So, it’s a fresh start… HELLO 2016!

So, with a fresh start and a new year, can we really apply the cliche of ‘new year, new me’?

You’re probably on your last big push before summer exams and the pressure is starting to mount, but please don’t stress. I know exams and coursework is stressful, believe me I’ve been there- and still there now- but when you look back it will all be worth it. The key to exam prep is not to stress (easier said than done of course). Planning is key. Work out when you’re going to do something and do it. You need to make sure you factor in social time, whether that be a twenty minute phone call with friends, or a trip to the cinema, it is still required so you don’t burn out.

This year is all about setting goals. For me my number one goal is to achieve an amazing degree and walk away from uni with no third year regrets. I need to start thinking about what’s after my gap year of travelling, ’cause I dont want to stress when I come back to nothing, but I’ll do that another day. I want to buy my first car, how exciting will that be?!?!

So, plan, plan, plan is my advice. Whether it’s what days you’re going to revise, or what you’re going to do after uni, just plan.

Until next time…

Goodbye 2015. Hello 2016…

Hey guys,

Hope you’re doing well. Just a quick one…

So, it’s that time of the year again. Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. Well, let’s summarise the goods of 2015 and make goals for 2016, shall we.

Goods:

  • Made it through the year smiling, a few stumbles along the way, but well done Jen you got there.
  • Completed all uni work- even managed to get some amazing grades (again well done Jen, if I do ay so myself).
  • Went on my first ever group holiday with the uni lot… Amsterdam, I miss you dearly.
  • Ready for 2016, I think.

Goals for 2016:

  • Graduate with an amazing grade. (PLEASE)
  • Have some sort of plan for after uni… It doesn’t have to be a life plan, but a plan would be helpful.
  • Have an amazing 2016, of course.

So, what’s your goals? To get amazing grades and come to EHU, yep that’s what I thought. so here’s the game plan. WORK HARD! I know exams are fast approaching and you’re probably swamped in assignments and essays, but believe me, it’ll all be worth it in the end.

Hope you had an amazing Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

I’ll speak to you next year… 😉

Until next time…

Christmas in Liverpool?

Hey guys, just a quick one. 🙂

Hope you’re all doing good!

So one of the advantages about coming to EHU is being 30 minutes away from Liverpool city. Now, without trying to sound bias (seeing as it is my local city), Liverpool really is one of the nicest places around.

From the sites to the shops, people to the general atmosphere, restaurants to entertainment facilities; the city really does have it all. Liverpool is especially amazing around Christmas time. The city is wall to wall with lights and loads going on. You’ve got the Christmas markets, ice rink, music events and Santa grottos left, right and centre.

Ormskirk has great transport links to the city. Frequent rains and buses allow you to have spontaneous trips without any hassle. The trains are usually every 10-15 minutes (Sundays may be slightly different).

Anyway I can’t wait for you to fall in love with Liverpool, it’s amazing.

Until next time…

QUICK update!

HELLO!

Hope you’re all well, just a quick one!

So what have I done this week. Assignments, assignments, assignments… and my dissertation of course. So the workload is heavy at the minute, but the more I get done now, the less I have to do later, right? Well positive thinking is the only thing keeping me going, so let’s keep it light and fluffy. So Christmas is right around the corner and then around that corner is probably exams, yes? Well here is what I’d do over the Christmas break… You need to be realistic. There is no point saying you’ll do work everyday when we all know that wont happen. You need time to relax, see your friends and family and actually enjoy Christmas. So make a timetable and stick to it. You don’t need to study solidly everyday 12 hours a day! It’s all about balance and when you can’t find motivation to carry on, remember why you’re doing it! Think of EHU and the course that you want! seriously, you need to think of your target and it’ll make you want to keep studying/revising/reading!

Anyway, what’s the best Christmas film? I mean I’ve tried working it out over and over again and I’ve come to a list with my friends:

It’s either:

A) Elf (nah)

B) Love Actually (100% YES)

C) The Grinch (possible but Love Actually is the one i think)

Anyway I’ll leave you with that debate and the thought of Christmas being right around the corner. Happy studying.

Until next time…

Too early for that Christmas feeling?Nahhhhh…

Hi guys, how’s college going?

I’m sure you’re getting into that ‘head-down we need to revise mood’ which I know sucks, but it’ll be worth it when you arrive at EHU on your first day, trust me! So to take your mind off of revision for a few minutes I thought I’d tell you about my last two Christmas’ at uni.

Well, where to start? CHRISTMAS DINNER. For the past two years we have made it a thing to make a small (yet delicious- well) flat/house Christmas dinner. The first year got interrupted by a fire alarm going off and the building being evacuated, but once we reheated the food it was great! We exchanged presents and the whole event was super cute. We even managed to put up a Christmas tree to make the flat a little more homey, but yeah it was amazing. Second year we pretty much copied first year but in a house instead of a flat, but again super cute.

SECRET SANTA- probs one of the nicest things to do is give someone a present and I love thinking of unique ideas for people. In the first year 8 of us decided this would be a good idea and then we had a house one the second year… Make sure you do it, it’s great fun!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS- Make sure when you come EHU that you go and see the Christmas lights in Liverpool (Ormskirk have a small version of this- good, but not Liverpool) it’s fantastic! The Christmas market arrives around November time and it is SO SO SO CUTE i cant even contain myself. It’s a great way ro get presents for family and friends as well. So yeah, winning.

Without trying to get all soppy and deep these three years FLY BY, so i cant stress enough to try and pack everything into them! Don’t walk away with regrets of not doing something… It’s better to say I’m never doing that again, rather than I wonder what that was like! TRUST ME.

Until next time…

Hello Ormskirk, how do you do?

Hey guys, so you wanna know about Ormskirk?

Well… the first word that comes to mind is without doubt CUTE. I mean anyone who tells you it isn’t is lying, sorry not sorry. The town itself is quite compact, with a range of local and national branded shops. Café, bars and pubs surround the area, along with local takeaways for when you don’t feel like cooking. Ormskirk has a library (but no doubt you’ll live in EHU ones, cause after all it is amazing) and it even has a hospital (but hopefully you’ll never have to use it).

Transport links? There are plenty! If you’re driving in the town is a spit away (ew how gross) from the motorway, so moving in and out won’t be a hassle for your parents. We have an amazing bus system, not only the EHU link bus, but the town’s local bus system linking us to Southport, Preston, Liverpool and surrounding towns. Trains? Chooo chooo… Our local train system is perfect for getting to experience city life. On one side you have easy transport to Preston and then on the other you have the best city of them all LIVERPOOL. So on weekends when you want to explore, you’re only 25/30 mins away from the city, on trains which come every 15 minutes (Sunday’s might be slightly longer, but still how quick is that?).

The University itself is a short walk (5 mins) away from the train station and town, so when you’re in a rush to get somewhere fear not, it’s literally down the road! So overall it’s a great little town. The people are extremely friendly and love how students are part of their community. I’m telling you, you’ll love it!

Until next time…