Course: BA (Hons) English Literature with Drama
Level: Second Year
Hometown: County Durham
Other information: I came to Kingston after having a gap year where I was employed. I am the first in my immediate family to attend higher education. I am a member of a number of societies including Fencing, Twist Choir, Drama, The Voice Magazine, LGBT, KU Volunteering, Feminist Society, Cinema Appreciation Society and Kingston Writing School. I am also a Kingston University Student Ambassador.
I chose Kingston because... it's close to London without being right in the city centre. Also, its connection with the Rose Theatre gives me lots of great opportunities for using the skills I'm learning in my Drama degree in a professional setting.
I have got to where I am now.... because of my parents. They always encouraged me to do whatever it takes to get to my dream - even if it involved moving to the other end of the country. As I'm the first of my immediate family to go to university I couldn't have got here without the support of my family. They also encouraged me never to settle for second best which is why I decided to choose the university that suited my needs the best, not the one that was closest to home.
My plans for the future are... I would like to finish my degree at Kingston, hopefully with a first. After that I still don't know if I want to go into writing and freelance jornalism, or continue my stidies and get a PGCE so I can become a teacher. Thankfully I've still got time to make up my mind!
Posted 23 May 2013 by Sara Ann
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Posted 20 May 2013 by Sara Ann
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My year of living dangerously
Posted 7 May 2013 by Sara Ann
Sometimes it seems like yesterday I moved into my room in halls, other times it seems like a lifetim...
The independance and freedom I get from living on my own. Although it was quite difficult to get used to at first it's great being able to do my own shopping and washing. I'm eating a lot healthier now I do my own food shopping as well so moving out has been really good for me.
Of the many people I admire I think my ultimate hero would have to be Dawn French. She's a really witty person who never pretends to be something she's not and is very comfortable in her own skin. My favourite quote of hers is, 'If I'd been around when Reubens was painting I'd have been revered as a fabulous model. And Kate Moss? She'd have been the paintbrush.'
My iPad. I've got a LoveFilm account so I can watch films directly on it and there is also BBC iPlayer, ITV Catch-Up and 4OD available which are a God send. I'm really chaotic when it comes to remembering things I want to watch.