Results, results, RESULTS

HEY GUYS,

Hope you’re all ok.

Well I’ve officially finished my undergraduate degree at EHU! Studying Sociology (BA hons) has reaffirmed my love for the subject, as well as broadening my knowledge about all aspects of the world. These three years have been a roller coaster with constant highs and lows, but as I sit here with a 2:1, it’s all be worth it.

EHU follows a grading system adopted by most universities around the country and world. You are scored against the modules criteria and are assessed anonymously to ensure that your mark is fair. Grades are uploaded onto the universities ‘blackboard’ (an online database for the university to hold all kinds of information, from study tips to online academic books and resources). Whether you’re waiting for assignment grades or exam results, you don’t need to wait around EHU as the online system can be assessed at home.

GSCE and A-level students should have already received their results as the resit period begins, but we know you won’t need to worry about that. However, if there is one or two hiccups FEAR NOT, there is always a way to fix it. EHU always looks at the positives an individual can bring to the university and sometimes it’s not always about the best grades.

Now I hate to tell you this, but it has to be said (don’t shoot the messenger!). Congratulations on your results, but the celebrating can’t last forever. It’s time to start thinking about your course and anything you need to start doing for it. Some modules require you to start reading some of the books or ask for you to learn selected terminology.  So yes enjoy yourself the next couple of days, but then get stuck into the next three years of your life.

So congratulations and we can’t wait to see you at EHU in September! Have an amazing summer and good luck for what the future holds.

Until next time…

And the countdown begins…

Hi guys and gals,

I hope you’re all very well.

So, have you started counting down to the day you move in? Or for some it’s more about moving out! Well here are a few tips that might help when it comes to moving in/out:

  1. Finding people
    When it comes to moving in it might be worth making an attempt to find your roommates on social media. This allows you to arrange who’s bringing what, no one needs six toasters in a kitchen! Facebook pages are usually set up, so why not join? If it’s anything like my year, people from other blocks will invite you to get togethers and parties, so enjoy!
  2. Bring a doorstop
    This is a great way to meet everyone in your flat and allows you the ability to roam around getting to know people in the block. It also makes moving in a lot easier and probably a lot safer.
  3. Keys
    Keys are a bloody nightmare! I must have lost mine a good five times within the first few hours and had them replaced on a time, or two! It’s so easy to put them down or forget about them when you leave your flat to meet people, so attach them to loads of key rings to make them stand out. DON’T worry if you get locked out! The staff on campus will sort it out for and believe me you won’t be the first, nor the last they will have to help that day.
  4. Goodbye parents
    This is going to sound a little harsh but you need to get rid of your parents asap once you’re set up and good to go. The last thing you need is big emotional goodbyes and your new flatmates having to try to calm you down when they can’t even remember your name. A quick hug and kiss is the best advice I can give you. You’ll see them again in like three months, you can do this!

Guys I’m super jealous of you all going into your first year. Like SO jealous. I’d give anything to go back and do it all again, so don’t waste your time and savour every moment. You’ll love it, I know I did.??

 

Until next time…

How you doin’?

Hello friends,

How you doin’? (You better get my friends reference or I’m done)

Just a quick one…

You’re probably either finishing exams or completely done with them. Congratulations! Goodbye AS and A2, HELLO DEGREEEEE. So what’s next?

  • Accomodation sorted?- Moving in date, deposit required, found your flat mates online?
  • Student finance approved?
  • Documents all ready for enrolment- passport/ driving license?
  • Scholarships?

Once you’ve worked all of this out, you can start thinking of belongings you need to bring and clothing ideas for fresher week.. They usually have themed nights and costume parties. All of this information can be obtained online through the website or EHUs Facebook page.

Don’t forget that open days are fast approaching and maybe it’s time to book on seeing as you’ve probably already told mum you’ve sorted it…

Saturday 20th August 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now
Saturday 8th October 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now
Saturday 12th November 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Until next time…

EHU Online?

Hi guys,

How are we all? Hope you’re all good!

EHU is really prominent in the social media field which is fantastic. Not only has they got their own website, they’ve managed to crack Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (my mum hasn’t even got a clue what half of them are). The university understands that times have changed from paperback leaflets (we do still do a few) and that things have moved towards social media, so in order to reach a wider audience everything is now online! Fannnnnnndabbydanstic or what??

So, if you need any information, here’s the best ways to reach us:

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/edgehilluniversity

Twitter account: @edgehill

Instagram account: @edgehilluniversity

Website: www.edgehill.ac.uk

Everything you need to know should be on the website, but if not, there is a range of options to contact the university, OR why not contact me regarding any issues?

Dont forget open days are coming up:

Saturday 20th August 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now
Saturday 8th October 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now
Saturday 12th November 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Keep up the good exam work!

Until next time…

 

 

Student Union?

Hi guys,

Hope you’re all well!

What is a student union?

The student union is basically the government for students. Not only is it ran by students, it is solely created for student satisfaction. When you’re at university there are some things you cannot control,moor examples fees and how much your education is going to cost. However you do get to control and change what you love and dislike about your student union and help make differences for the years to come.

EHU’s student union is made up of 4 students from each area of the university: the President and three Vice Presidents. They listen to the feedback from people just like you and voice your opinion to governors and staff of the university. Changes can be big or small, so if you’re looking for unisex toilets for gender equality or cheaper alcohol in the university these are the people you need to b talking to. Thankfully at EHU I’ve experienced some of the best Presidents and VPs, who would listen to each and every individual voice whether they agreed or not.

