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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #105 on: July 24, 2018, 12:00:22 pm »
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #106 on: July 24, 2018, 03:52:20 pm »
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So I have a massive break rn due to an early committee meeting so I decided to go to Barkly Square (local shopping centre near uni) and stock my locker up! Here's a look at it rn! ;D


I love that you have a locker - do you get much use out of it?

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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2018, 04:30:01 pm »
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I love that you have a locker - do you get much use out of it?
I get heaps of use out of it!
It's mandatory to have one/share one on campus due to the lab nature of my course, so I'm always stowing my bag/other stuff in there. It's also in the 24/7 cafeteria space so I can access it whenever I need too, even on weekends, which has saved my butt heaps aha. :')

Usually it's $5/year for a locker on campus, but as I have the mentoring gig this year, I got early access to locker allocations and for free! 😍
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2018, 09:43:31 am »
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6/8/18
(This is mostly a rant, bear with me <3 )

So it's the start of week 3! Time seems to fast so fast, no matter what I'm doing! ;D

Who knew that uni went from 0 to 100 in a matter of a few days? :')
I went from having nothing to do in week 1 to having 3 lab reports to simultaneously having to write at the mo- one for pharmacology (which is an 8 page group lab report. So much joy. :') ), one for compchem (and I'm currently missing one graph and the software we were using didn't want to even load this morning to try and let alone let me try to retrieve the graph, so pray for me because I don't see how I'm going to finish that one by its due date- Wednesday night aha :') ), and the other for formulation chem, which is probably the easiest of the lot, as it is fairly continuous.
I also have a group report for Colloid chem that has very vague instructions (read as- we're lost. And we have a quiz on the report topic on Friday. There's no content from lectures or workshops. Stressful unit/10 ).

Aside from all the assessments, I'm actually really enjoying learning the content for compchem and formchem! They are definitely my two favourite units this semester- albeit occasionally I have found myself having to sit down and think about all the maths and theory surrounding these units, else I'd be as lost as I am with Colloids! I like my pharmacology unit this semester, however listening to the sole lecturer is a seemingly impossible task- he just makes the whole lecture about him and it gets tiring after the first week aha :')

Clubwise, I'm doing pretty okay! Planning is in full swing for Winterfest and open day- which has been keeping me busy on and off campus. I also got the opportunity to help run the games club/postgrad association games night on Friday, so I got to see what some of my lab demonstrators are actually like, and to get some of the goss on some of the lecturers!

Anyways, have a grouse week y'all! :))
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #109 on: August 19, 2018, 08:31:52 am »
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Hey y'all!
Tomorrow marks the start of week 5! Gosh time flies by so fast!

I'm currently on the train towards uni for open day- which supposed to be a lot of fun-- except the fact that it is forecasted to be cold, windy and rainy today!

Content-wise, I'm doing okay! I have a lot of spare time throughout the week, even if I take an morning or afternoon off studying!
Colloid chem is going pretty great- my group has managed to write a report on the nearly zero criteria we were given for sedimentation, so we're all pleased as punch! Not looking forward to starting the next report on aggregation soon though! Compchem is probably my fave unit atm- I have this really kooky lecturer that makes even the current dry topic (QSAR) a ton of fun! However I'm known now for my impatience in the complabs because of how slow the PCs are. :'D Formchem is probably the hardest but most rewarding unit I have this semester, and I feel like I'm travelling well with it at the mo- given that we've been looking at reaction kinetics and degradation pathways in class, which nicely mirrors the 2-month long study in the lab I have to write a prelim report up for by Friday! 
Pharm is a pretty decent subject content-wise (mainly looking at GPCRs rn, can't complain), however I just can't pay attention to the lecturer- he's like nails on a chalkboard and makes it all about him in the lectures. A lot of people just don't show up anymore, but I'm persisting even though I've been toying with the idea of not going to them myself. :')

On the clubs front, I'm facing a very full-on week, with Open Day today for both, beading class tomorrow lunch for the music&arts club, a Mario Kart competition tomorrow night for the games club, and to top it all off- another art class- needle felting! :))

Keep warm today!
Lou xo
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #110 on: August 22, 2018, 07:40:05 pm »
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Content-wise, I'm doing okay! I have a lot of spare time throughout the week.
Turns out I spoke too soon. 😅
I have a lab report due tonight, another two due on Friday and Monday respectively, and two on Wednesday next week. This is ontop of a midsem exam. There goes all my free time for the next week! 😂
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #111 on: September 12, 2018, 09:20:36 pm »
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A quick update because I feel guilty for not posting here for a while.

