Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Work placements for next year..

I can’t believe that it’s the sixth week of the semester already! This means that we’re not that far off before we break up for Christmas. Where does time go? Over the past few weeks, the graduation ceremonies have been going on throughout Greenwich. Next thing I know, I’ll be graduating myself! I know it’s still a few years away, but the way that my first year flew buy, I’ll be 30 before I know it. Ok, so that’s a bit overdramatic, but that’s what it feels like sometimes.

In my last blog submission I mentioned how I spent most of my loan on Starbucks. Well, since then, something happened. I’m not quite sure if it’s a good or a bad thing, I’ll let you be the judge of that, but I have finally become a regular somewhere! In the Starbucks at Cutty Sark, they don’t even ask me for my name or drink anymore; they just ask if I want the usual. The first time I got my cup and ‘Michael’ was already written on the side of it, I thought to myself “this just proves that I come here too much.”

What else is new… well, I’ve been spending a lot of my evenings filling out application forms for work placement for next year. I wonder why application forms have to be so long winded and take so long to fill out. Well, actually, I do know why they are long winded; I learn that as part of my degree. It’s all about finding the best person for the role, interesting stuff huh? *Watches as tumbleweed blows past*

I think I was one of the only people in my flat to have Twitter last year, and it was great! It was a good way to vent out all the annoyances of my flatmates without them knowing because none of them had it. But this year, everyone seems to have Twitter (they all seemed to get new phones over summer) and now they follow me, so if I start talking about how messy they are or how annoying someone is, they will all know who I’m talking about. I may just have to make a separate account for venting out just that, maybe I’ll call it ‘annoying things my flat mates do’… although I’m not sure many people would be interested in that… one can only hope.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Back to my routine..

Hello again everyone! It’s been quite a while since I wrote my first blog, so I should really fill you in on what’s going on. Actually, quite a lot has happened over the past few weeks. The biggest event has been starting lectures and tutorials again. Back to the routine of waking up early! My timetable this year seems to be rather irritating as well, last year I had Thursday and Friday off which meant an extra long weekend to *cough* study *cough* where as this year, I have Wednesday only off, followed by a 9am start on a Thursday… this means no Sparrows on a Wednesday anymore *cries*. It’s not all bad though, it means that I get some peace and quiet to do some work whilst everyone else is out getting drunk.

What else has been going on then… well, I finished my role as a Clearing Assistant, and I applied and got the role working permanently in the Enquiry Unit *woo!* I also managed to get the role of Senior Events Assistant as well! I will be rolling in it come payday! Even though the semester has only just begun, I am already being inundated with deadlines and work and things I need to do. It’s a little bit overwhelming, but after I went through all the course guidebooks, I managed to make a note of all the work I need to do and when it needs to be in by. Organisation is the key at uni friends! If you’re not organised, I promise you that it will be 10x more stressful than it needs to be.

As you can probably tell from my avatar, I am a fan of coffee. I probably spend the majority of my loan in Starbucks, and you will most likely see me wandering around with a cup in my hand. A wall hanging in my room states “coffee, the most necessary of all evils”, which is such a true statement. I don’t think I’d be able to function if coffee were removed from my life.

Until next time