Okay, so this week is the last week of the semester for me and I’m going to be going home on Friday. So I am going to just take this opportunity to have a little moan.
As you all know I have been really busy recently with writing essays and preparing for deadlines that are this week. And two weeks ago I got really really annoyed.
Me and my friend sat down in lecture prepared to learn lots of information that we needed for one of our essays (that’s due in tomorrow!) and instead of our lecturer giving us a useful lecture we had a talk from the careers team.
Now, I know careers are important and at any other time or in another lecture (one where we didn’t have to have an essay in in two weeks) I wouldn’t have been bothered. BUT this really touched a nerve because we were being asked basic questions that we already knew the answers too about how to get a career within the film industry. We were also doing tasks that I really didn’t feel benefited us at all. It all just felt like a waste of time. Especially because I know where the careers team are and I know that if I do want to talk to them or ask for some advice I know that I can go and get it at a time that is convenient for me as well as them. The talk lasted the whole lecture and we ended up missing it. That meant that we weren’t prepared for the seminar, we were talking about something that we didn’t have a clue about because we missed the lecture! That meant that the week after we would basically have 2 hours worth of lecture in one, which I really don’t think is fair!
I just really hope that the university tries to arrange things better next year. I know that this issue will be discussed in a future course rep meeting so hopefully it will. 😀
So today lecturers are on strike so various lectures have been cancelled and so on.
I don’t have lectures on a Thursday anyway, which is annoying! Could have had another day off! Haha.
But as usual on a Wednesday me and Jenny have ventured to the library to try and do lots of work! We’ve been in here since eleven o’clock and it’s not one o’clock. I really don’t feel as if I have done that much work which is irritating.
As the strikes are on the library is really quiet, which is great. Hardly anyone is here so me and Jenny have been able to grab a table right near the Film Studies sections. YES! It is usually really really really overly busy in the library throughout the day, which really sucks, but today is good. Now all that is left is for my brain to get working to that I can finish this essay.
I have two deadlines before Christmas, one on the twelfth of December and one on the fifteenth of Decemeber. I’m currently working on the one due in on the twelfth, I am writing it about Masculinity within Film Noir films, which is harder than I thought it was going to be but, it is nearly done, just need to add a few more quotes and do a re-draft. I’m going to go and see my lecturer about it tomorrow lunch time to get some feedback and some ideas so that I am feeling confident about my essay. After I have done that next week I am going to focus on the essay due in on the fifteenth which I am writing about Martin Scorsese. Hopefully that essay won’t take me as long to write, but you never know. Then the week after that (when those two essays are due in) I am going to research for two other essays that have to be in at the beginning of January. Hopefully with any luck I’ll be able to write at least one of them before I go home for Christmas!
I really cannot wait until Christmas, I need a rest I’m so tired!
So it’s Thursday, probably my worst day of the week. I am in uni 9am – 5pm :'( It makes me upset! Ha, on the upside though I have a 2 hour break in the middle to chill out and do work.
I am currently sat in The Hub with my friend and housemate Jenny. We had to be hawk eyed to grab a seat, it gets really busy in here around this time, luckily though we have managed to grab a couch!
So work that I am planning on doing, I have just taken out 3 books from the library on animation. (I do a module dedicated to animation) One book is on Genre & Authorship, another on Anime and another about Understanding Animation. These are in preperation for my exam that is in 3 weeks and also an essay that I have to write for December. I’m thinking I am going to write my essay on Anime and Disney cartoons. Which should be fun, in theory.
Thursday is an even busier day for me too as I usually have to rush back to my student house (a 20 minute walk away) grab all my clothes and dash to try and get the ten to six train to Preston (the train station is a 10 minute walk from my house). I tend to go home (Blackpool) on the weekends or to see my boyfriend (he lives in Preston and goes to UCLAN) so I manage to experience 2 different sides to uni life. I have to say Ormskirk is a much more pleasant environment but there are up and downsides to both which I will discuss throughout this blog.