Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Stop the press! Hold the phone! Read all about it!

I have a new blog!

The time has come to move on to graduate life with a new blog, I would like to thank you all for reading this one and I hope you will all join me in the new chapter of my life as a graduate...

Your continued support through social media and my blog has been an inspiration and I am truly thankful!

Ciao (see you on the other side!?) xx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

And I am back!

So lots has happened since my last blog post! I have finished uni and moved back to Northampton...

I spent two weeks relaxing after exams with lots of visits to different places and to see all my friends. I went to see Katy Perry in Manchester with a uni friend

 Was a tourist in London with my sister

 And packed up all my belongings in Sheffield to bring home

Two weeks went extremely quickly but I have since started my new job as graduate as a market development specialist. I am only a few days into it but I am really enjoying it and everyone has been lovely in welcoming me to the company! 

It's time for a massive change in my life but I am staying strong and looking forward to a new chapter with lots of exciting opportunities.

Ciao ciao! :) x

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

And that's a wrap...

So this is it, my time at university has come to a close! I have finished! I cannot believe how quickly it has gone! Honestly when people were telling me that your final year will fly by I didn't expect it would go this fast! Safe to say it's been an emotional rollercoaster of a year - we have had tears, stress and so much laughter.

The friends I have made this year are friends that I would like to think would be my friends for life (hopefully) and I have had some of the best times with them - even if it was in the library at goodness knows what time!

Exams are over (we shall see how I did in a couple of months time) and we have had our last course night out! I now have less than two weeks before I enter the 'real world' of work, along with moving into my beautiful house and starting my future! Crazy!

For my last "summer holiday" I have a few things planned including packing up my flat (sob), shopping at Meadowhall, visiting my little sister in London, my flatmates 22nd and going to see Katy Perry!

I cannot thank everyone who has supported me throughout my time at Hallam enough - my family, friends, tutors, placement and everyone else who has made my time here incredible. It is so sad to think that I won't be seeing some people ever again and others I won't see until Graduation...!

Roll on Graduation in November! 


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Now we've come to the end of the road...

It is emotional times all round at the moment... such a rollercoaster I feel like this...

The first exam is done and out the way. One down and two to go! I now have a few days before the next two exams so those are going to be filled with pure revision! My next exam is an open book one, so I am currently preparing all the notes to take in with me to that! It's based on a parcel delivery company, which is an industry that I don't have a lot of existing knowledge on (better get reading!)

The realisation that I am having to fully grow up is scary! The future awaits me with open arms and it's scary going into the unknown... I am sure others will be feeling the same and will be able to relate to what I mean. Need to get my Beyonce mode on and become a strong independent woman! (Anyone who knows me well will get the reference!!) I think Blink 182 pretty much sums it up in their song Dammit, heading back to secondary school for this one!

So after exams I need to find a way of moving out my flat in Sheffield! Crazy how quickly that's coming about! I am trying to make the most of my time here but it's running away! Lots of pictures have been taken as I am going to try to build a photoalbum of my years at uni! (If I ever find the time!!)

Back to the revision! Ciao for now x

Friday, 2 May 2014

Exam stress busters...

My first exam is NEXT WEEK, and yes I am revising but I needed a 5 min break so I am writing this and having a cup of tea. Nobody panic but the countdown is well and truly here, there's only 4 days to go before I will be sitting in a hall with sweaty palms so I won't be able to hold my pen properly...

Having not done an exam since before my placement year I am in a slight panic about writing non-stop for 2 hours... Preparing for cramp/hand spasms! And the 'rules' seem to have changed an awful lot in the past year, so let's hope I don't break any of those!

Right so today is a quick post about different coping methods of exam stress/worries, with my top tips!

1. Drink lots of tea!
As you may know I love love love tea. Therefore I drink a lot of it whilst revising, plus making a brew takes you away from reading and straining your eyes. Green or fruit tea is a great detox too so I have stocked up on my berries teabags!

2. Buy some good dunkers!
Find your perfect biscuit to accompany your tea! (Note this does not apply to green/fruit tea, obviously)

3. Eat lots of 'brain foods'
For example salmon and greens - YUM (instantly Einstein?)

4. Have a kit-kat or Diet Coke (aka break)
Thrown a little bit of marketing in there with the classic break snacks...? But yes, lots of breaks to absorb what you have read/written and to stop you wanting to have a sob...

5. Celebrate after exams!
Pretty self explanatory....
We are going to the pub after our last exam I think, it's the light at the end of the tunnel.

Right I am heading back to hit the books now... Notecards are EVERYWHERE

Good luck to anyone else taking exams!

Ciao xx

(p.s thanks to my flatmate for inspiring the post title...)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Easter Bunny's been and gone...


So time for a quick update....

The Easter break has gone far too fast! 2 weeks seems to have flown by but looking back I have done an awful lot! The majority of my time has been spent revising and doing things in my beautiful new house! However I also took my Mum for her belated Mother's Day gift of Afternoon Tea at 78 Derngate, which I would highly recommend! London was also on the list, as I spent the day visiting my sister.

I am now back in Sheffield and getting ready for the final chapter here with three exams starting on the 7th May and finishing 2 weeks later! It's terrifying to think that this is it, we are all so close to the finishing line!

Revision is going well so far, lots of index cards are flying around my room, along with post-it notes and books! I have pre-warned my flatmate to expect a spectrum of emotions from me (just glad I still have Easter Eggs to help me through!) Tea, biscuits and music are going to get me through the next few weeks!

So that's all for now folks!

Ciao xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter break

Well what a busy week it has been!

I have now officially finished all timetabled uni and am on my Easter break! Last Thursday we had our Leavers Ball, which was a brilliant night and I am so pleased I was part of the team who organised the event!

I would like to say that I am off relaxing for 2 weeks but sadly that just isn't the case! It's all about revision now! Having finished my final assignment I am now hitting the books and trying to cram everything I have learnt since September onto note cards and into my head....

So this week I have been trying to get the new house sorted... Painting, sorting and throwing out things that I never knew we had! Fingers crossed we will be ready for a house warming soon!! I've also been to London to see my not-so-baby sister at uni. My plan is to get lots of work done this week so I can enjoy the Easter bank holiday with my family and friends!

Seeing as revision isn't the most scintillating thing in the world I am drinking gallons of tea, listening to some classic tunes and trying to sit out in the sunshine to prevent looking more ghost like! If anyone has any suggestions of tunes to listen to that would be greatly appreciated!

Happy Easter everyone. Let's hope it's a lovely, sunny weekend (I plan on getting the BBQ out!)

Ciao, from the Easter Chick ;) x