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Eyeball 2015

After election season comes the Bristol visits for third years and then just before Easter it is time for the OPSOC annual Eyeball where everyone gets dressed up to the max in long dresses, tuxedos and the odd kilt. The Eyeball includes a 3 course meal, annual awards and the announcement of next years committee, as well

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Election season

Last week it was the madness of the Students Union sabbatical elections which consists of wannabe sabbs coming up with random slogans, dressing up in silly costumes, sticking banners and posters all over the place, bribing voters and coming into occasional lectures. Although we missed most of this due to being slightly out the way

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First year

Time to cast my memory back two years ago to give an idea of what first year is like studying optometry. There is now a preliminary year, called Year 0, for those on 4 year course, but I didn’t do it and only started last year so can’t tell you personal experience of it. It

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Open days

A little while back I posted about making the all important decision about what to study and where (see here). In which I made the point that you should go and visit any university you are thinking of studying at, ideally before you apply there. The first open day gives you a feel of the

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Welcome back

This really should start with happy New Year but given that it’s a week and a half into the January it feels a bit wrong but it’s been done now, I think I got away with that. I spent Christmas down in Cardiff before heading up to see my family in Scotland and then back

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Peek retina

This is a bit of a personal blog about something I am interested in rather than what is going on with me at university, although it is linked to my dissertation choice. For my dissertation I am looking at whether you can use a smartphone as an alternative to take pictures of the back of

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Eyeopener and AFTAs

Around this time of the year every year, optometry students from all over the country descend on a Centre Parcs for the AOP’s annual Eyeopener conference. It is aimed at 2nd year students (3rd year from Glasgow Caledonian) and provides a lot of information about what you can do with optometry as a career other

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