Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Semester 2 - Settling back in

*sorry for the lack of posts*

Here goes: Semester 2 has been very busy so far. I'm in everyday and as well as juggling my core modules i'm also studying my option module. 3 out of 4 modules this Semester are very practical which is a bonus for a practical person like me.

So as i said i'm in University everyday this semester so haven't been able to attend as many nights out as last semester but i've saved a lot more money which is also a bonus. Monday and Tuesday both consist of going into Uni for an hour lecture, which i personally find very annoying but it does get me up and out of the flat.

The practical modules so far have been really fun and i'm really enjoying studying my TV module which see's me and the rest of my class in the TV studio creating a live TV show. The Media facilities at my university (University of Sunderland) are incredible, not only do they have the old Blue Peter set, they have a green room and a gallery full of all the specialist equipment needed to make a good show.

My Theory module is on the History of Journalism, though very interesting it also seems very challenging. I'm still undecided on 2 of the essay questions but i'm going to have to pick 1 soon as it's due in, in 2 weeks. Settling back in to Uni for Semester 2 has overall been fine. If anyone has any questions on the course i'm studying, the university i'm at, or just university questions in general i'll be happy to answer them.

I'm also going to try and update this again very soon.


  1. Hello!
    I'm a 17-year-old and I am from Greece. I have made my application through UCAS and I'm waiting for the final decisions of the universities I've chosen. I must tell you that I really admire you, cause you are doing what you truly love and where you want to be. It's my dream come true to finally make it and study in England like you.
    So, I have two questions for you. First, which way did you make money and how difficult was it? And what was the most surprising or interesting thing you know about your Uni or any other especially in England?
    Thank you :)

  2. Hi, Sorry for the late reply I have only just seen this. I think the way we will receive money for University will be different, I receive a loan off the 'student loan company' so that I can afford to live at University. I know a study abroad student from America who had to save up for a year to be able to study for a term at my University. Secondly, my University has a beach 20/30 minute walk away and that was quite surprising to learn that I am living that close to a beach (which btw is very nice). If you have any other questions feel free to comment her or tweet me @ScottTMedia