Reacting to responsibility the same way cavemen respond to fire.

Once again, I’ve been rubbish at posting for the last few weeks. I’ll give you three guesses as to why:

1. My social life is thriving and I don’t return to my room unless it’s to sleep.

2. Exams are coming up so I’ve been revising every spare minute of the day.

3. I’ve been binge-watching Doctor Who on Netflix and eating my feelings.

(If you guessed 1 or 2, I’m extremely flattered that you think so highly of me. Please feel free to continue thinking highly of me.)

That’s not to say I don’t have news. Several months ago I applied for an editorial position with The Scientists’ Scribe, Royal Holloway’s Biosciences magazine. It was only started last year, so this year was the first time they’ve recruited for editorial positions…and I got one! You are looking at (the words of) an assistant editor and the website manager for The Scientists’ Scribe.

I say ‘website manager’…we haven’t actually got a website yet. Guess what my first major job is?

Getting a role like this so early in my university career is a pretty big deal for me, because if my research career goals fall through my next choice (at the moment) is science journalism. Right now I can write for the magazine and help influence its design, which basically amounts to half my dream job ideas in one go!

I’ll leave it there for the time being; this was just a short post to let you all know I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. Also because I’ve been telling everyone about getting this position and this is another outlet to announce that I’m an editor of something!

Now to actually go and build the website…

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