I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here four and a half years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world, but now I am preparing to head back to the UK where I will be retraining as a designer.
This blog used to just be for opinionated rambling. Now it is for updates as I pay forward people's support for my attempts to retrain with random acts of kindness... and indulge in opinionated rambling.
All the artwork by Nell on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
Category Archives: Education
Welcome to my blog giving some background information about my gofundme page, where I am raising money to cover the fees for a design masters. I have pledged to pay forwards every donation I receive with a random act of kindness … Continue reading
I just watched this TED talk (at the bottom) and was almost moved to tears. If I had been in the audience, I too would have been on my feet at the end. My bearhunt is moving on. The bit … Continue reading
It is a fact, perhaps not as well known as it should be, that, until recently, if you were a British student attending a university in the UK, the Government paid 60% of your course fees. That contribution wasn’t available … Continue reading
The Government’s website factsonfees needs to be more widely known about. It busts some prevalent myths and makes it clear that, for the vast majority of people, the new system about which we are all so upset is actually better … Continue reading
It is so very true that we have lost the art of debate and that we need to bring it back.
I absolutely love this guy; his opinions on education speak to my soul. He’s funny too. I’ve finished my art class now and, although I have definitely passed, I won’t have achieved the grade I’m fairly sure I’m capable of. … Continue reading