T In The Park!!

Tomorrow I will be heading off to Scotland for T In the Park, So this weeks blog is only going to be a short one, but next week I will be writing all about the events and acts in TITP and will upload some pictures for you all to see! Hopefully the rain will stop soon and we won’t be swimming in mud when we arrive!



In this blog, I’m going to carry on the tips for anyone who is hoping to start university in September. This week I am going to make a quick checklist of the basics you may want to bring with you, this will only be an overview and will depend on what accommodation you are wanting to stay in –


  • Plates, Bowls, Cups/ Mugs, Glasses
  • Bottle Opener
  • Knives, Forks, Spoons
  • Scissors
  • Tea Towels
  • Oven Gloves
  • Washing up stuff- gloves, brushes & liquid
  • Baking Trays


  • Desk Lamp/ Bedside Lamp
  • Laptop/Netbook
  • Printer
  • TV & TV
  • Posters/ Photos
  • Rugs
  • A throw/ Blanket
  • Bed sheets – Fitted & Flat
  • Duvet & Duvet Covers
  • Pillows, Pillow Cases & Pillow Protectors
  • Matress Protector
  • Spare Light Bulbs
  • Torch


  • Bath mat
  • Bath & hand towels
  • Laundry Basket

Hopefully this quick checklist, will give you an idea of the very basics you may need for September and I hope this has been useful.



Tips For September…

As promised in last weeks blog, this week is going to be the start of my tips for starting University life in September. First of all I’m going to start with cooking meals, as I know this was one of my major concerns when first attending university, because I was used to getting my meals cooked for me at home. I would say a good tip is too buy a cook book thats been put together by students, I did this and this has given me some great ideas for cheap meals I could put together! Also stir frys and pastas are cheap easy meals to put together. If your housemates eat the same sort of things as you then another great idea is too cook meals together or take it in turns of who cooks a meal, this again makes meals cheaper and means you are not cooking or eating by yourself on a regular basis. Hope this tips have helped you.

Getting Prepared For September!

It’s coming to that time of the year again where everyone is just finishing exams such as their GCSE’s and A Levels, hopefully they all went well 🙂 But some of you may be thinking about whats going to happen in September expecially if your plans are to attend University. Thats why in my next few weeks within my blogs I’m going to give some tips on how to to prepare for Septemeber and hopefully these will be of use to everyone.

Bank Holiday Celebrations…

This weeks blog is only going to be a very short one, I just wanted to say that I hope you all had a lovely extra long bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee! I went to a street party which was a new experience as they don’t happen very often anymore but it was lovely to see neighbourhoods and communities coming together to celebrate such a great event in history!!

Queens Diamond Jubilee.. Let the celebrations begin!

In last weeks blog I mentioned the lovely weather and although it lasted for a good few days, surprise surprise less than a week later the rain has appeared once again 🙁 I also mentioned about attending soccer aid last Sunday,this was a great match and was played for a great cause UNICEF, I would definitely recommend anyone to attend this match that happens every two years, which would be very easy to do if you studied at Edge Hill as it is only a short train or car journey away! This weekend however is the celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee, so I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!

Summer Has Arrived :)

Finally our summer has arrived, the lovely weather this week has made me very excited for the next few months off uni, just hope the sun stays around for most of it and it doesn’t disappear back into rain clouds!! I especially hope that the sun stays for Sunday as I am going to watch soccer aid in Manchester, which is another advantage of studying at Edge Hill as you are so close to cities! I will fill you all in next week about the events of soccer aid and lets see if the weather stays the same for next week… fingers crossed!!

Dissertation Allocation

Today I got my final allocation for my dissertation on studying the language development of children and studying children with autism. I am looking forward to beginning this over the summer as I have always been interested in studying children with special needs and this is finally my opportunity to do so. Educational psychology has also been of interest to me, and is one of the main reasons why I chose to study psychology at degree level.




Summer Begins!

This week I have been packing up all my uni room ready to go home for the summer. I’m sure most of you are looking forward to the summer beginning with exams finishing and some of you heading off to university in September. I hope you all have a lovely summer and that you enjoy the adventures of university life that are ahead of you, especially if you are attending Edge Hill!

End of Second Year

This week has been very busy with the handing in of assignments before second year comes to a close for me on Thursday. It has gone way too fast and I have enjoyed every aspect of being at university once again, and I have thoroughly enjoyed studying second year psychology as it has provided a more in depth look into the issues surrounding different psychological debates and issues, and even gave you a chance to design your own community initiative. I am already looking forward to what’s to come in September as we have had the option to chose the areas in which we would like to focus on within the future, and have a dissertation topic to investigate. These are all the different aspects of psychology you would have to look forward to if you are intending to come to Edge Hill in September.