Or not. Today I decided what modules to take next year, which is always a frustrating process… However, here’s what I settled on;
Victorian Literature (compulsory, and self-explanatory)
Make it New (compulsory, focusing on modernism in texts)
Science Fiction (self explanatory but looks really interesting, and I won’t have to buy any books because they’re all on the shelf I posted a picture of!)
Gothic Romanticism (focusing on the start of the Gothic as we know it today, with a fantastic reading list)
Other than that you’ve seen my dissertation plans (so much fun still) and Victorian Gothicism looked fascinating but unfortunately clashes with the Romantic kind of Gothic. Which is a real shame since the reading list includes The Picture of Dorian Gray and Jekyll and Hyde!
Anyway, lots too look forward to and little to lament… Read over Easter. Read lots.
Firstly, I shall explain my absence… The dissertation deadline creeps ever closer, and living in a house with third years, a poor wireless connection, and the only ethernet cable in the house there are sacrifices to be made. Which suck. Mostly because it means there is no facebook to see who’s going in for lectures (and then laugh at them, because it was 6am and I had a fever so was compelled to stay in bed). So there’s that issue put to bed… When someone’s doing a dissertation and it’s due in less than two weeks from now you do everything you can to not be murdered.
Now, elections! In all honesty I’m not sure if the rule about being unbiased in these matters is still in effect, after all you can’t vote in the elections yet anyway. But, the results are in. Gareth is your Vice President of Arts and Sciences. Some interesting facts that are not biased but presented in exactly the way that I found them;
1. Gareth played to the Sports student vote, who yes, bizarrely, come under the same faculty as us bookworms.
2. His major advertising ploy was his beard or lack thereof in a sequence of pictures.
3. When asked directly by a group of non-sporting English students what he would do for them, should they vote him in, replied with the words “I cannot cater for 27,000 students”.
Be afraid children.
At this point I should probably mention that I was on Rob Witchuch’s campaign team… The best and most creative team… But people are artistic plebs and didn’t vote for him. Boo. However, this does mean I am undeniably bitter and biased… Sorry dudes.
The votes for the new SU team close tomorrow and it’s been one hell of a roller coaster week…
A lot of plotting at our favourite watering hole for the campaign team and hopefully tomorrow I can happily reveal our fabulous candidate!
Keep your fingers crossed, I might have to cross my toes too…
‘Til tomorrow, keep it shiny.
Starting today elections open for next year’s SU staff! It’s been a while since I last posted since I’ve been hard at work on a friends campaign (I’m not allowed to tell you which one but if he wins I’ll certainly make a scene on here).
This will be your annual chance to make a real difference to the way that the University funds your course, as well as other important things such as the cost of library fees and the chances of another bar on campus! Even if you don’t go looking for candidates chances are that they will find you…
The key thing to remember is simply this: like any other election, if you chose not to vote you’re simply throwing your voice away for another year. And you can’t complain if the person who gets in does things you don’t like since you haven’t tried to support anyone else.
One other exciting thing; we’re using AV! Suck on that Tories.
‘Til next time folks!