Friday, 13 November 2015

Change is as good as a rest


They say a change is as good as a rest, so we hope you'll find our change to blogs.gre.ac.uk/studentlife a pleasant one! You can catch-up with me, Amanda, if you click here to view all of my posts.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Rest!

Now that I have reached the end of my second year it is time to have a rest! 

I think it is nice being able to finally relax and not have to worry about all of my submissions, exams and running out of time when writing my coursework. Even activities such as jogging or meeting with friends I used to take for granted until I realised that I do not have much time. So now I can do all the things I enjoy. 

I am also working part-time, so I have a holiday booked between work, in order for me to have a break. Not long as I will go full-time in July. It is something I am also looking forward to as I will have a set routine, rather than constantly having different activities to do for my degree at varied times. Full time work is until mid September and then back to complete my third year of my degree. 

I know that my third year will be very challenging but I can’t wait to be studying something I enjoy. Studying a course I enjoy does make things a lot easier – especially focusing during lectures which is important. J

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Panic Mode

It’s the time of year now that all the students will be stressing due to having exams, I am definitely one of them! Luckily I only have one exam in May because I had all my previous exams before the Christmas holidays, so that is nice but it does not mean I am stressing any less – it is just as important to do well in my exam this May. I am trying to revise each night even if it is just for a half an hour, obviously things do turn up which means that I cannot revise everyday which puts more pressure on me. I mean there are things that I am also being distracted by such as thinking about my holiday in two months’ time and shopping, such a huge distraction haha. I guess it will also keep me motivated, because once the examination period is over; I can focus on work and go on holiday to enjoy some time off. In the mean time I will go back to revising so that I can achieve my absolute best. Just remember not to leave your revision until the last minute as that is not the best idea, more stress on you!


Monday, 30 March 2015

Open Days – Join us!

On Saturday we had a great Open Day! New excited students willing to join the university. My part was to work in the registration team and it was really nice to see everyone smiling as soon as they have entered the university, ready to look around and speak to the academics. I know, it doesn’t sound too exciting but it honestly was – especially since the transition from college work to a degree is such a huge step. The open team tried their best to make everyone at ease!

The good thing about student staff working during Open Day is that we can answer questions about how we find the university, from accommodation to studying. You can ask us anything, without hesitation. It would be so nice to see familiar faces at the campus, so even once you do start your course – I am always here to help!

Even though I did work during the weekend, I have four deadlines within the next four days; being organised is such a huge part of my daily routine as without it I wouldn’t get anything done at all.


I will be posting again soon, but for now – adios! J




Thursday, 12 March 2015

Chill Out!

Hey guys, I hope you are all well :)

Within the Business School, most deadlines are between now and April so many students will be panicking. I don't mean as in, call a friend to say that they are stressed out. I mean spending the entire night in the library (yes the night, whilst everyone is asleep) so that they can meet deadlines. 
If the deadline is not met then that will be a failed grade straight away - how upsetting is that? So I have to make sure I submit everything on time as well as revising for my examination in May. 

It can be done, I did it all last year but it’s hard to get started, once I get started with my essays, they flow so easily and can be completed in no time. In terms of presentations, I find them the easiest way to be graded on my knowledge, because a lot of preparation goes into it and there is a main title to focus on, just like with an essay - you could consider it as a spoken essay :D The exams are the hardest for me, as all the knowledge has to be stored at once and once I start the exam I start to panic… Not the greatest of reactions but it happens. I have to make sure I plan and prepare so that I can feel as calm as possible.

Not to worry, it will all be done by May! 

For this year anyway…


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Good grades!

The Christmas break was great, I was able to relax and stop stressing over university work. But I knew that the grades for the work I had submitted would be out during Christmas. Of course I was worried as to what I will get but at the same time I was excited, I wanted to know whether my hard work has paid off. 
When I received a call from my friend to say the grades are up, my heart was seriously beating so fast - not sure whether it was because I was scared or panicking. I received First Class overall for all of my work for term one. 
Seriously, the work does pay off! As long as you try and are motivated you can achieve anything, if you doubt yourself then that's fine as everyone does at some point so it's totally find. Just keep up the great work! I know people always talk about being organised but that really is such a good thing. 
Once I’m organised I know how much time I have to prepare my work/revise, rather than panicking straight away. Then it makes everything much easier and you can achieve whatever you desire! 

Best of luck in all of that everyone! J