Hia guys! Hope you’re all ready for the Easter break after submitting most of your coursework, not long to go now! Even though, I will be stuck in uni rehearsing for my final production whilst you’re tucking into your Easter eggs; the joys of being a third year student, ey?!
Anyway, I’ve had a pretty eventful week this week. Learnt a few handy tips and thought I would share them with you based on this very interesting past week. So here we go, the do’s and don’ts of university life.
Leave things until last minute
As Ceri said in her last blog, fail to prepare, prepare to fail. This is very true in all kinds of work from GCSE’s all the way to the final assessment of your degree. As a drama student this saying is very important to me and have engraned it into my brain, especially as we are nearing ever so closely to our final production. Through the years we have seen a lot of very bad proffesional performances, and so we do not want to be put in that category. This is why we have been devising pieces for the performances since the start of the year. It’s never too early to start on a project. This is also true to the dreaded revision that most of you have to do over this easter! Start early = no all nighters.
Cook with a scarf
I usually enjoy cooking, and as myself and my housemate decided to climb Kilimanjaro this sep we thought we could bake some cakes and hold a cake stall at the Atrium to raise money for our charity, Meningitis Research Foundation. However, this cooking session ended up being quite a catastrophe, as we’d had a long day at uni and my housemate thought it would be a good idea to have a drink whilst cooking – our first bad move. Also, I thought I could make a video of me and my housemate cooking a mars bar cake, so that I could put it on the GlaminSight Facebook page. However, as I was explaining how to make them I lent over the stove and my scarf caught fire :/ only when I could smell burning, I found that I was actually on fire! The video is currently floating around YouTube thanks to my housemate! So yeah, just a tip for you, don’t wear scarves whilst cooking! But do cook with your housemates because it’s great fun!
Attend a Careers Fair or UCAS event
This week I went to Llandrindod Wells High School Careers Fair, and even though the sports hall was absolutely freezing and actually colder than outside somehow; I really enjoyed. The pupils seemed really interested in the University and wanted to know what courses we offered etc. Although I did come across some shy people who weren’t sure what they wanted to do after leaving school and didn’t know where to start, some didn’t even come up to me at all because they were so shy, but fairplay to those of you who did venture over to ask me about the university! I strongly believe, if you don’t ask you won’t get the information that you need to make your decision. We don’t bite, so come over for a chat whenever you see a Glamorgan stand at your Careers Fair or UCAS event. Even if you just pick up a prospectus, that’ll be enough. That’s after all how I found out about the university and their courses and also the Open Day dates, and the rest is history!
Don’t be afraid to take risks
As I am about to graduate in a few months, I am currently applying for jobs. I’m applying for all sorts of jobs that I know I won’t probably get as I am either in-experienced or there is a high number of people trying for it, but 2 months ago I applied for a job at the BBC, thinking I would never get it, but I got an interview and I am now on their reserve list. That was my first interview for a proper full time job. So, that has given me the confidence to apply for other jobs, and made me feel that anything is possible! This applies for you too. Accept the university offers that are a bit risky or the courses that you think will challenge you because you never know where it will take you. Take the opportunities that are given to you and you will thrive, I promise!
That’s all from me for this week! Keep working hard, it’s all worth it in the end 🙂Sian.