Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mental

Hello again, in accordance with my promise to carry on trying to blog more regularly here is another entry from me!

Third year has been pretty mental so far.

Academically it’s going well and I am actually relatively enjoying it. There is more work, a lot more work, but I do feel more confident in doing it.  It’s so surreal to think that I have nine weeks left of teaching… mental. On the plus side, interestingly, one of the projects I’m currently looking at is how the CIA smuggled and sold crack cocaine in LA to raise money to support rebel fighters fighting against a Government they didn’t like*… mental.

Like I just said, I only have nine weeks of teaching left (as my lectures like to keep on reminding me) and within those nine weeks, there is so much to be done! I have four big projects to do, exams to revise for, a social life to try and keep, hockey to hopefully play, money needed to be earned, future jobs and careers to look for, family vacation to New York and my charity work with the RAG society… mental. Attached is a flyer I designed for the Jailbreak I’m organising (which I spoke about in my last blog) if anyone actually fancies looking further into it.


So my list of things to do can only be described as stressful and I think it may be mental to say that I’m actually looking forward to it all. While no doubt I will be stressed, grumpy and unbelievably over-worked I am somewhat eager to work through it all though and see where the future takes me.

I say this now; give it till the next entry and I’ll probably be pulling my hair out. Don’t worry, my hair is unbelievably thick which annoyingly means I need to get my hair cut and thinned out every two months but on the plus side, I’ll probably never go bald!


Until next time, enjoy!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Skiing with the SU!

So it’s been a while! I do apologise from my absence in blogging. I guess during summer with the pressures of work, social life and making the most of the weather and the freedom it provides I just fell out of habit with blogging.
But so much has happened! I started my third year, which I am actually quite enjoying it. Although as my lecturer said yesterday, I only have 10 weeks left! It’s quite surreal that University will be over in quite literally ten weeks. Oh, what am I to do with myself?!
But onto happier subjects! As part of my third year course, I chose to do a work placement instead of a dissertation. That was fun. I got to work in a local secondary school helping out in class and teaching kids’ history. Although I still have to do a reflective log and a 4,000 word project. I’ll still rather that than a dissertation.
I also went skiing! At the University within the Student’s Union, we have a Snowsports society which regularly organises skiing trips across Europe. I went with them to Val Thoren in France and thoroughly enjoyed it. Even though it was my first time, I actually picked it up quite quickly. And I didn’t seriously injure myself! So that’s nice. 5,000 students, one resort, it was mental. I’ve attached some of the family friendly photos for you all to see!




This year I’ve also taken a step away from the Climbing and Mountaineering society, I was president of last year to become an Events Co-ordinator for the Raise and Give (RAG) society. We quite literally make money in various ways and give it to charity. Simple, eh? Some of the events I have already organised have been a very successful pub crawl (with another on Thursday) and I’m in the midst of organising a Jailbreak.

 What’s a Jailbreak? Well, people have 36 six hours to hitchhike as far as possible away from campus. They can’t spend any money and the people who get the furthest win! You can read all about it here: www.facebook.com/GREJailbreak

I promise I’ll try and blog soon. I promise it’s not you, it’s me.


Lol joking, it’s definitely you.