Well, I hope to write more as time comes, but writing essays and reading more than 4 books per fortnight is taking total control XD
The only update I can give you guys is how well the course is going. I’m getting better at analytical thinking, and on top of that I am developing the skills needed to write degree worthy critiques. Well… the grammar needs more work than I hoped. The one thing that has me struggle is the grammar, as I’m used to blogging away about all kinds of things, without someone letting me know where things aren’t quite right. It’s true what they say, when you read something in your head your brain puts in the missing phrases/words and then you don’t realise where you went wrong. That is a challenge I have to overcome this year! Challenge accepted!
I also braved it and let true confidence lead me, and became a course representative for the English department for my class/year group? Year group? Not sure what the terminology is… It is my job to collect feedback from the students about any queries, problems or praise about the English dep, and present them to our lecturers at student committee meetings, board meetings and what not. I also have to share feedback with the students that I have received from lecturers – including guidance and possible events throughout the year. I’m still doing my own research outside on how to be a better representative, but so far it has been quite the learning curve.
As for my social side, a lot has happened, both good and bad. The only bad point is one of our flatmates is a total £$%&*%$£$ and a massive £%£$$%&@ with the attitude of a dying @%&£ being £&^@~# with a £%&*^$”. She has made things tense around here, but I shan’t go into detail as I believe in karma – she will get her punishment someday, and hopefully soon. Ms. Pending and I have been going out as adults and have managed to piss each other off over things that were blown out of proportion. I have since been trying to get an appointment with the counselling team. Chuckles is in love with her future husband, and he in love with her. We have met lots more students, and have come out of our skin a lot more. One student, who I shall nickname Frenchie, is absolutely amazing. Like me she is gifted with a very mature head, which is hard at times. When you want to be like other people your age, you can’t because you have grown up a lot more than they have. For me it’s down to my upbringing, being taught to be grown up and think for myself from a young age, as well as being shipped around the world often for extra schooling or staying with family on holiday. It’s hard, but the overall benefit is that you don’t have to worry about other people, or worry about much. Most of my best friends are a lot older than me, and Frenchie has found a similar trend. Life is grand though.
I often stop and think to myself, “I’m at university!” it’s a lovely feeling.
Anyway, Ms. Pending has a blog titled S**t Always Happens To Me, which will explore her time at university and the weird things that seem to happen around her. Enjoy!
Films I have seen so far:
Catching Fire *****
Don Jon ****