So this time last year I was a fresher looking forward to uni, raring to get those grades and get a good start on what will be the rest of my life (no pressure right?).
Fast forward a year to now and I'd say I got off to a great start, made loads of friends - and future contacts, made use of use of the great cv building opportunities and most importantly got some good grades. But what does that matter first year doesn't count right? True, that's why it's time for me to step up my game so I can do even better this year and next year, it's not enough just to get that coveted 1st class degree but become that all round employable person that employers want to bring into their company. So that's my game plan for the rest of my uni career and good luck to everyone trying to achieve the best as well.
Bye until next time!
So, I figured since it's now ‘assignment season' I'd talk a little about them! I don't know about other courses but I do remember many of us talking about how the projects were ‘so similar to business A-level' ...BUT don't let that fool you!! What they're looking for in assignments at uni is NOT the same! They're looking for much more research and analysis of what you're given.
Also, Harvard referencing is added to the equation! Referencing and I...we have a love hate relationship. It was definitely my worst nightmare at first! But there are many help guides online and on the Kingston website to help you out...it's fine once you get used to it!
But, together with referencing comes plagiarism! Make sure you don't go onto different websites (yep, that means Wikipedia aswell!) and copy and paste different sentences and think it'll be okay! It wont! All assignments are handed in online and processed through a program called ‘Turn it in' and that way they can see if you've copied anyone! Don't worry, sounds scarier than it is!
Lastly, each faculty has a service where you can go with your assignment and ask for some help (it's called BLASC at Kingston Hill!); mainly with the fluency of writing, referencing and grammar! It's always good to go at least once with your assignment, the way you deliver your assignment, presentation and grammar wise, can make a big difference!
Well the year has already got off to a great start!
We are straight back into work on our newest project, which is a live brief based around creating promotional animations for a book. It involves placing separate responsibilities on each member of the group (e.g. Producer, Director, Art Director), so each person has a different input into the production of the animation.
This serves really well for us individually as well as within a group as it helps us to see where our strengths lie. It also helps us to work together much better, as by having our own separate roles it allows us to become organised as to what each person should be doing.
This year is all about our Final Major Project, which is the work we will present in our final year show both at university and a show in London. Starting the year off with this project is great as it allows us to get back into the routine after the summer and also gives us time to think about what it is we are most passionate about. Our Final Major Project (FMP) can be anything we want, from a concept for an animation through to a full blown piece of work- the main point is for us to explore our talents and maybe even do something we have never done before, but have really wanted to try it!
I am really excited about what this year has in store for me, and look forward to having fun with my work and creating something at the end which I have really enjoyed!
Christmas in Kingston
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Finding private accommodation and university support.
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