Spoiler
I NEED MY MIDSEMESTER BREAK VERY SOON

Completing lab reports is consuming a lot of time at the mo, pushing actually studying content further down my priority list than it should be. (I can't help that I had a 20-page lab report to do week 5/6 that took forever to do!) This has seemingly caused a few issues- a) I did worse on a midsem test in week 6 than I should have (#salty- it's my favourite unit) and b) didn't do enough study for my other midsem test-- and fell sick that week so I wasn't up to studying the few days before (because #timepoor). I'm very happy that I scraped a pass on that (I was so down with the both hayfever and being sick, I felt pretty crap during the test but I gotta push on, I guess), but I should have also done better (My lecturer made a deal with us- he'll give replace our midsem scores with our exam scores if we beat our midsem scores- I'm determined to meet that deal aha. Maybe he's being nice because this is the last time this unit is being run. Who knows?) That being said, some of my lab scores recently have been really good, and I'm really happy with that, and it is worth all the effort I have put in thus far, and as my lab programs are finishing up, I should have a lot more time to study and prepare for other assessments such as an oral presentation in week 12. (Moral to the story/TLDR: Taking 4 lab subjects is very hectic.)

I'm also starting to find that one of the club committees I'm on has about 4 useful committee members- and two of them are on placement at the mo, so noone's communicating much at all and we're trying to plan out a few events for after mid-semester break, and I'm the one having to bump things to get things done, which sucks because I hate being the one to nag! The other committee runs so much like clockwork however, although I feel bad for ditching half the events because they often run at a sort-of inconvenient time-slot for me aha (typically Thursday nights- I finish early that day aha and things my family plan always fall on Thursdays oops :') )

Anyways enough of a rant from me- love you AN xo
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #112 on: October 07, 2018, 02:50:16 pm »
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Exams are close. Tomorrow marks start of week 11. I overslept this morning.

Other than that, uni's been okay. At the mo I only have two active assessments- a 10% lab due tomorrow night, and a group report (which I'll do some research on sometime today, I hope*!) due next Sunday. I also know I have an oral coming up on Monday week 12 which relies on the report being done, and a massive lab report due late week 12 that is about 20 pages in length. :')
I spent most of last week bringing myself up-to-date with content because I did absolutely squat for most of midsem break (I have a legitimate excuse for that. But hey- I needed a break anyways ), and I now (at time of writing) only need to make notes for my 3 classes from Friday!

As expected on the club front- Jam Night was a bit of a flop on Monday because not enough people knew it was happening although I made several posts. Oops. However, Thursday's Casino Night (a fundraiser for drought relief) went really well- although all of us running the show got a little too tipsy from the faculty-bought alcohol. :-[ There's another competition night for the games club tomorrow night, which I'm excited for because it's guitar hero and we've chosen to make wraps instead of going for pizza! \o/

I'm looking forward to the finish of this semester- even though I have 2 weeks of class left, SWOTVAC & exams and an intensive week to follow!

Have a grouse week y'all! xo

*Given I have decided to get hooked on the TV show Scorpion recently, I have my doubts. :')
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #113 on: October 22, 2018, 12:23:34 pm »
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Heyo fam!
It's SWOTVAC- naturally the time of the semester that I freak out and worry the most. Surprisingly hasn't kicked in yet (hope it won't either). I started properly studying yesterday and I was going to study today- but I'm currently on a train into the city, having to make an emergency trip across the city to Brighton to visit a fam member in hospital. Not the greatest timing, but fam is important y'all! Hopefully I do end up getting some study done later tonight and early tomorrow, before I also take tomorrow off to take mum to our fave cafe in Geelong for her birthday! ^-^

I've finished the semester strongly, so I'm hoping that momentum will continue until my last exam (compchem) on the 14th! ^-^

I've also been lucky enough to inherit the vice president role next year for the games club on campus (by default- no one wanted it, and I wasn't even going to run but here I am haha!), which also prevents me from continuing to be on the music club committee after the year's over, which I can live with- I have a placement unit sem2 next year anyways so managing 2 clubs would be hella difficult!

