Bruised and Beaten – What fun!

Hello folks!

Results day is getting close, and soon you’ll be able to decide whether to attend Edge Hill or not. The moment will soon be coming and it will be in your possession.
I’m sure that when the time comes you’ll be able to make the choice that best suits you.

On other matters, I’ve been in Perth-Y-Pia in wales for over a week, having the living day lights beaten out of me.
To clarify on this matter, I have been taking part in a week long LARP (Live Action Role Play) event, as a Non Playable Character Monster.
I now have bruises snaking along my arms and legs, and my hips.
It is incredibly painful to say the least, but a lot of fun in the long run

It’s really tempting to run  a LARP society at Uni.

Until next time!

— Quote of the day —

“Welcome to eternity, now eat your just desserts”

LARPing!

Ladies and gentlemen, How have you been?

Myself personally, I am dealing with being in a lot of pain from where I’ve been LARPing.
What is LARPing I hear you cry? Well, I’m glad you ask!
Live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters’ actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules or determined by consensus among players. Event arrangers called gamemasters decide the setting and rules to be used and facilitate play. The first LARPs were run in the late 1970s, which spread internationally during the 1980s and has diversified into a wide variety of styles.

I currently play with The Labyrinthe System, near the Chistlehurst caves.
It’s a lot of fun, and I shall be going down to wales soon to do another adventure.

— — Quote of the day — —

“Table top society – Because the phrase dwarf-a-pult is not used enough!”

Need a Little Help?

As we can all be aware, University is a rollercoster of an experience. There are so many exciting things to do that sometimes you can be unaware of the additional help and guidance you can be given.

Well worry not! Whatever your problem is, be it an accommodation issue or a something to do with your finances, there are many people at hand who can be there to help you out.

Edge Hill University thankfully has the latest technology to help you out too.
Situated in the central part of the campus sits a library with wide and extensive features,  quoting a fabulous IT and study support facilities, 15,000 e-journals, over 150 online databases, 70,000 e-books and 230,000 books and DVDs. A brilliant amount for any Library to have. Included in the library are multiple silent study areas, just in case you want a place to sit in peace and quiet to finish your work.

There’s 24 hour PC access in the LINC building (situated right behind the library), completely free wireless internet across campus (which is currently being used to write this Blog) and teams to support students with a range of skills.

Since there is an increasingly competitive jobs market, there is a Careers Centre  on hand to lend you assistance in guidance towards your chosen career path, or in your current job. Along with that, the Student Services team provide advice and support and can help with anything from accommodation support and advice to finance and welfare advice. The aptly named Inclusive team are also on hand to support those with disabilities or learning difficulties.

 

No matter what your need is, there is a vast and extensive team of people and services ready at hand to be there for you and give you a hand.
Your not alone in your University experience and you can always have the chance to turn to someone.

Accommodation – Keeping Clean and Tidy

Hello All
Well, It’s going to be happening soon. Your all going to be moving far away from home for the first time, and some of you will be moving onto Campus to stay in our lovely accommodation .
As I have already said in a previous blog, we have Founders Court, Graduates Court, and Chancellors Court along with my own Accommodation, Forest Court.

Your Room is your own little private space.
It is your to fill with what you wish and what you want. You can do what you want (within legal reason) in your room.
Of course however you are going to (hopefully) want to keep it clean.
A good clean and tidy room, with plenty of organisation means that you as an individual will be able to make your thought processes organised.

Lets face it, there is nothing worse then trying to work and being surrounded by junk and rubbish and being unable to move.
Lets face it, you do not want to particualry have to wade through rubbish just to get in and out of your room.

This is why bins are provided in every room (so you can throw all your spare junk in it), there are designated recycling bins in your kitchens (for those who actually have kitchens) and there is a set of large bins outside.

There is also a hoover and mop set in your kitchen cupboards, which is communal. You take good care of it, and it will take good care of you.

I recommend from personal experience, that you should give your room a hoover at least once a week, bare minimum. At the very least, it picks up all the dust and tiny stuff.

Speaking of, I need to go do mine right now

Speak soon

 

— Quote of the Day —

The world’s a mean place. It’s unfair, then it’s fair. It’s hateful, then it’s loving. It’s a very peculiar place on philosophical and metaphysical and religious levels.” – Tim Allen

Student Life at Edge Hill University

As I have spoken many times before, I often have many methods of winding down at university.
It is only natural that after a long tiring day at the university, or even a free day, you’ll want to take a break from work.

