Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Looking to the future

Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping well. Now that I have finished my undergraduate degree (soon to be graduate) I can now dedicate my time to doing some more things. I have a few events to look forward to over the next few weeks. I am going to Brighton with some friends for the day on the 29th of May. I've not been for a very long time and it will be nice to have a change of scenery for a day. I have agreed to drive, and for someone who doesn't drive very often, it should be interesting… and also as you know, I am going to Paris for the day with my friends on the 4th of June which I’m looking forward to, which I will be sure to tell you about when I get back.

Speaking of travel, compared to last year my plans for 2014 are not going to be the same. I was in The Netherlands in April of last year, and then in California, the USA for most of June. I still have air miles to use with British Airways, so I think I will have to look into going somewhere I've never been before, and after watching an episode of Made in Chelsea (yes I am a fan of the show) me and my friend were discussing the idea of going to Venice! I've never been to Italy, so I would like to go someday. There are several places I would like to visit in Italy, so I would have to go for more than just a day. With my master’s coming up in September though, I possibly won’t be able to travel as much, especially as I may not be earning enough.

I could always attempt to look for full time work whilst I am studying my master’s, as it only runs in the evening. By day I could be working, earning some extra money, and then by night I could study. Although doing a full time degree and working full time could possibly kill me, so I may have to rethink my options! Hopefully I will make some more plans over summer instead of simply working; as you know what they say about all work and no play! If last year is anything to go by, I did have a few events to keep me occupied.

Whilst I have you, I thought I would let you know I have received all my grades back, and I am very happy with them (apart from my exam results). I’ve worked out that I have 68% overall, giving me a solid upper second class! It is annoying that I am so close to a first, but until I receive my official results letter, I will not know.

I hope your exams went well and you also have things to look forward to over summer, until next time everyone!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

All good things must come to an end

Hello again everyone, I hope you are well. As the title of this blog suggests, the end has arrived… well, almost. On the 12th May, I finished the last exam of my bachelor’s degree! The exam wasn’t the best, and I wasn’t too pleased with it, but it’s all over and I can only hope for the best. I can’t believe how quickly the past 3 years have passed, and it certainly has been an enjoyable time.

At the moment I am not quite sure what to do with my freedom, but it means now I can watch TV without feeling guilty about not doing anything. I may also have to cut back on my caffeine intake, through the assessment period I have been living off of energy drinks, and coffee. Maybe I’ll just stick to water for a while… 

For those of you who didn’t know, I am a big fan of The Sims, and during the assessment period, I have refrained from playing it. This means that not only can I now watch TV without feeling guilty, I can now play The Sims as much as I like without feeling any remorse. It’s one of those games I can play for hours and hours, and then before I know it, I have played it for a whole day! I know it’s not for everyone, but I love it! I just like the way that in The Sims you can decide the fate of others, acting as a god so to speak.

I do have my master’s degree coming up in September as well, and I am looking forward to the challenge that comes along with that. I also have work over summer which will give me something to do, as well as the final amount I need to cover the costs of my degree. For those of you who are students at the University of Greenwich (even those of you graduating this year) and want something to do over summer, including earning some extra money, you should apply for clearing assistant position! The pay is good, and it’s some extra experience to put on your CV. Just follow this link for instructions on how to apply:

For those of you who still have exams left, I wish you the best of luck, I’m sure you will do well! Until next time everyone, take care!