Thursday, 22 August 2013

I miss uni :(

So, Clearing is well underway, the new team members are in the office and all is well except…I miss uni :( It’s so weird, the majority of my best friends are getting ready to start their second or third year in September and are beginning to receive their timetables and finalise accommodation, and I’m…just…here :( I miss the stress of deadlines and sense of purpose and direction; I’ll still be around for cheerleading, but it’s not the same :( University is a wonderful experience, folks! Don’t take any of your time for granted! 

On a brighter note, I’m off to the Dominican Republic in less than a month; 40 degrees plus, here I commmme :D It’s been said many a time that I’m a tropical creature :) Give me sun, sand, a body of water, a book, some music and a mojito and I’m happy :D Okay so that’s actually quite a list but, still!

I hope everyone’s been enjoying their summer and for those of you who recently received you’re A Level results: CONGRATULATIONS!! If you didn't do as well as you’d hoped, never fear! It’s honestly not the end of the world, and there are more routes to your chosen degree and/or career than you might think!

So, I know how desperate you all are to see Eric’s progression, so without further ado, here he is:

He’s amaaaaazing! Full credit to my supervisor, Spencer, of course :) I’m thinking of growing some cress; not quite as ambitious as an avocado plant, perhaps, but still – I really like it in sandwiches with ham or egg!

As I've been working full time lately I don’t really have much to tell you all about :( Besides the fact I miss university, of course…Ooh – I’m going to Carnival on bank holiday Monday! Woohoooo! :D I’ll be sure to take some pictures for you for my next blog :)

Until next time, see ya later, alligators! :)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

I graduated!

As the title suggests, this month’s blog is going to be about my graduation :D

I can proudly say I graduated on Wednesday 24th July 2013 at 2:45pm with an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) in Business Psychology :)

One thing I will say is that the day itself is pretty long. You are advised to turn up an hour and a half before your allotted ceremony time, and I’d recommend you turn up even sooner – I arrived at 12:45 and had plenty of time to collect my gown, get my professional photos taken, relax and have something to eat, and get to the Chapel where my ceremony was held.

Another thing to note with regards to organisation is the importance of ordering your gown and pre-paid photography package(s) in good time. Working in the Enquiry Unit, I had one lady phone on a Tuesday saying that her ceremony was on the Thursday and that she hadn’t ordered her gown and didn’t know what to do! The University of Greenwich don’t provide the graduation gowns or professional photography (it’s all done via Ede & Ravenscroft, London's oldest tailor and robe maker: so there wasn’t much I could advise besides contacting Ede & Ravenscroft!

In order to avoid a similar situation, our students are advised to order their gowns at least three weeks prior to graduation. This gives Ede & Ravenscroft enough time to put your personalised order together and get it to the correct campus on graduation day.

So, what’s next for me? Well I have this job in the Enquiry Unit until September/October time, then after that I need to find another job! I’m thinking of doing some more clerical/administrative work until I work out what I’d really like to do; I’m toying with the idea of starting my own business, but it’s really hard work and I’m terrified of failing! I shall keep you posted on the job front! :)

To conclude this fortnight’s blog: Eric :)

Here’s how he looks now:

He’s certainly recovered well after his minor accident during transportation! :)

Until next time folks…