For me, it can be a number of things.
From filming something or doing something Doctor Who related

Or sitting there making costumes and attending conventions

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There are of course many Societies that I am involved in. There is of course, the Murder Mystery Society, Doctor Who Society, Fantasy and Sci-Fi and so on

I also sometimes just like to sit with my friends in one of the booths upstairs in the hub and just relax
Our Work Space

It seems simple, but It’s something I like to enjoy

Of course from time to time, I do like to indulge in going on a night out, where upon there are many places you can go to, such as the insanely fabulous Lime Tyger in the heart of Ormskirk – a cocktail bar which now serves food!
If you would like a more foodie and healthier option, there is always Blue Juice and Java. Their smoothies are to die for!

As always, liverpool is but a mere train ride away, but as always, if all else fails there is always the comfort of the local Nom takeaway, the bar room, the Hub to relax, the nearby lake or quite simply, your nice lovely bed in your room to have a nice long nap

— Quote of the Day —

Only when you are willing to stand in the dark, are you ready to see the light

 

My Favourite Spot on Campus

If I was I was to be asked what my favourite spot on Campus would be, I would have to say that it is the Hub

Bizaare as it is to say, given that there are so many places to choose from.

There’s the Lake,
edgehilllake
the Beech, the Creative Edge
Or this lovely Spot
The Library!

But it is the Hub that is my favourite spot, by far, to be

Ignore current decorations
Ignore current decorations

It is where I spend most of my time when not in my room, or in lectures.
I can meet my friends, use the computers to work or sit and watch films/Television on the Big screen.
Hub Fire Exit Hub in the Fog Our Work Space

It has a great social feel, and is somewhere I love to be, Just as I hope you will learn to love it when you do make your own way here

— — — —
So, We fellow students are burdened with the glorious purpose of voting next week for our New President of the Student Union, and Various Vice Presidents (as shown in one of y pictures)
Of course I will not discuss the candidates (for their are many) but I can say that around this time next year, you too will have to go through the same process, and it is a fabulous experience to listen from all the students running.

In other news, it is currently a state of heavy fog at edge hill (as seen in pictures) Which would be perfect to film a horror movie in, and has allowed me to take some amazing pictures

 

— — Thursday thought — —
“You may lose your way from time to time, but if you listen to your heart, you will always find your way back home”

— — Friday Thought — —
“Things never happen the same way twice.”

Faye’s Blog – Campus

Before applying to come to Edge Hill University I also looked at UCLAN and Manchester. That involved looking around the university’s. The major issue I had with those university’s was their location and how big and busy everything seemed. So that put me off them completely!

When I came to look round Edge Hill, yes it seemed busy because it was an open day, but everything was all in one area, everything was well sign posted and I knew that it wouldn’t take too long to learn my way around the place.

The campus is also very beautiful and calm, there are plenty of places to just chill out and relax in between lectures or when you have some spare time. For example, there are various seating areas in the main building and The Hub’s upstairs area has comfy couches where you can sit with friends and have a catch up and if it is a nice day you can go and sit near the pond or on the grass areas on campus, which is lovely!

Essentials that are on campus are, laundry services, a bar, swimming pool, library, 24 hour computer access, gym and outdoor sports facilities.

If you want to explore outside the campus town is only a short walk away so everything else isn’t so far, supermarkets, clothing stores, pubs, clubs and the train station etc.

Faye’s Blog – Life Plans.

The question that everyone student constantly gets asked by other students  family and friends is:

“So, what do you want to do after university?”

And from personal experience and from talking to my friends we have all agreed that it is extremely irritating as for most of the part we don’t know exactly what we want to do. I know that this doesn’t apply to 100% of people as some are well organised and know what they want to do and that is why they’re at university.

However, a lot of students are like myself and have been really undecided throughout our time here.

Throughout college I really wanted to be a Media Production teacher. But when I came to university I wasn’t so sure. Now that I am in my third year I think that it is really time to just think about life and what I want to do.

So recently I went back to my old college back at home (The Blackpool Sixth Form College) and spoke to my old tutor teacher and met the current students that are studying BTEC Media Production. Just being back there and observing the students do their work it brought back lots and lots of amazing memories and I really remembered how much I loved college and loved the course. The college has also done a fantastic job at expanding the BTEC Media Production course too so there is a lot more that the students can do. It was all really really exiting. So I asked my teacher what she thought about me becoming a teacher and she said she thought that I would be an asset and that she would love for me to work at the college.

That got me thinking about becoming a teacher again and I have started looking into it. And if there is a decent well paid job at the end of it I think that is it something to aim too. I’m pretty excited to graduate now and then hopefully go on to do my PGCE! Need to work harder than ever now.

I am also going to attend one of Edge Hill’s many career fairs next week in order to try and see what else is out there and if I can see if there is any more information that I don’t already have about the PGCE.