Amarni Newman (She/Her)

Biological Sciences undergrad, University of Leeds

About Amarni Newman

Hello there! I’m Amarni, and this is where I will be documenting the most exciting opportunity of my life. 

I am originally from Essex, UK and am currently studying Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. I thoroughly enjoy my degree, and have developed a fascination with bacteriology. I will be specialising in infectious disease in my second year. Although my degree is focused on molecular and cellular biology, I am interested in dipping my toes into marine biology - no pun intended! That is why I am over the moon to begin my project about mussels and crayfish this summer. My favourite animal is the octopus, because I believe they have endless knowledge for us to uncover.

Outside of my studies, I am part of the hiking society, and plan to join the scuba society in my second year. I also keep up a textile design practise, including knit, crochet and sewing, which I developed in my Art & Design Foundation Diploma at Leeds Arts University. I am also an avid reader of anything and everything!

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of Leeds

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Biological Sciences Ecology

I am from:

United Kingdom

I speak:


My hobbies/interests are:

Art Cooking/Baking Foreign languages Meditation Music Photography Reading Travelling

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Influencer Of


Channels contributed to:

Leadership STEM Research

Rooms participated in:

University of Leeds

Recent Comments

Oct 01, 2023

This sounds very intriguing; excited to read your conclusions!

Comment on Week Six - Finito.
Oct 01, 2023

This has been a very interesting chronicle of your project - I have greatly enjoyed binge reading your entries. I have been trying to connect my very limited memory of my neuro lectures to understand how this technology could be used to help rebuild synaptic connections for neurological patients. Super cool stuff! 

Oct 01, 2023

Half way through, and I love your writing style. Makes me think that maybe I can understand physics (I cannot).

Oct 01, 2023

This research seems very important for so many reasons. As a STEM student, I can imagine this shift in teaching will give students more autonomy over their educations, as well as open up honest discussions about our heritage. 

Oh, and I love the poster design!

Oct 01, 2023

This is such an interesting topic to discuss. My grandmother works in a care home for the elderly, and we have often discussed whether these establishments should help its inhabitants connect via social media/technology to loved ones. Technology could also be a great method of mental stimulation for elderly folks who lack the mobility to enable social interaction and pursue hobbies.

Aug 06, 2023

Wow, that sounds so interesting! Sounds like you had a great time :)

Jul 14, 2023

I'm glad you got it all sorted - I'd be stressed, too. Such good advice to ask for help <3

Jul 14, 2023

Well done to all of you for managing to get on a coach at 2 am straight after an intense 3 day residential! I'm so glad it was worth it!

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