Easter Already!

So that’s it, university is finished for the 3 week Easter break! This term has definitely gone quickly, and I’ve just submitted my module choices for second year! I can’t believe I’m almost through my first year already – and I’m sure a few of you are feeling the same about leaving college/6th form.

Time does fly, so if you are off for Easter now then don’t waste it! I know that you don’t want to be working during holidays, but trust me, if you leave any coursework/exam revision to the last minute you’ll regret it! (I’m speaking from experience on this one…) So enjoy your last few weeks of college/6th form, and don’t panic about exams, they’ll be fine, and before you know it you’ll be moving out!

SU Elections

Last week saw the university campus covered in posters encouraging students to vote in the Students’ Union Elections. As this is my first year at university, I had no idea what it was all about at first, but I got involved in the campaign team for one of the candidates for Vice President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. All of the canditates have gone out of their way to publisise themselves and to find out what students want from the SU next year.

The elections allow students to vote for a new Students’ Union President, Vice Presidents of each of the three faculties – Education, Health and Arts & Sciences; as well as for NUS Delegates and Student Governors.

After a week of intense campaigning the positions have now been filled with what should be very capable candidates, which will no doubt mean an even better Students’ Union for next year!

Decision time

Its getting to that time of year now when you’ll be deciding which universities and courses to choose as your firm and insurance choices, which is no doubt going to be a difficult decision. I know that when I was doing this I was really worried about choosing a university where I wasn’t going to know anyone at all – but don’t worry! That doesn’t last long!

Here at Edge Hill it is really easy to make friends, even before Fresher’ Week. When I found out I was coming here, I joined the “Edge Hill Uni Friends Group” on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/EdgeHillFreshers/), which was set up by someone who is now in second year to help new students to meet people in the same halls/courses before enrollment. Since I’m not in halls, I found this really useful as it meant that I met a few people from my course, that I’m now really good friends with.

As well as that, in Freshers’ Week everyone is really friendly, and the main thing I can say is don’t be afraid to talk to people.

So, basically, don’t let the universities your friends are going to influence your decision – make sure you choose the uni you think is going to be best for you! 🙂

Robots!

Last week we started building a robot in our programming module! For someone like me who before was having a bit of trouble getting used to Java, its definitely made me a lot more enthusiastic about it! I’ll keep you updated about how the assignment goes, but for now, here’s a picture of the first design of our robot:

The Robot

Our First Robot