Having been at uni since September 2009, although I’ve worked for a lot of different places during this time, the money doesn’t always cover your outgoings! In third year I only worked a few times to keep me going so I’m well into my overdraft with little left of it! So I finished uni last Thursday and have been applying for jobs for a few weeks, I attended an interview in Manchester for a data processing job on Tuesday and found out last night I got the job! I’m so happy and really excited to be starting work.
Although the job isn’t related to teaching, which is what I originally wanted to go into, I have decided to take the job as its a 12 month contract and if teaching really is what I want to do I will come back to it in a year. So that is my plan, I jet off on my holidays tomorrow for a week in Portugal, I can’t wait to get away from this wet horrible weather! I start the job on the 28th. I will blog to let you know how it all goes! Good luck with any exams you may have I know its all very stressful at this time of year!
Saturday night was Grad Ball and it was one of the most amazing nights ever, I loved every minute of it! It was at Aintree Race Course and started at half 7. Me and a few others from my table started drinking and celebrating a little bit earlier at the house we were staying at. It was great seeing everyone all dressed up for it, everyone looked stunning!
We had a 3 course meal of vegetable soup, chicken and vegetables and apple pie and ice cream, food was basic but ok suppose they had to suit over 400 people so it couldn’t be too extravagant! Anyway because we had been to my friends house beforehand she had done some nibbles for us so we werent that hungry and didnt eat much of our meal.
Then the lights dimmed and we had drunk enough to pluck up the courage to have a dance. The dj was good and it was a friends birthday so we had a few history related shout outs! The night ended about half 1 and we were being ushered out by the doormen! Then we went back to the house we were staying at to drink a little bit more! It was an amazing night and I’ve attached a picture of a few of us before the meal!
In academic terms I finish my course on Thursday, that is my exam day. But in social terms its all over on Saturday which is the Graduation Ball, which I am so excited about now. I’ve spent hours revising for this exam, which is on Black Life and Protest in America and is the only exam you do in third year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t ease the nerves, I’m a nervous wreck already and just cant wait for half past 5 on Thursday to come now. But as a reward for the three years there has been a third year history night out after the exam. I will definitely be celebrating regardless of how well the exam goes!
Graduation Ball is going to be at Aintree Race Course and I am so ready for it! I’ve got my dress, shoes, bag, booked my hair appointment etc! I’m so excited. I’m practically counting down the hours and minutes! It will be a great night and a great way to say goodbye to so many people. I think for the remainder of the week I will be a mix of emotions sad and happy, relieved but gutted it will all be over!
This year I have just one exam which is very relieving when I had 4 exams in two weeks last year (don’t know how I survived). I think like most people I find exams so difficult and I get very nervous beforehand. So at the minute I’m quite stressed out haha! I’ve moved quite a bit of my stuff out of my uni room and back home, the sad realisation that my degree is coming to an end. But amongst that and catching up with a few people I have to revise.
I personally never know how to revise I tend to sit and write notes out and attempt the odd past paper. I think everyone prefers a different method but one of my lecturers said, and this probably only really applies to History or courses that involved a lot of reading, that you should read something new about the subject your revising, don’t just go over your notes, read something fresh. So that is my plan. The 10th of May is my exam and I’m sure many of you have exams and final assignments and assessments coming up, May is always very stressful, but try and enjoy your revision, think of heading to Edge Hill in September and hopefully that will motivate you!
Good luck with exams and I’ll blog soon.