University is a big part of your life, so speak up and help improve the university. The chances are that if you’re thinking it someone else is tooooooo!

Sidenote- I hope exams are going well. You’re so close to being done, hang on in there!!!

 

Until next time…

Open days!

Hi guys,

So open days are fast approaching and this is the time of the year that you need to start making big decisions on your future. That’s right, YOUR future!

When it comes to university you need to pick the best option for you. So, whether you want to live at home or away, want a city campus or a countryside one, a big or small one, you need to make these decisions and no one else.

EHU offers the best of both worlds. Not only do you get a small(ish) campus in rural area, you have the big bright lights of Liverpool only a train ride away. Amazing facilities and teaching is centre to the universities makeup, with a range of social activities surrounding the university for students satisfaction.

Open days allow students a taste of what is to come when they arrive. Here is a list of the following upcoming student open days and can be booked through the EHU website:

Saturday 20th August 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now
Saturday 8th October 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now
Saturday 12th November 2016, 10am-3pm – Book Now

 

We hope to see you in the near future.

Until next time…

The Hub?

Hi guys,

Just a quick one.

What is the hub? EHU’s hub is home to basic student needs when you arrive at university. Not only does it have convenient things such as bank machines and an onsite shop, it is a social area for students to relax, soak up the atmosphere and grab a bite to eat. The hub has a range of seating areas to hang out its friends after a stressful seminar, lecture and even a night out. It has group area ‘pods’ to watch tv, so why not bring your popcorn and have a moving night.

Over the years the hub has been the main stage for promoting events or fundraising. EHU’s fresher fair takes place here, with other events such as career day and graduate’s job also stopping by. Charities, clothing companies and food companies will set up stalls during each day of the week, however it is a lot quieter on weekends. The hub also provides catering for each meal of the day. So if you have an EHU catering card, please do not hesitate to try our delicious food!

I hope your exam period is going well and you’re remembering to take study breaks. Good luck guys and gals, I’m sure you’ll do great.

Until next time…

The End

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re well.

so what’s new with me?

This is probably the saddest blog I’ve ever had to write. My university experience has come to and end and I don’t really know how to cope with the realisation that this is really all over. EHU has been the best three years of my life. Everything from the staff and my course to living away from home and the amazing friends I’ve made, have made these three years unforgettable. Throughout the three years there has been countless ups and downs, but despite the (rare) bad days, I’m so so so glad I made it until the end.

I can still remember moving in and here I am three years later packing all of my things into boxes. If I can offer you one piece of advice it would be this: be yourself and do it all. Regardless of what people think you should try what you what, do what you want and be who you want to be. University is all about learning who you are, so please please please don’t walk away regretting to do something. You want to join the poetry club? Do it. You want to complete as many charity runs as you can in a year? YES do it. You want to have movie marathons, play this sport, that sport? JUST PLEASE DO IT!

I’m going to miss absolutely everything and everyone, but with any luck this won’t be the end. Remember to cherish every moment when you come to EHU. You only get this opportunity once, but if you do it right, once will be enough!

Good luck with exams and essays. We know you’ll do amazing!

 

Until next time…

Dissertation results!

Hello guys,

So this week I get my dissertation results back (obviously the second external marker must agree with them to be definite, but let’s just go with it).

I don’t really stress once I’ve uploaded a piece of work. I’m quite calm until the day of results so right this second I’m good- let’s see if that lasts. Whether it’s good news or bad I’m just going to take it as it comes. There’s nothing I can do now to fix it, so there’s no point in falling to pieces. So this is where I give you the ‘don’t worry speech’ and begin to sound like my mother.

Right, results. Results are scary and the pressure to achieve highly is always looming on your shoulders, BUT (and its a BIG but) regardless of what they are, they don’t define you. EHU supports people who have achieved high and low and are willing to work with people who didn’t achieve their expected grades. Obviously we all want to do well and getting grades that we either didn’t want or weren’t expecting can be heart-breaking. However, when we finally start to calm down, we realise that there is always a way to fix things and there’s always another path to take.

So, regardless of your results remember that you’ve achieved (whether high or low) something and that something is fantastic! It’s better to try and fail, than to never have tried at all.

GOOD LUCK!

Until next time…

It’s not long now… *cry*!

Hi guys,

It’s very quickly becoming the end of a lot of things.

I’ve finished my course, like it’s completely done. Goodbye seminars, lectures and dissertation and hello the waiting game. I’m not a worrier until the day of my results so I’m not going to stress until then, what will be, will be and all.

It’s weird that I’m finishing as you are probably starting. Exams are right around the corner and it’s now the time to get your head done and study like mad to get the grades you need for EHU. Planning is crucial for busy exam periods. Post-it-notes, spider-grams and colour coding does make a difference if that’s the type of learner you are. Films, short documentaries and YouTube clips are also good, I mean we all remember the Pythagoras song from maths, don’t we? Revision group sessions are also extremely helpful to bonus ideas off one another, but if you’re going to get distracted it’s probably not the best route.

KEY TIP: You MUST have some down time. There is literally no point in burning out before and exam. Obviously the lead up to an exam you should be putting more hours in, but 24/7 is not the way to go. Balance your schedule with chill time (go see friends, watch your favourite tv show, sleep) and revision time (create a timetable if that helps).

Don’t panic, take your time and please remember that it’s not all about the grade you get. YOU ARE NOT A GRADE!

GOOD LUCK!

Until next time…