Friday, 28 November 2014

The Reality of Deadlines!

Since my last blog, my second year of Uni has truly started! In the last month I have had three deadlines; two for sociology and one for psychology. I have definitely noticed the increase in the intensity of work and would say that the jump from year one to year two is much bigger than the one from A-level to University! Despite all of this, and the tears I had shed in the library and to my mum, I have managed to get all of deadlines in on time! J

So now I have caught up on my sleep and have got all of the energy drinks out of my system, it is back to work for me. I am lucky as I don’t have January exams; however I have four deadlines due in the first week of January! This is a very strange time of year as all students are counting down the days until the library is open 24/7!! It may sound sad but it is amazing when the library is open all the time and you have deadlines due. But it’s even better now that we can get Starbucks coffee in the library! It really is the small things in life! J

Getting away from the talk of deadlines, everyone seems to be getting into the Christmas spirit! We have our work Christmas party coming up which everyone is excited about as we have a prize for the best reindeer costume. But the best thing about being at a London University at this time of year is that you can be at Winter Wonderland within the hour! If you are not in the festive spirit this will help to fulfil all of your Christmas needs! There’s an ice rink, a massive Ferris wheel, an ice bar, a Bavarian beer house and loads of other things to get into the spirit!

Anyway, I better crack on with my work! Speak soon!!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

My first blog!

Hey guys, I’m Laura and I’m in my second year of BSc Sociology and Psychology.

Initially I was very intimidated by the nature of my course as it is very essay based. However now I’m in my second year I honestly cannot see myself doing anything else! If you’re like me and you’re a bit worried about the intensity of the course, please don’t be! The great thing about this programme is the amazing support network that you have around you. The lecturers are so approachable and helpful with all issues that you have during your time here, even if the problem isn’t necessarily University related. 

The first year of this programmes aims to bring everyone up to the same level, so if you haven’t studied either programme before then this really is not an issue!  In the first year of Sociology we looked at ‘Inequality and Social Change’ and research methods. These courses gave me an insight into what Sociology was really about and made me realise how many different ideologies existed with regards to the realities of society. The first year of Psychology looked at many different aspects including abnormal and social psychology. As well as this, we had a module looking at the different approaches to counselling.

My main advice for any student, would be to get involved in the University in any way possible! Whether this is getting involved in societies, our huge array of sports clubs or an in campus job. This summer I started a job within the Enquiry Unit. During this time I have made the most amazing friends and had the opportunity to develop personal skills as well as increase my knowledge of the University. It also looks great on your C.V!

Please take advantage of the amazing opportunities that you have available to you during your time here! Don’t forget to enjoy term one!