Conference Workshop


Mid October saw the Humbugs travelling to Newcastle to attend their second Nutrition, Immune Tolerance and Allergy in Early Life Conference, held at the awesome Centre For Life. After battling the rain and flood induced crazy Newcastle traffic – saying (not for the first time) “I will definitely get the metro next time!” – we were not […]

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Biology Week 2017


Biology week runs every year in October and aims to showcase the amazing world of bioscience, to inspire the next generation of scientists to get involved in fun activities, talks and events. This triggered us bloggers at HumBugs to think about what inspired us to begin a scientific career and why we love being a biologist. The list could be extensive, but we don’t want you to fall asleep just yet, so read on for a few of our thoughts, plus to see some tasty biology inspired bakes!

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Our first REAL conference – SfAM 2017


The Microbiome and Human Health Meeting The HumBug GTs were lucky enough to attend their first national conference in April this year at the renowned Bloomsbury Hotel in London. A diverse timetable was generated by The Society for Applied Microbiology covering the microbiome of multiple body sites and the interaction between the microbiome and human […]

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Learning and teaching conference


Teesside University hosts an annual programme of Learning and Teaching Enhancement Conferences. This year it was held in Teesside’s ionic new landmark building known as The Curve, located on Campus Heart. It was a two-day conference that took place in June, designed to bring staff and students together to explore current issues under the broad […]

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Libby Clements – Graduate Tutor


So, it’s my turn to introduce myself to the blogging world… well the most important thing you need to know about me is that I am an incredibly immature, mature person – I am the one sitting in a meeting trying to stifle a giggle at something completely inappropriate. I have three kids (15, 11 […]

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Cassy Dear – Graduate Tutor


Hello! My name is Cassy and welcome to Humbugs@TU! This is my first time blogging so while I’m figuring it out (and probably making some mistakes) I hope to eventually find my own blogger style. Now a little bit about me…  I’m 29 years old from Hartlepool, I have a lively personality and for the […]

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Rochelle Hockney: Graduate Tutor


Hello HumBugs,

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Rochelle Hockney and I am a Graduate Tutor studying for a PhD in Microbiology, alongside completing a higher education teaching qualification at Teesside University. I am eight months into my PhD and I am enjoying the daily challenges and achievements gained from the Graduate Tutor role.
I must be honest, blogging is new to me. However, I am driven by stimulating challenges and I have realised that this is certainly what I have signed up for in my role at Teesside University.

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