The Arts Centre

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had an amazing week. It’s coming towards the end of February now and that means one more month closer to September. That means its one more month closer to fresher’s week (mark it on your calendars). As prospective university students or you’re a student who missed fresher’s this academic year I can honestly say it was one of the best weeks in regard to nightlife on campus.  From specialised theme nights to paint parties to foam parties or even a silent disco (I had never heard of one before uni), it is definitely a week worth attending.

Something in which people see university as is a drunken mess of hungover students topping up their systems with more alcohol day in and day out, perhaps making pizza at 3 am and powering through those 9am lectures. For many people, myself included, there are nights where i’d just like to do something different. Something fun and perhaps something out of the box.

One of the great things about campus is the arts centre. It holds a free film showing in the on campus cinema every Friday. I even got to watch Jurassic World again in full cinematic view which I can honestly say was epic. Not only that they also have open mic night. A night where people can showcase their talents and perform by singing, dancing or playing an instrument. Not only that they also have dramatic shows run by the drama society.

https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre/

If you yourself are interested in anything at the art centre, just follow the link above to find out whats on and when.

There are so many things in which people can attend to break up that week of lectures and late nights. I say, and I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions you can possible choose from time to time is by attending different things to ensure you get the true university experience.

Have a great week guys

J.x

Last Minute Guide… Choosing the Right Course!

Oh how depressing that Christmas is over and there’s only a few days until the new year! This means it’s nearly the year of intense revision, exams and results- but boy is it worth it! Hopefully you’ve submitted your UCAS application, but if not and you’re unsure of what course to choose I’ve decided to help you out a bit…

I first found my course looking through the Edge Hill prospectus when I wasn’t 100% sure what degree I wanted to pursue. This page of the prospectus broke down the course into the main things I needed to know, such as what content was covered and what grades I needed amongst loads of other useful information. The prospectus is definitely worth a look as it has information on every course at Edge Hill, if you’d like a copy you can order one online, to do so please look here.

However if you can’t wait and want more information on the vast array of courses available look here on our website!

You should ensure that you’re happy with every aspect of your course, such as what you will be learning and also how it is assessed! The worst thing would be to choose a course that is mainly exams when you love coursework or the opposite way round!

My specific course involves exams, some in January and April, and also coursework, essays, portfolios, placements and presentations! Phew! It sounds a lot and honestly it can be overwhelming at times but when you manage your time effectively and organise yourself it isn’t bad!

If I could advise anything it would be to create a check list ranked on the most important aspects of a course for you. Therefore you can make an informed decision, and if you’re missing anything that you need to know you can reach out to us so we can help you!

Feel free to comment if you have anything you’d like to ask!

Now, best of luck and have a fantastic New Year!

End of Term 1! (Absolute Madness)

So Term 1 is ending, which if I’m quite honest freaks me out a little, this has without doubt been the quickest three months of my life!

There are only 10 more sleeps till Christmas and I go home this Saturday for the first time since I got here which is pretty exciting

The past weekend has been pretty insane too, well I say insane, I mean i did one thing each day which for me is way above average. On the Friday just gone I went to see a student production of Cinderoncé, it was the traditional story of Cinderella told through the medium of Beyoncé songs, It was amazing, I was in complete hysterics the entire time and I cannot wait to see what they do next.

On Saturday I went to go see “Broadway Here I Come” which was a concert of loads of songs from musicals, a friend of mine was in it and I spent the entire time feeling very cultured,

Now both these things were great, but yesterday was the day we had all been waiting for, Christmas Dinner. Obviously we are all spending Christmas with our families, but we wanted to do something together as a Flat so I took on the role of Cook and made, without exaggeration, the best roast dinner that I have ever created. My inner Delia Smith was channelled into perfectly roasted chicken and the best roast potatoes of all time!

So only two lectures and I’ll be done for the year!

One thing I did forget to tell you about, was something I did the Friday before last, a friend of mine received a scholarship from Edge Hill, and they put on a fancy awards ceremony complete with Champagne reception!

If you want any information about applying for a scholarship, because there are loads that Edge Hill do then I’ll leave a link here so you can go and hunt that out, and If you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop me a comment!

Scholarship Info

Next week I’ll be doing a bit of a look back at the term, talk a bit about Freshers and Welcome Sunday

So this weeks song, is actually not one song, it’s a mashup called Evolution of Beyoncé. It is performed by a group called Pentatonix who you can find on YouTube and it’s amazingly done

Until Next Time 🙂