Break Time is Over

Well, break time is now over, and semester two has officially begun.
It has come to my attention that the post I had made for last week has disappeared.
I’m not quite sure how this as happened, or where it has gone but I’m confident I’ll find it again. Most troubling.

On the plus side, it has taught me that if it appears work is going to go awry, then you need to make sure it is saved multiple times and in many different locations.

Computers, as we all know can be unreliable. This is a given fact. So, when your doing your work at Uni always make sure to copy your work to multiple places so that way if anything goes wrong, you’ll always be in the blue.

On the plus side, as I pointed out in my missing blog, I am now 20!

I definetly feel much older now.
Although I did not celebrate it here at the University, there are many facilities for you to celebrate at.

There is a bar on site of the University, and a fast food restaurant.
Additionally, there are multiple pubs off site which are within walking distance.
Well worth any journey, or so I am told.

— Thursday Thoughts —

Hitting your head against the back of a wall is not a comforting sensation

The Edge Hill Campus

Yesterday was my first day back after Christmas and, whilst I have enjoyed being lazy over the break, I was glad to get back into the routine.

Because I’m a joint-honours student, half of my modules are Creative Writing based, while the other half are film related and I have my Film lectures in the Creative Edge building. Creative Edge is by far my favourite building on campus and as well as lecture halls it houses Animation, Radio and Photography studios and quite a few labs and editing suites. Although I’m not studying the practical side of Film it really feels like a Media haven to me. I’m a sucker for modern design and the whole building is really minimalistic and sleek with massive windows and a glass-box lift.

The building that I spend the most time in is definitely the Learning Innovation Centre, or ‘LINC’. The building’s full of computers so I spend most of my time here when I have essays due or if I have a big gap in between lectures and want to get my notes typed up. I find it a lot easier to concentrate when doing work in the LINC than I do at home and luckily it is open 24/7. It’s also nice to be able to pop to Starbucks for a coffee during an essay.

I have a terrible sense of direction and my biggest fear before I started at Edge Hill was getting lost around the campus. There are rectangular signs all over the place which give directions to nearby buildings and these were really helpful when I knew the general direction that I was supposed to be going in but couldn’t find the exact building. For all the times that I wasn’t even sure of which direction to head in (which was quite often in the first week) there were giant maps dotted about. I still occasionally use them when I’m looking for somewhere that I haven’t been before. I’m generally an indoor person, but EHU does have some really nice outdoor areas. The lake is lovely and always full of very vocal ducks who like to explore the campus. I know that a lot of people’s minds are made up when they see the Edge Hill campus for the first time and I don’t blame them. Edge Hill doesn’t have the biggest campus, but still manages to have all the essentials, as well as a lot of extras like shops, a bar, and a theatre. And if I can find my way around anyone can.


The Edge Hill University Campus

The theme of the month for January is Edge Hill University’s campus, so I thought I’d write my first blog post of 2014 on this topic.  Edge Hill’s campus is by far the most picturesque campus I have ever had the great fortune to study on. Not only is it picturesque with its green spaces and two lakes but it is also ideally suited so that Liverpool is easily accessible by car or by a thirty minute train ride (via Ormskirk station), which is great when you want a night out or want some retail therapy at Liverpool One shopping center.

The campus’ visual appeal and location aren’t the only good things about the campus. Over the last few years millions of pounds have been spent, expanding its existing 160 acres by adding more buildings, such as a new state of the art sports center (due for completion in 2015) and more student accommodation.Which means the campus is a mix of old and modern architecture (the main building dates back to the early 1930’s when Edge Hill was a teaching college before world war 2).

If you want to see the campus for yourself then there is a video below giving you a quick tour of the campus, or alternatively you can book yourself a place on a monthly campus tour where you will be guided around by a student guide, who will show you the different halls of residence along with the other buildings on campus as well as answer any burning questions you may have (the link to this is also below) 🙂