Sorry about the lack of blogs recently. I’ve been a bit busy getting on with third year and trying to keep up with reading, sorting my dissertation out and thinking about graduation. Its all going too quick and is too scary to think about! lol But anyway I wanted to inform you all of a really good night out! I’ve been really busy but it was one of the girls I live with 21st birthday and she wanted to go to an event called Medication in Liverpool, which is at nation nightclub. I had never been to Medication and neither had the rest of the house.
Medication is every Wednesday night, so we got the train just before 11 to make sure we could get a wristband to save queuing (and thank god because the queue was so long!) I would advise anyone wanting to go to buy wristbands from walkabout in concert square, wristbands are a fiver and you get entry to the club straight away before 12. So after walkabout we headed to nation and like I said the students were queuing as if lady gaga was performing! We were able to just stroll in, the club itself is massive! There is 3 separate rooms/areas playing different types of music, one was r’n'b the other was dance and another was cheesy/chart stuff. It was a really good mix and being able to wander between the areas was good.
The best thing was how cheap the drinks were average price for a drink was £2 brilliant! lol I had an amazing time and I cant believe I have only just discovered this night out! So that is why I wanted to let you all know if you fancy something different to the Veune or Ormskirk – head to Liverpool for an equally as cheap night!
As I told you not so long back I applied to be a Student Guide for Edge Hill. I attended the group interview which involved a presentation on myself and my uni experience and a few questions after. I got the job! And training was last Saturday 9.30 till 3.30, which was a bit of a shame as it was a gorgeous sunny weekend. However training was very good we had tea and coffee and biscuits at 11 then at 1 we had a buffet style lunch all free, so i stocked up! lol And to top it all off we got paid £7 an hour for it. The training was very insightful and useful as I started my first shift yesterday and without the training I wouldn’t have done my job as well.
So yesterday was the first open day for 2012 entry, it seems so far away but it will soon be here! And although the weather wasn’t great lots of people turned up with big smiles on their faces. Now being a student guide has many aspects to it, for example giving accomodation tours, giving campus tours, and also signposting and registering the prospective students. I was on campus tours and managed to complete 4. I was a bit nervous at first but soon got into the swing of it. The people I took round were really nice and friendly which made the job a lot more enjoyable.
Overall I really enjoyed my first shift as a student guide and i would advise anyone who was interested to apply. It is a good opportunity to make new friends, gain some work experience and get paid! Student recruitment doesn’t open again till January so keep your eyes peeled for the adverts!
So after being off for a ridiculously long time I’m am now back into lectures and seminars with a constant reminder of reading and assignments. It really is like I haven’t had any time off! lol I sound like I’m bored and don’t want to be back don’t i!? Well that isn’t the case at all! I love Edge Hill and I think its more because I’m coming to realise that it is my final year and after this I possibly won’t be here anymore (hopefully I can get on a PGCE and have another year, fingers crossed).
There has been a few changes to the history department this year, for example the American Specialist, Kevin Verney is now a Associate Dean for Edge Hill; which takes him off timetable, in his place a new American lecturer has been brought in, Andrew Fearnley and he is quite young and I have one lecture and seminar a week by him which took place last week and I was really impressed, he seems to really know his stuff, he gave a wide range of reading for us to get on with and has already begun adding things to the online database of Edge Hill.
Secondly James Renton, is carrying out a research project which takes him off timetable for the first and possibly the second semester. James’ timetable has been taken over by another young lecturer, Joseph Maslem, I experienced my first lecture by him last week and again I was really impressed, he talked slowly and made sure everyone kept up with the lecture.
So there you go there the changes to the history department to date, I am usually one of those people that hates change! lol But these two changes in the department appear to be very good ones and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.