With student numbers ever increasing thanks to the foolish rapid expansion plans of both Falmouth and Exeter Universities, it is inevitable that town and gown relations are going to deteriorate in the coming months. Locals are at risk of being priced out of their own communities in both Penryn and Falmouth. For many, Falmouth has… Read More Fighting the Falmouth Town/Gown Divide
After a year out of university due to illness, I finally returned this week to start second year afresh. With most of my lecturers (and old friends) out in California and New York on a field trip, my first week back was decidedly bereft of lectures themselves, with only 3 actually taking place! All the… Read More Back to University: Week 1 Review
Part 1 of the ‘Road to an Expedition’ Series. With just under a year to go until Perhentian Ecology kicks off all over again, the time has come to recruit a new team for next year. There were 3 of us in 2014, and from experience, that wasn’t quite enough for a fully fledged ecological… Read More Road to an Expedition: The Provisional Team
With some good news today, it seems like I will be heading back to the Perhentian Islands in 2016 to carry out further research on the terrestrial environment. This is pending a few important things; securing a research permit from the Economic Planning Unit of the Malaysian Government and securing funding, for a start. I intend… Read More Back to the Perhentians?
With my long-term partner now back in her homeland, and about to start her PhD at the University of Michigan (a pretty great school), I’m left stranded a long, long way across the pond. I have a visit scheduled in for December to go and see her, in the middle of prime Lake-Effect snow storm… Read More Road to Grad School: The Hunt Begins