Looking Back

Research is unexpected. But it is surprising and fulfilling, and the ways in which it can peel back the surface of seemingly plain issues to reveal their multifaceted complexities its truly wonderful.

Pushed to Distraction

Concentrating at university is hard enough, let alone when faced with a constant array of push notifications from our mobile devices.


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes" - Marcel Proust I have found the process of researching the relation between Push Notifications and Students very interesting. Initially, I set out determined to prove that push notifications are a major distraction, and I thought, surely, my research must … Continue reading Revelations

Ah, ee, push it

Are you one of those people who gets a notification in class and suddenly ends up way down a social media rabbit hole? We've all done it. I know I do it, often. In fact, I purposely set all of my devices to 'do-not-disturb' for the sole purpose of preventing procrastination-by-social-media. But, at the same time, … Continue reading Ah, ee, push it

A Proposal

It’s the week before final exams, you’re rapidly typing up revision notes, Spotify is on full blast and you’re in the zone. And then, it happens. Just one at first, but then another, and another… and another until the cacophony of vibrations emerging from your phone hits your final nerve – and you crack. Fast-forward, … Continue reading A Proposal

When Push Comes to Shove

For about a week, I have been struggling with thinking of an idea for my BCM212 research task. And then suddenly I found myself confronted with an issue that - although right in front of me - I had never even considered. Push notifications! You know those (annoying) notifications - from Facebook, and Twitter, and … Continue reading When Push Comes to Shove


Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns in everyone's mind. - Clara Ma, winner of the Mars Science Laboratory naming contest When I start writing a blog post, the first thing I do is search for, (or make) the cover image for the post. So, as always, I fired up Google Images and began a simple … Continue reading Curiosity