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Monday

Even though I'm not in class at the moment it doesn't hurt to get some reading done over the summer. I will be taking a module called Independent Research Studies in September and I'm really excited about it! I love the novel I've chosen and finished that a while ago so now I've been catching up on some literary critics. It's not as scary as it sounds. In fact my theory module in my first year was the hardest but my favourite by far!

Preparing for my studies

Tuesday

The giant Chocolate Éclair challenge at a local pub. Although it's not an official competition, myself and my boyfriend made it up...I lost! It just means I'm going to have to go and try again soon!

The ultimate food challenge!!

Wednesday

Treating my sister to dinner. My boyfriend and I took her to our local Harvester (her choice) for a nice evening meal. She wasn't so keen on being photographed this time. Typical 13 year old!

Treating my little sister to a night out

Thursday

Let some ambassadors loose on Twitter and what do they do? They take a selfie! Here I am with May and Meg!
I love talking to students who are coming in September, remember you guys can ask questions on this Ask Us site or you can join the next Twitter Takeover! Follow @KingstonUni and use the hashtag #TakeoverKU. Look out for our next one in August!

Getting involved with the Twitter Takeover!

Friday

Don't be surprised if you see a lot of Kinder Eggs on my blog! This is a silly thing that my boyfriend and I do for each other when we pop to the shops sometimes. Today was no different and we got a stamper...I got covered in ink!

What is our Kinder surprise?!

Saturday

Spending time with the little people. My cousins came for a splash in the pool today. Although the boys hid from the camera, here's me, my cousin Lola and my sister Summer-Rose. Lola describes herself as a ‘mini-me' which always make me laugh. These times with the little ones are always full of laughter...children come out with some funny things!

Mini-me!

Sunday

Following from having fun with the little ones yesterday, I had to learn how to make Loom Band bracelets and let me tell you, it's not easy! This was my second or maybe third attempt at the most simple bracelet you can make! I think it matches my festival wristband quite nicely!

Next week I have a far bit going on: Meeting up with uni friends, driving up to my new flat, a night out with some old friends and seeing family. I'm hoping that will keep my busy and out of mischief!

My first attempts at making a Loom Band bracelet

 

One Last Blog

Posted 26 Jul 2014 by Cheryl

 

Hey everyone I know it has been a while, I thought I'd just post one final blog before I graduate. I hope you are all well and are excited about coming to University! Unfortunately for me it's all over. The last three years have flown by and I have now finished everything and am eagerly awaiting my results. These last few months have been especially tough with all the extra work that third year requires, as well as working my two part time jobs; between these I haven't had time to post and I'm sorry.

Cheryl Mountaineering

I conducted my final year project on body image concerns within romantic relationships within the 18-25 age range. For you psychologists out there I used qualitative methods to collect my results. I conducted eight 30 minute interviews and transcribed all this data which took what felt like forever!! I then had to code this data and find the results and hoped they related to my aims and goals. We then had to do a write up of this - mine ended up at just over 12000 words!! My supervisor was amazing and unexpectedly I miss my project... After all my work was submitted I had two exams which meant spending EVEN MORE time in the library, staring out the window at the lovely weather!

I now am applying to graduate jobs and am moving home so I am able to move wherever I can get a job...Between my hand in's and my exams I managed to squeeze in a holiday to Spain with the Kingston Uni Mountaineering Club. This trip was amazing and the weather was beautiful. This photo shows me lead climbing a wall out there.

I wish you all the best.

Over and out.

 

Hello! I'm Sebastian and I'm studying Primary Teaching with Science. I'm a mature student and a Kingston University Student Ambassador. Welcome to my #KUdayinthelife!

8.00am - Up early to catch the bus to uni

Seb Day in the life - 8am

Good morning Kingston - leaving the house at 7.45am to catch the free uni bus just outside Penryn Road campus going up to Kingston Hill. The sun is already poking through the clouds and it seems like is going to be a very sunny day - whoohoo!

10.00am - Ready to study at Kingston Hill campus

Seb Day in the life - 10am

Kingston Hill is arguably the most beautiful campus of all Kingston uni campuses (being based up here I am just a little bit biased) and although it is still early the campus is getting busy. For me the morning sun makes it a lot easier to have fun day.

11.00am - Checking my reading list

Seb Day in the life - 11am

Before the first lecture I check my reading list for my pedagogy assignment. What books should I take out from the library and what books or journals are available as electronic copies? I don't like carrying around loads and loads of heavy books.

12.00pm - Enjoying the weather and music

Seb Day in the life - 12am

Time for a break and have a look across the rooftops of Kingston Hill campus. The weather is stunning and everyone is coming out to enjoy the sun. People outside the canteen decided to put some music on and dance.

1.00pm - What's for lunch?

Seb Day in the life - 1pm

Back home and a look in the fridge reveals that there is not much on the menu today...

I also nearly set the toaster on fire because one of my housemates left a big chunk of bred in there - arrrrgh! Dinner today: frankfurters, pitta bread, peppers and some grapes - yummy.

2.00pm - Making bubbles in a Science Specialism lecture

Seb Day in the life - 2pm

Science specialism lecture and we are in our own education science lab (I have to admit I love wearing those white lab coats).

We talk about how we can make science for children more practical and experiment how to make the biggest bubbles.

3.00pm - Time for a quick nap

Seb Day in the life - 3pm

A student essential is sleep, so whenever I can afford a nap I will close my eyes. I only wanted to nap for about half an hour but I must have been sleeping for ages when my housemates banged on my door to wake me up.

5.00pm - A walk on the River Thames

Seb Day in the life - 4pm

A big plus for Kingston is the close proximity of the River Thames. Before I get ready for tonight's charity event, the girls and I decided to stroll along the Thames and enjoy the lovely spring-like evening.

6.00pm - Getting ready for the night out

Seb Day in the life - 6pm

After a lovely walk along the Thames I had a shower and no plan what to wear tonight. Took me ages to decide and find an outfit for tonight but I am finally back on the uni bus going up to Kingston Hill campus.

8.00pm - The LRC library in the dark

Seb Day in the life - 8pm

It is getting darker but there are still many students working hard in the Library. It is perfect to have a library open 24 hours, so everyone can work whenever it is best for them.

10.00pm - Attending the YORBA school of Education event

Seb Day in the life - 10pm

Every year the School of Education at Kingston uni organises a charity evening for local children with special needs.

This year I was helping behind the scenes (which is only one way to get involved) and we had a fantastic evening with lots different acts from students playing instruments to lecturers performing a sketch. It was fun and for a good cause...what more can you ask for?

12.00am - A drink with friends at the Student Union bar

Seb Day in the life - 12am

A fantastic and sunny day comes to an end and we decided to have a few drinks in the Student Union bar on campus.

It was an amazing night and we were laughing and dancing until late. Despite having to get up for uni the next morning.

Being a student is all about enjoying being with your friends!

A day in the life of a Primary Teaching student - Lectures at Kingston Hill campus, leftovers for lunch, making giant bubbles, walking along the River Thames and attending the Yorba School of Education eventA day in the life of a Primary Teaching student - Lectures at Kingston Hill campus, leftovers for lunch, making giant bubbles, walking along the River Thames and attending the Yorba School of Education event
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