Replenish and Realize

Happy New Year readers! Before the Christmas break our department hosted an online get-together. Rather than another quiz, the organiser set up “OCE’s Got Talent”, taking the format from a popular television program. It was a lovely change, and rather heartwarming to see the different talents and hobbies others had, and taking our minds offContinue reading “Replenish and Realize”

Change and Reflection

I’ve been meaning to write the first part of this blog for a few weeks now – aptly I have been held back by being within the subject itself! Thoughts on Change For much of November I have had feelings that can be described broadly as unhappiness, but without any real reason why. A teamContinue reading “Change and Reflection”

Resources and Guidance for Engineering Students #3

Resources for Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Services

Brief Update

These last few weeks have been intense! I have spent the last two years assisting the group leader and his team with getting the Active Gas Handling System (AGHS) ready for the next big fusion experiment; DTE2. DTE2 will be the second, high power, fusion experiment with a deuterium-tritium (D-T) mixture in the Joint EuropeanContinue reading “Brief Update”

DIY – Cladding

Something a bit more lighthearted than my last blog; I am helping my husband with cladding the workshop and outbuilding with green oak boards. The cladding provides insulation and soundproofing; and makes the buildings look a lot nicer than the odd bricks and concrete blocks that they are constructed of. Waterproof membrane was installed beforeContinue reading “DIY – Cladding”

Diversity and Inclusion in UK Nuclear Conference – Part 2

The second part of the conference was split into workshops; I attended the White Allyship workshop by Leyla Okhai, and the RECLAIM workshop asking “How do we get more people from working class backgrounds into the industry?”. RECLAIM – How do we get more people from working class backgrounds into the industry? The RECLAIM workshopContinue reading “Diversity and Inclusion in UK Nuclear Conference – Part 2”