Look At That Sun!

It’s glorious! I’ve been lay in it doing a spot of reading. Not a lover of Horror movies, in fact- ironically, I’m absolutely terrified of them. BUT last week in the ‘Spectacles… (it’s a very long title)’ module, we discussed Horror in quite an interesting way! So, I’m doing some reading and to follow it up I may indeed watch a few Horror movies… See how this course has opened me up to new things??? ;P

Hope you’re all enjoying the GBW (Great British Weather) for once at least!

Yawn, yawn, yawn! Blackboard to the rescue!

I’m so tired, and unfortunately I’ve caught a nasty cold, so took a day off today. But! Luckily I haven’t really missed much as the wonderful technology that is Blackboard means that I can see the presentation slides for today’s lecture, and get a gist of what I’ve missed! Woo! So yes, I’m lay in bed sipping a cuppa soup reading about phenomenology < I don't know how to go about saying it mind! I'll let you know what it's all about once I've wrapped my head around it… Hope you're having brilliant Tuesdays!!!!!!!

Ahhh Saturdays…

I love Saturdays. I never work Saturday mornings or days so I am guaranteed a lie in- which I took full advantage of today. Had a brilliant night last night also; ventured into Liverpool with two friends for a Chinese all you can eat buffet at the cheeky price of just under £9, then moved onto a tequila bar….I didn’t have any! And then onto O’Neils (one of Liverpool’s finest Irish bars, which is funny as my friend who was out is Irish!) where we watched/listened to an amazing Irish band that played a bunch of absolute tunes- we literally sang the night away! Then we jumped on the last train back to Ormskirk and reflected on the hilarity of the evening which had started out as just a few drinks after Friday lecture. All in all in a very happy mood!!! So hope your weekends are going well and that you’ve all had lie ins today too 🙂

Just Another Manic Monday

Ha! Cheesy title to start the week, but a true one nevertheless. Yeah, today was fairly manic I guess…but motivational- a different ‘m’ word… erm. Well yeah anyway, it was a long but nice Monday. Had Digital Shorts module, went through film festivals with Owen who repeatedly told us to make weird films and submit them to festivals and pretty much to just DO IT! And then at 1:00 PM I had a meeting with a group called Artz Academy who do work with kids through the arts (haha), and can offer experience for young people like myself in helping with that work and being part of their team. It all sounds really interesting and I am more than glad I went to the meeting, came away feeling very excited and optimistic! I found the company at one of Edge Hills MANY, many, careers fairs by the way- always useful to swing by The Hub when one is happening to see who is about.

Anyway it’s bed time for me! Might watch Rizzoli and Isles before I do drop off though….would be rude not to….. ehem….

TGIF!!!

Thank goodness it’s Friday indeed! There’s nothing better than laying in bed on a Saturday morning really is there? No. That’s all I’m thinking about. Today’s a pretty nice day too: got Analysing Audiences 1-5, which is all about research methods- if any of you are doing sociology or business you get it! But it looks at methodologies in terms of media research so it is rather interesting… Then tonight I am going out with some friends for a well deserved drink! So all in all good times- only issue is I’m worried that if I stand still I’ll turn into an icicle! What is this weather???????

Jennifer. Saunders.

Argh, this is a greatly belated blog, sorry! On Friday I saw Jennifer Saunders! Dr Jennifer Saunders, as I should call her, is now part of Edge Hill’s alumni (awesome) and as far as I am aware it’s due to her connection with Professor Tanya Byron who is the university’s 1st chancellor- woo! Anyway Tanya and Jennifer did a sort of talk show-esque event last Friday. It was ticket only, but the tickets were free!!! They spoke about Jennifer’s life, her work, briefly on her breast cancer experience (I personally thought they spoke about it very respectfully, but lightheartedly too) and also about a charity she is involved with. I was much too nervous to ask her a question, and I am regretful of that- I can’t stop coming up with questions even now a week later! But nevertheless I was absolutely made up with the event and opportunity!

Needless to say I was blown away, not just by Jennifer but also by Tanya Byron who I have since researched about and have definitely discovered a new role model in. These spectacular women were equally hilarious, charming and clearly, very intellectual.

This is a very blatant big up for the university but here are two clear examples why I love Edge Hill: firstly the opportunities it offers, certainly for media students, and secondly the people who sort of run it, and are connected to it; highly professional, intellectual and innovative- to say the least. Anyway, I’m still swooning!

Hope you’re having a good week and are enjoying this cold, cold, cold…weather.

Sleepy Student

My title of course refers to myself, even now as I type my eyes are drooping. But I will soldier on! Today marked the second week of me co-hosting L:39 show with fellow broadcaster Dom! All I can say is that we have a brilliant time, so much fun. It’s pretty much a chill out session with some ace tunes and some wicked shout outs to our loyal listeners. I’m on the radio on a Weds, but no university- you may ask why I do this and my answer is simple; I am hoping it will encourage me to visit the library more through the week. It’s true. However I am yet to do so…still early days mind!

Anyway, bed time for me! Hope you’re all excellent and haven’t been too cold in our belated winter weather!!!! Brrr!!!! Happy Wednesday folks!

Happy Halloween/Hello Reading Week!

Yes! It is that grand old time of the term where we don’t have lectures and instead we get to catch up on notes, do a bit of reading- but, most importantly for me, watch films. I can say that, I’m a media student. But really I am going to watch films for educational purposes. Class discussions usually involve talking about different films and I’ve actually realised how many I haven’t seen. So part of this week is going to be spent watching a few new flicks. In fairness I do have a few assignments that I can be getting done and some reading is called for around my modules, but I am looking forward to this little break away from lectures to get my work straight and catch up on these films I’ve been missing out on.
Another good thing about reading week is that Tuesday night Screening is still on! Screening runs 6 until 8 at night (it is a bit of a late one) and pretty much we just watch whatever is relevant or interesting. All of the years and courses from the media department can attend the screening so sometimes it may focus on a different area that you haven’t been introduced to yet, which is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge in the media and see some material which you may not be used to. Screening also is a great opportunity for you to exhibit your own work and get a little feedback from your peers. There have been some amazing short films shown so far. This week I’ve requested a clip from the Mighty Boosh, because it makes me laugh, and our TV show production from last year is also being shown (I was a presenter, cringe!)
Also my radio show starts tomorrow at 3:30 I’m really excited. I’m on the chart show!
Well I better get going. Got lots of preparation to do for tonight’s Halloween antics! I love Halloween and Ormskirk, Edge Hill’s town, is going all out this year to give us a good night out!
Hope you’re well
Hannah