Busy little bee…zzz

Since I handed my dissertation in and my exams had finished I felt really strange. No more essays to write, no more deadlines, no more revision, (well until September) but a summer to just relax and do absolutely nothing 🙂

Or so I thought… I spent a week at home being lazy, sleeping in relaxing and found it completely BORING!!! So I decided to get in touch with a local politician to see if there was any work experience or writing I could get involved in.

I helped handing out leaflets after the local elections and attended meetings where they discussed local politics and it was very interesting.

Volunteering is a great way to show employers that you have given up your spare time to get involved in something extra alongside your degree and shows a commitment.

I would definitely recommend it to any student!!

Long time…no blog….

It has been over four weeks now since I wrote my last blog, in that time my life has been chaotic. Since my final lecture I have been involved in volunteering in local politics and an asylum refuge, moved house, been on holiday, received my dissertation mark back, completed my graduation ceremony details, ordered my cap and gown, applied for jobs and received my start date for my MA in September.

I’ve been super busy but now I am on track I can get back to writing my blogs and getting down all my thoughts J

Firstly I received my dissertation mark back in which I received a 2:1 mark which I was happy with but secretly I was expecting a first haha. However I fully understand the mark I received and why I received it. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of completing my dissertation although it was very stressful it was a good stress and kept me on my toes. I love a good challenge!! During the process though I tied myself up in knots overthinking it and making it more complicated than it had to be.

Overall, I am pleased with the mark as it is a great achievement to have done the research and write your own piece of work and once it is all put together it is a relief handing it in 🙂

Jubilee Weekend

To mark the 60 years of The Queen’s reign, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations are taking place this weekend. I am really looking forward to it and i think it is great for our country to come together to celebrate this event.

Queen Elizabeth came to the throne on the 6th February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She  then celebrated her Silver Jubilee which is 25 years in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee which is 50 years in 2002. It is a huge event for the UK and it can be viewed across the world. Communities all over the country will come together over this bank holiday weekend to celebrate this moment in history.

I hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend 🙂

Dissertation marks!

It has now been the four week turn around to get our dissertation marks back. I am going to be very honest i am feeling a little anxious to get mine back..! I put so much time and effort into my dissertation if the mark is not what i am expecting i think i will be a little bit disappointed…! However there is nothing i can do about it now so i am going to collect the mark some time after the bank holiday weekend so wish me luck 🙂

 

Graduation Ball

Last night was the Graduation Ball at Aintree Race course. It was a lovely evening and a nice way to celebrate the end of my degree and time at Edge Hill.

The ball consisted of a 3 course meal which was beautiful. Everybody was dressed in long beautiful ball gowns and the men in suits. I had a lovely time with friends and my boyfriend Chris who seemed to really enjoy it as well. There was a disco and a DJ and a lovely view of the course.

I will post some pictures so you can see  🙂

 

Essay results

Today I picked up all my essays from University 🙁 Very sad to think I will not be writing any more essays for my course at Edge Hill!

It was nice to see my tutors and say good bye to them because the next time I will see them will be at my graduation on July 17th. Looking forward to my graduation day and seeing everyone all dressed up in their cap and gowns, it should be a lovely day.

This week I am going to register for graduation and order my cap and gown…excited 🙂

 

Last day at the students union

Today is my very last day working at the students union at Edge Hill University 🙁

Working at the students union this year has been a great pleasure, I’ve met some lovely people and interacted with students from every faculty across the university. The year has gone by so quickly and I have really enjoyed it. I have learned valuable skills and developed my customer service and organisational skills.

Working at University is a great way to meet new people and looks great on your CV. I will miss the team at the students union and wish them all the luck in the world for the future 🙂

Thanks to the SU x

Exam time

My final exam is tomorrow morning at 9:30am!

It is an hour and a half exam then my adveture at Edge Hill is officially over YIKES! Where has the time gone? 3 years has gone by so quickly it feels like only yesterday i was lining up to receive my student number and library card.

Revision has been going well so fingers crossed i’m not too nervous tomorrow 🙂 I have been reading lots of books and journals and have pages and pages of notes.

I will post how the exam went tomorrow 🙂

 

 

Long time no speak

Hello again!

It has been about two weeks now since my last post but feels like forever I have had a crazy past month lots has been happening. Firstly, last lecture very sad 🙁 however the work was not over still had my dissertation and what a killer that was. Time management is the KEY when writing a 10,000 word dissertation and that certainly isn’t my strong point!

I am always rushing round speaking to 100 people a day around campus and just go with the flow I do try to keep track of my time but it goes so quickly and the deadline for the dissertation was looming so i had to knuckle down!! Of course I got it all finished with time to spare to proof read proof read proof read!!! In the end it was perfect and I was really proud of it : ) and here is the finished product.