So here I am, on the brink of my first holiday in a few years but what makes this all the more exciting and interesting is that it is an outing that is completely unsupervised. In 45 minutes we will have to wake up to get ready for the cab ride to London Gatwick. Yes,…Read more Lift Off
A Few More Photos
Here are a few more photos taken during a little walkabout around my university's campus. Although I bought it mainly to shoot better videos, it has been fun experimenting with photographs.
He had to do it again. This was the worst part of the job. As a young child, he had hated school assemblies and even now, whenever he would see his son standing on stage, his eyes would tear up. Never mind the fact his eight year old voice would squeak throughout the hall, sounding…Read more Breathe
Panasonic Lumix 1.7 25mm Lens (Micro-four thirds Lumix G7)
I am a ‘Logger’
My essays were due the following day but when I was summoned to do some video logging for the On Assignment team at ITV, I jumped at the chance. Now before you tut tut and mutter priorities, let me reassure you that I had mostly completed my courseworks and so I was able to say…Read more I am a ‘Logger’
What’s Different About University Exams?
As I prepare for the one exam of my first semester, let me remind myself of how I felt after sitting my first university exams two years ago. Impersonal. That is how I would describe the difference between the exams of the past and the exam I sat today. When you would walk into an…Read more What’s Different About University Exams?
Your Dreams, Aspirations and Motivations
A couple of years ago I wrote a post on the importance of aspirations and dreams. Back then, I was in what now feels like the rose tinted world of A-levels. Rose tinted because despite the hard work and heavier timetable, my aspiration back then was to get into a good university. That goal is…Read more Your Dreams, Aspirations and Motivations
Meeting a Famous Face
Have you ever met anyone famous? Despite living in London where you would think it is quite easy to bump into someone famous, I lived my teenage years without a celebrity sighting. Then, when I eventually got to meet a famous face, it turned out to be quite an interesting experience. Heston Blumenthal. Heard of…Read more Meeting a Famous Face
Those students who constantly bang on about university fees in the UK being £9,000 a year have now been silenced. No longer can they shout in demonstrations, protests and marches that the government is allowing universities to charge this amount, despite there being no tangible benefits to the majority of undergraduate students. Instead, they must…Read more Sly Government
When I first setup this blog many years ago, back in the heady days of A-level English, History and Politics; it was mainly in response to my financial worries regarding university. I was part of the unlucky year. The first set of students to not receive the educational maintenance allowance and the first to have…Read more Looking Back
To Uni, Or not to Uni?
As I stepped off the bus after an exhausting day at an assessment centre, I heard someone calling my name. It was a former tutee's father and he began to discuss the current situation he was facing with his son. To uni, or not to uni. He was of the opinion that going to university…Read more To Uni, Or not to Uni?
Gloves Didn’t Help
It is that time of year when if you manage to drag yourself out of bed at a decent time, then your journey to university is usually a crisp and cold one that gradually brightens as you get closer to your destination. The illusion of happiness is therefore created as you finally step through the…Read more Gloves Didn’t Help