It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Well, I’m home for the holidays now, after a rather interesting drive home after a day of heavy snow in Ormskirk…it couldn’t have waited just a few more hours!!


But anyway, I had planned to write this over the weekend, but I ended up being so busy I didn’t have time. Since coming back I’ve met up with a few friends from before uni, and that’s made me realise how much uni has changed me already! Before I started at uni I thought I’d really miss Newcastle, and not want to leave once I got back here; and its not that I haven’t missed the city, or the people, but I miss Edge Hill already! It just feels odd not wandering into CMIST every day, even when I don’t have class; or at least the library, to mess around with whatever project I have going on for the course. I am doing my best to keep doing the work I have while I’m at home, although it is much harder to get started, especially with a 1 year old running around! Its not too bad though, I’m only in first year and don’t actually have all that much work to do, even if it does seem like a lot right now!


I’m also anxiously awaiting an email from the accommodation team at Edge Hill, which may seem odd for someone who already has a house for this year, so I’ll explain…A few weeks ago I applied to be a Student Assistant for next year, which would mean I would live in halls and help look after Freshers, and after my interview last week, we’ve been told we should find out by this Friday, so I’ll let you know how it goes, with no doubt a very excited post if I get it!

Founders Court

Before I go, just a quick note for anyone from the North East, I had a lot of stuff to donate to charity that I had sorted out before I went to uni, and instead of just taking them to a regular charity shop, I took them to enviroclothes after hearing an advert on the radio for them. Basically, they are a company which take unwanted clothes, bedding, toys etc and send them overseas to places where they are needed to resell them, and also support Cash For Kids, which is the charity Metro Radio supports; and they also pay 40p per kilo for donations. To put that into real terms, I got just over £17 for 7 bags of stuff! If you have anything to get rid of, have a look at their website, could be a good way to make that loan go further!


So, just in case I don’t get another post in before the weekend, Merry Christmas everyone!!


Hello world!

Hi! 😀

Since this is my first post on this blog, I should probably introduce myself…I’m Joanne, but you can call me Jo. I’m 19, I’m from Newcastle and I’m currently studying Computing, in my first year at Edge Hill University! I’m on the Web Systems Development degree, but the great thing (well, one of the many great things) about Edge Hill is that in first year we do modules in all different sections of Computing!

I’ve just finished the Web Site Development module last week, since it only lasts one semester this year (well…all except the exam, but that’s not until January!) So now I’ve got Programming, Multimedia Development and Systems Analysis left, and I’ll be starting Computer Systems Architecture next semester 🙂

I’ll tell you more about my modules later, but for now, if you want to know what I do in Multimedia then you can have a look at my other blog at!

This is the last week of term before christmas, so I’m off home on Friday, which should be fun! 🙂 I’ve got a lot planned before then though! Tonight I’m going to a Christmas meal at uni which has been organised for all the Student Guides that help out with various things like Open Days and Campus Tours, which I do alongside my course. This should be good as I haven’t seen some of the other guides for a while because we don’t always work at the same time, so I’ll let you know what its like! Being a Student Guide is definitely great, even though I was a bit worried I wouldn’t know enough about the uni so close to starting, but its really let me make loads of new friends, and learn some things about uni I would probably never have known! Then, tomorrow I’m having a christmas meal with some friends I made in Fresher’s Week, and on Thursday its the Gaelic Football Christmas Social, which should be a really fun night…even if the theme is christmas jumpers, so we’ll all look pretty silly!! Gaelic Football, if you don’t know, is an Irish sport that I play (don’t worry if you don’t know what it is, I didn’t before uni!) but I’ll tell you more about that after Christmas when we start training again 🙂

Anyway, I should probably go get ready to go back to uni for this Christmas meal, speak to you soon!