Sunday, 23 February 2014

A typical day...

I have had a bit of writers block recently... trying to think of things to write about etc. So this week I have decided to give you an insight into my life as a final year student. I am hoping that with this post I will be able to clear up any misconceptions that my life is one big party just because I am a student (It's like 10% partying!)

Just to set the scene...
So since coming back from placement a lot had changed, I was suddenly a lot more confident, however a lot of my friends were no longer at uni due to not doing a placement or not being on the same course as me! Therefore I now live in a lush 2 bed flat with my fabulous flatmate Anna. On my course I have a lovely close friendship group, although it's sad that it is only now that we are really getting to know each other.

Right so being a final year student is tough and there is a lot of work! 

A typical day for me involves getting up ready for uni at 9am... going into uni for a few hours to attend lectures/seminars.... a spot of lunch... working on my assignments etc... applying/looking for jobs....and I carry on working till about 10pm (I do stop to watch Corrie and eat dinner with my flatmate!!!)

Recently there's been a lot of group work so that's involved working in the library till gone 8pm each night with the groups (big shout out to the Destiny's Child group).

So after uni I come home or to the library and carry on with the reading, assignments and starting now revision will be added to that list! I am also part of the Enterprise Society and Leavers Ball Committee so there are planning meetings for these each week too!

At the weekends it's pretty non-stop too! I spend every other weekend seeing the boyfriend, but otherwise I make sure all my reading, revision and job applications get done! Plus the washing and tidying my room!

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this year and (almost) everything I am learning is so useful and interesting! There seems to be some misconception that just because we are students we are partying all the time, but let me tell you there just isn't the time in final year! Some people will disagree I am sure but for me it's a couple of nights out a month for birthdays!

When bedtime comes around I am a happy bunny!

Having done a placement year I fully appreciate working hours and how much effort is needed to be put into work... I am so glad I have experienced that and have been able to keep up the mentality of getting up and working (most of the time!)

Ciao x 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

2 Months Left!

With less than 8 weeks left of my timetabled uni things are really starting to get real... With only one more piece of group work and one assignment due in the revision is officially starting this weekend! After the Easter break I come back to three exams - Strategic Management, Marketing Communications, and Strategic Marketing Management.

So with this in mind the job hunting has also stepped up a gear, I have now set aside time each day to go through all the job sites and get applying! Watch this space....

The more I think about it, the more I realise just how much I learnt through work experience and how much the opportunities boosted my confidence! I am trying so hard to encourage everyone to do their placement year/additional work experience where possible! The wealth of experience has provided me with the ability to apply that to my final year at uni.

Afraid this is just a short post today as I have a cold and am feeling slightly under the weather, plus I have lots to be getting on with! I will have another blog post coming soon....! Hope no one else has the lurgy - I am powering through with vitamin C tablets!

Ciao x

Monday, 10 February 2014

Feel the love...

Right so Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so it is time to get soppy and talk about LOVE...

There are many different types of love, and here are a few things that I love :)
  • My Family - an unconditional love
  • My Friends - love them for being there for me when I need them
  • My Soulmate - Love in its purest form (and he makes me the best tea)
  • My cat - if you know me you will undrestand
  • Communicating - This is a love and passion of mine!
  • Tea - You can't beat a good cuppa
I always find Valentine's Day a strange one... I am a firm believer that you should spread the love every day and there shouldn't really be one "dedicated day"... but hey ho!

Commercially this day is brilliant for the shops...Cards, flowers and chocolates galore! Websites like Moonpig etc have been bombarding me with emails for weeks. Personally, I just buy a card and then we cook a meal together to save money (all valentine's things seem to cost a small fortune!) I cannot understand why people spend £50 on a bunch of roses which are going to die within a week!?

Anyway this is just a short post to find out what you love? Share that love in the comments box below! How are you spending Valentine's Day? I am heading back to Northants to spend a chilled weekend with my beau!

Ciao xx

Monday, 3 February 2014

Oh hi there...

I cannot believe another week has flown by! This week has been slightly busier than last with group work taking hold of our lives for the next few weeks!

I have two pieces of group work in this month (a day apart...crumbs!) which are actually pretty interesting! The first one is a marketing communications based project to attract more tourists to Sheffield, all is good with that! 

And then we move on to the second, which is slightly less "sexy"... This one is a consultancy project for a vending machine company, needless to say the inspiration of how to make this engaging with the audience took us a while to decide!

Anyway fingers crossed these will all come together and go well, I am so lucky with the groups I am in as the other people are all brilliant (and we are going to be spending a lot of time together in the library - snacks galore!)

Oh such a glamorous life of a marketing student!

Anyway as a side of all the marketing going on... 

Say Hello!
I have decided that I would love to know who reads my blog as I am not sure who you lovely readers are! So here's the challenge - let me know who you are! Either comment below or send me a little tweet! (Don't panic just say hey!) I love the community I have developed through different social media channels and it would be great to know who actually looks at the blog from those!

Also as we are heading towards the end of being a student I am not sure if I am going to continue with the blog? Need some direction on where to take it!

Ciao for now! x