Diversity Day

On Tuesday I went to the Diversity Day event in the Hub. This was an event designed to celebrate the diverse range of ethnic and religious backgrounds that exist among the students and staff at Edge Hill. There was lots of stalls to visit include

  • A stall run by German students
  • Edge Hill Chaplaincy
  • The Philostea Society
  • Confucius Institute (who were offering people the chance to sign up to know more about what the Edge Hill Confucius institute is and were giving out free fortune cookies)
  • Free Henna

The one I visited was the free henna tattoo stall that was being run by two people on my course. Below are two pictures of the tattoo I got. I have to say that the girl who did it for me did a very good job of it. I also think that if I had another year at Edge Hill I’d certainly attend another diversity day if they did one because all ethnicity’s should be celebrated when we live in a world, where all too often people are racially attacked when they do not deserve such treatment.

My henna tattoo when it was wet
My henna tattoo when it was wet
My henna tattoo after it'd dried and I'd picked off the hardened ink
My henna tattoo after it’d dried and I’d picked off the hardened ink

Lecture, seminar, assignment… Repeat!

So what’s going on in my course recently?

(For those who have just started reading these blogs, I’m a second year Sociology (BA Hons) student.)

Well, for starters, I’m half way through a 3000 word essay- I’m so beyond stressed it’s unreal. I seem to enjoy leaving everything until the last minute to finish. I have moments of panic, waves of stress and on some rare occasions I have shed a few tears over essays (a bit dramatic or?). I do this every time to be honest. About a month before an essay is due, I have a really positive attitude. I’ve got my books all set to read, I’ve booked into my academic diary the days I’m going to dedicate to it and I’ve done my research. I’m ready…

Fast forward three weeks and I’m not even close to being ready. The positive attitude has faded and my lazy side has arrived. The books I got out three weeks ago have hardly been touched- and I forgot to renew them so I have a lovely big fine, yay. I look through my academic diary and count all the days I didn’t bother to do any work that I scheduled in and regret it instantly. But, and there’s always a but that saves me, I still have a week to fix things. So I have been reading non-stop for 7 days now. When I do stop for an hour here and there, I’m researching case studies to back up my evidence. I’ve started typing up my findings and I’m almost halfway through. Things are looking bright.

Aside from my essay stress, my course has been interesting. I’m currently doing modules covering Conflict, focusing on the troubles in Ireland. In another module I’m studying Diversity and Equality. This is my favourite topic as we cover gender, race, disability, class and education (all very interesting issues). I’m also doing a module on Sexuality and Research Methods.

So, yeah, things are busy with loads of assignments and exams coming up. LUCKY ME!

Until next time…:)