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This week was my last full week in Kingston before I go home for the summer. I’ve been working hard at my placement so a lot of the things here are making the most of Kingston’s nightlife!

Monday - 9 June

Today I get to work with some great year 7s on a discovery day. Discovery days are when we invited groups of year 7s to see what university is about and get a feel for the place. My group was great! This is their dream university in 3D, it even has its own football stadium! I can’t say Kingston has that but the kids seemed to love it any way.

Working for the uni

Tuesday - 10 June

Spending some time up at Kingston Hill and here is the unofficial mascot who is apparently called George he wanders around the campus and knows everyone, even the staff! He isn’t owned by the uni but just likes to visit us!

George, the campus cat

Wednesday - 11 June

Catching up with my friend Joe at one of my favourite places in town! Creams the ice cream shop is absolutely incredible and a must for all students, they also do waffles this I a chocoholic waffle. It was absolutely incredible. So if you’re ever in Kingston head to Creams! It’s the best!

Waffles and cream

Thursday - 12 June

I have been so excited about this film coming out that I got myself and a friend fan screening passes! This is one of my absolute favourite books and I can honestly say that if anyone is even interested in the slightest in reading the book or seeing the film go, go, go! It’s amazing it was also nice to spend some time out with friends and catch the Brazil game too!

Screening pass

Friday - 13 June

It’s never to late to make friends on your course! I was invited out by some girls on my course this is me and the lovely Daniela! I ended up having my first proper night out in Kingston! I’m feeling really excited about coming back to class in September. I had some trouble making friends in September but we already have so many plans! Second year is going to be amazing!

Saturday - 14 June

We love KU! I was working at our Open Day on Saturday and it was so great to see so many people looking around and asking great questions! Hopefully we’ll see some of you for 2015 entry!!! If you want a feel for the open day search #LoveKU to see peoples tweets and maybe come to another in September or October!

Friends selfieLove KU outfits

Sunday - 15 June

My growing to-do list, there is a lot to do before all my stuff gets packed up and taken home for the summer.

To do list for Sunday

Girl on Tour

Posted 15 Jun 2014 by Tamara

 

Just a short and sweet one as I'm currently in the middle of exams, (so this is just another version of procrastination!)

For anyone who's a member of a sports team, in the middle of April we had one of the biggest and the best events in the season..TOUR!!!!!!

Tour 2014Sports tour involves going to another country, this year Salou in Spain (last year it was Rimini in Italy) With several other unis from all around the country, and competing against them in your sport, then everyone going out together every night and celebrating and getting to know each other! As it was my final year, I felt like it was something I definitely couldn't miss out on, as it is an experience I have loved every year and really helps you get closer to your team! ;D But pictures speak a 1000 words, so see for yourself!

 Everyone the day we were setting of at one of the netballers houses, getting ready for a twenty four hour coach ride!! Long, but that's part of the fun!

 At the netball venue ready to play! Tour is for people of all abilities, so we had social and competitive teams so everyone could get involved!

Doctors Night Out

 By the pool!!! The weather all week was absolutely lovely, so many afternoons were spent here ordering cocktails and getting ready for the night out.

The night out!! And no I don't wear this outfit for choice.... Each night out on Tour has a theme!! Our first night was themed nuns, our second themed doctors or patients depending on if you were a senior or fresher, I was a senior as you can see!! Our third night involved wearing the tour tops (Every team has tour tops where the person has a witty/funny statement about them written on the back of their top!) and the final night the whole of Kingston dressed as lifeguards!!

If tour would be all about perfecting your tan and looking stunning 100% of the time, then it isn't the place for you....But if the idea of a week in a foreign country with good friends, having amazing experiences and the best time possible, then definitely give it a go and join a sport next year!!

 

So whilst most other 2nd years are finished for the Summer, Midwifery 2nd years still have two assignments, one big practical assessment document to complete and this is all on top of the placement hours we have to complete each week. So this is the time when I draw on all the hints and tips I have heard!

1. Timetable: I am all about organising my time so I buy a cheap diary and write in certain subjects to revise/ assignments to work- that way I know I've not forgotten anything!

2. Sleep and Food: I can't work when I am tired or hungry so an early night is always on the cards and plenty of regular healthy snacks! I say healthy because this aids concentration - oily fish in particular apparently. But I do reach for the chocolate as a reward too!

3. Environment: I can't revise with the TV on or with lots of noise around me as I get much too distracted. Instead I find some calm, quite background music really helpful- Ben Howard is my favourite at the moment :D

4. Work Hard, Play Hard: I don't mean ending up exhausted and burnt out but you have to have time for yourself or you will go stir crazyyy! I enjoy running so that's often my sanity- a nice run through Richmond Park. But even meeting friends for lunch or a coffee is a well-earned break! Plan you relaxation or fun time so you have something to look forward too when your staring into your books.

5. Get Help: If you are not sure of something then don't suffer in silence ASK someone, you will regret it later otherwise and chances are if you don't know then others don't either!

6. Planning: Know when, where and the time of your exam/ deadline. Make sure you know what you need to take and how you're going to get there. There's nothing worse than last minute stress after all your preparation!

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