Hope y'all are doing swell and lots of love and encouragement too! <3
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Re: A Spoonful of Sugar- insanipi's PharmSci journey
« Reply #114 on: October 27, 2018, 11:05:51 am »
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Things I learn 2 days before a 20% newspaper article on "unstable water soluble suspension injections" is due: writing 500 words on that topic without criteria is very difficult. Send help <3
(I have 214 words at the moment and am struggling.)
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« Reply #115 on: October 27, 2018, 12:44:42 pm »
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Things I learn 2 days before a 20% newspaper article on "unstable water soluble suspension injections" is due: writing 500 words on that topic without criteria is very difficult. Send help <3
(I have 214 words at the moment and am struggling.)
This could be completely useless but:
- what are the requirements for stability?
- what are the requirements for being water soluble?
- how do these relate (or not) to the requirements for being water soluble?
- what's the importnace of these attributes in injections?
- how often are injections unstable and water-soluble?
- give an example
- what does this mean going into the future?


if it's for a newspaper article you can probably add a bit of padding by giving metaphors to help the non-scientific audience understand (eg. "oil and water" comparisons)

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« Reply #116 on: November 15, 2018, 05:37:34 pm »
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It's (nearly) the end of the semester!

I finished my last exam yesterday and felt confident in it- so I treated myself to books from both a library and a bookshop. I also had a coffee with @Coffee too! ^-^

The next week or so will be truly hectic- I'm jetting off tonight for a quick trip and returning Saturday night, Sunday I have work, and I have a site intensive week at uni. To top that off, I have 2 early morning shifts on the following weekend, and a 21st on the Saturday of that double shift weekend. It'll be such an insane week, but I'll battle through, just like I had battled through this semester! :))

For the site visit intensive week I have next week, I'll be visiting CSL Behringer, Peter Mac (both on Tuesday), Aspen Pharmacare (Wednesday), and Pfizer (Thursday). I also have both Monday and Friday at uni for networking purposes. Hopefully it'll be fun- I'll keep y'all posted on what the visits were like! :D

Anyways I better keep an eye on where I am on this train, catch ya on the flipside! ^-^
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« Reply #117 on: November 20, 2018, 09:14:58 am »
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I gained access to CSL Behring (big pharma!), stay tuned for my adventures when I recount it all later this week!
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« Reply #118 on: November 27, 2018, 08:04:57 pm »
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« Reply #119 on: December 05, 2018, 08:41:07 pm »
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After having a bout of imposter syndrome over results (this happens every semester, to varying extents), I discovered that I actually passed, which means I only have a year to go! :))
Time flies so quickly though, it feels like the June mid-year break was only a blink of an eye ago!

Now that I'm on break, I'm thinking about the next year and what's to come. This includes being a part of the aMigo online orientation program, peer mentoring on campus (again) (got a kick out of seeing this on my academic record recently too ^-^ , didn't realise that'd be there!), resuming games club duties as vice pres, being on the committee for site visit week, and placement in semester 2! It'll be a hectic year, just looking at all this now! I'm also really scared for one of my units in sem 1- it's a semester long industry-based project, which sounds really daunting atm! :O

Looking back on the year, I feel like I have a lot to be grateful for (just like @miniturtle), especially each and everyone of you that reads this <3, including this handful that instantly come to mind:
- miniturtle: for being kind and supportive <3
- Poet: your openness and willingness to hug <3
- Bea: for being fun to be around, and for your sneaky pics <3
- J41: for understanding coffee. I owe you like a million by now <3
- AngelWings: For unknowingly letting your wings guide me <3
- Calebark: For being the forum tortoise, and for the nephew snaps that are adorable! <3
- lm21074, Erutepa, S200: For engaging with the forum games. A lot. <3
- Rui: For having some magical ability to keep me calm even when shit hits the fan, and for always encouraging me <3
- The forum in general: a place to rant or tell positive stories and to help out, and for the community <3 <3 <3

(I guess that enough, else I'll get soppy rip)

A cafe and a cafeteria? You have so many options! ;D
We no longer have either option- both leases are up, so there's now no food outlets on campus until idek when -cries- </3

Love you all! <3
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