - I was visited by m...

Final CTGF update from Team Misfits (WP)

Jun

01

 
Commit to Get Fit is over and I think the biggest change it’s made to me is that at the start of May I never thought I’d be sad to see the end of a month dedicated to health and exercise. ...

Taking Science To The Public: The Addiction Continues

Jun

01

 
“Discussing science with the public - what would I say or do?” – is a wary but quite understandable reaction from many academics. These personal encounters are critical to spreading...

Pole on a pole & a lunchtime display of BMEc teamwalk!

May

29

 
This week, Emily and Ola went to pole fitness and 'crushed it' as we now say in BMEc (see an earlier blog post). They went up the pole... Can our favourite Pole do it...? Yes she can! Zero...

The Story of BMEc and the Boundary Run

May

27

 
Well done James and Ola for completing today’s Boundary Run and achieving your CTGF goals and congratulations to John Bateman for his speedy time. James is even eating post-run grapes r...

Are we nearly there, yet?

May

26

 
Roving reporter JW brings you this week’s updates from Team BMEc: Oliver - Awesome walk to Lewes followed by a weekend of muscle toning via house and garden work. Georgie – “I wo...

Going the extra mile

May

26

 
More updates from MPS! Another day, another bunch of aerobic action over at MPS! This week we're kicking off with an update from Justine, who has some details of her efforts and lovely photos to a...

CTGF - What a difference a year makes

May

26

 
So this year's CTGF is a weekly program of gym, outdoor run, indoor cycle, a 25 min swim and 1 or 2 yoga classes. I'll also be trying out Charleston and Bouldering as group activities. Week 4 Monday...

The IT team went off-piste…

May

22

 
Although not part of Commit to get fit - because we are getting into this fitness thing - at lunchtime today we learnt how to hula hoop – ably taught by Susi. She was a dab hand (hip) at it and...

BMEc walk to Lewes and Shinong stepped in a cowpat...

May

22

 
So yes! This week the BMEc Commit to Get Fit Team went for a two hour hike after work on a lovely Wednesday afternoon. After constant checking of the weather forecast to see if it would be raining we ...

The dangers of mixing politics and religion (letter in The Guardian)

May

22

 
Giles Fraser rightly highlights the president of the Hindu Forum of Britain, Trupti Patel, arguing that only a Conservative government will defend the caste system in the UK but, unsurprisingly, goes ...

Broken Car, Frizzing Bees and Climbing Up The Walls

May

20

 
More commitment from MPS! Another update from MPS, this time a little closer to home - so no need for holiday-snap-jealousy. Felicity has an update on her activity this week, and Becky and Naomi h...