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The End of Second Year

Posted 24 Apr 2014 by Laura

 

It's almost the end of second year now so there is so much happening! I remember in my first year a lot of my friends told me that this year is a lot more stressful because of work and I was thinking 'Na, as long as you do the work early and leave enough time it'll all be fine!'

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WELL HOW I WAS WRONG!

It' quite hard to focus with being so close to a long summer off too - I'm trying to think of all the great things to do... I'm currently looking for holidays on the internet. I'm swaying towards somewhere hot with beaches... like Mexico or Greece. Then again, I've always wanted to go to Singapore and have a long city break. If anyone has any suggestions let me know :) I would just like to point out this is one of the great things about being a student -there is so much time between the years to do things you want such as travelling or getting internships etc. Plus its enough time to earn a decent amount of money which helps us poor students!

Best wishes, 

Laura

Making the Most of Your Time

Posted 22 Apr 2014 by Paula

 

Hey guys, how you doing?

Good I hope! So unless you've been living in a pineapple under the sea you'll know the sun has decided to grace our skies with its presence, and where there's sun there's procrastination! There's just something about the sun that makes us want to go out flaunt our clothes or spend our money, now there is nothing wrong with that but as a student a lot of the time that time could be better spent working towards that 1st class degree. Adopting some simple tips and tricks can help you to make the most of your time so you can get more out of your day.

If like me you travel a lot then use that travel time to do research - Google works just as fine on your phone as it does a computer (if you have a tablet you can work on a particular document).

To do lists and timetables are great because it means you're not working blindly, you know exactly what you need to have done and by when; knowing the deadline also helps to plan your time weeks in advance so you'll know if you can afford to indulge in a spontaneous shopping trip......... or nap.

Contrary to what was said previously, taking some time out is good for you time, if you focus on one thing for a long time you'll just get bored, the proverbial tap of ideas stops flowing resulting in you being less productive, effectively wasting your time. Time is precious people, make the most of it!

 

This week is my last full week of being at home for a while, as I'll head back to Seething Wells soon! I've spent most of the week relaxing and seeing friends and family!

Monday - 14 April

With a busy week ahead and some beautiful sunshine, I used today to get some sun, spend some time with my dog and get some reading done.

A beautiful sunny day!

Tuesday - 15 April

I took my little sister out today, to Hampton Court Palace. Although I only live down the road, I haven't had the chance to visit this year so I took the chance to take Summer out for the day. She really enjoyed it and we popped into central London after and explored Leicester Square, Hamley's and Carnaby Street!

Hampton Court Palace

Wednesday - 16 April

I've found a new love in baking. I'm not normally a good cook but these cupcakes came out better than I expected, especially as I made them totally from scratch!

Thursday - 17 April

I managed to catch up with two of my old school friends today at our local pub. I've known Grace since primary school, and Lucy since secondary. We're all reaching different points in our lives and it's so exciting to catch up with them when I'm home.

A new found love in baking!Catching up with old friends

Friday - 18 April

Being on a budget and not wanting to grow up meant a Happy Meal and Luigi!

Nothing makes me happier than a meal with Luigi

Saturday - 19 April

After realising I'd left half of my assignment in Kingston, boredom took over, here is a picture of my beautiful Doc Martens...they really are pretty!

I love Doc Martens!

Sunday - 20 April

My lovely pile of Easter Eggs! After eggs from family, seeing my wonderful Nana on her birthday and an Easter egg hunt where my Mum forgot where the prizes were, it's safe to say this has been one of the best Easters ever!

The best Easter ever!

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