Posted by sthomas on December 14, 2016 12:50 pm
Even though we all have to attend lectures student life is very different for everyone. As I’m a Web Technologies student the majority of my time is spent in front of a computer screen. To give you more of an insight into what my student life is like I’m going to be sharing what I got up to the week commencing the 28th November.
Monday 28th November
Alarm goes off and I instantly reach for my phone to turn it off it. To wake myself up I check through social media. Before getting ready to leave for University I eat my usual breakfast of toast and a cup of tea. At 11am I leave my flat and do the very short walk to University.
11:15am – 1:15pm
I arrive to my first lecture of the day which is for our Individual Project. This module gives you complete freedom over what you want to do and how you spend your time. I actually didn’t do any work for Individual Project and instead applied for a few placement jobs and caught up with my course mates and discuss different pieces of work we had done and still got to do.
Once the lecture had finished I headed home to work on my Visual Design assignment. I looked through the feedback I’d been given last week and set out creating a new template screen on Adobe Photoshop. This had all the elements that would be used on every screen and all the heading fonts and sizes on. I checked that the sizes of the elements on the template screen were easily readable by putting them on Marvel, which is a prototyping tool.
After I’d finished the template screen I ate lunch. Today I decided on a chicken and mushroom Pot Noodle. I then quickly wash my pots and walked back to University.
3:15pm – 5:15pm
I arrived back at University for my last two classes of the day. The first is a seminar and the final one is a lecture for Web Design and Programming. The topic for both of these were on user authentication which involved looking at web Cookies and Sessions to store user details securely.
I got back from University and put my tea on straight away as I was starving. I had burgers with bacon, pigs in blankets, duck spring rolls and cheesy chips.
After tea I spent the rest of the evening chilling out watching Netflix, chatting with my friends and watching I’m a Celeb!
Wednesday 30th November
Woke up naturally as Wednesday’s are my day off and time to catch up on sleep. I checked social media, ate breakfast and got dressed before leaving the flat to go to the Placement Drop-in Session.
1:30pm – 4pm
Went to the placement unit to get two of my covering letters I’d written approved before sending them off. As the placement unit was extremely busy I started going through the Warner Bros online application whilst I waited. After a bit of a wait I had my covering letters checked. It needed a few slight changes but I got some really good advice and they also helped me with the Warner Bros application I’d started.
4pm – 4:50pm
I went shopping straight from the placement unit for my weekly shop. I brought all sorts of items to keep me stocked up for another week. I spent more than I wanted to and the bags were really heavy making the walk back the flat very uncomfortable and tiring.
5pm – 6pm
After putting my shopping away I sat down back at my PC and continued working on my Visual Design assignment. I created a few more screens, making small but good progress with the assignment.
Tea was finally cooked. I sat down while watching Netflix and ate my sausages and cheesy chips.
After washing my pot I started get ready for this week’s Thai Boxing social. The theme this week was Baywatch/Lifeguard’s. I had and shower, got in my outfit which was my red lifeguard top and white shorts and had a few cans of cider before heading out to meet everyone.
The rest of the night was spent with the Thai Boxing society going round our usual route of bars and clubs. We ended up in Tokyo where S Club were performing. We were given a VIP booth (not sure who got us it) and we were right next to Bradley and JoJo. We managed to get pictures with Bradley and had an amazing view from the VIP booth of them performing. It was a really good night with my friends.
Friday 2nd December
Woke up to the sound of my alarm which made me jump as I was extremely tired that morning. I don’t think I slept very well. I got out of bed, after checking social media, and ate my breakfast which was again toast and a cup of tea. I then got ready to go to work.
8:45am – 3:10pm
I arrived at University for the start of my shift. I was working as a Student Ambassador for the Open Day. Throughout the day I was there on hand helping the members of staff with the talks and tours and making sure people were going to the right rooms.
3:15pm – 3:45pm
Went into town straight after work to get some presents for family. Managed to get four presents but after getting back to my flat I noticed one was damaged so I need to go back at some point and see if I can get it changed.
4pm – 5pm
Before having my tea I continued to work on my Visual Design assignment and created a few more screens.
Tonight’s tea was left over pizza from the previous night and potato wedges.
6:20pm – 8pm
After my tea and getting into my gym gear I walked to University to meet Molly. We then walked up to the Leisure Centre as we were filming the second episode of Society Spotlight. This consisted of us interviewing the captain of the Boxing society and then actually giving it a go.
After filming this, I stayed for training. Tonight’s training was dedicated solely to sparring. It was really tough and I got hit in the face quite a bit. It was a great session though and I really enjoyed it.
8:30pm – 10pm
Got back to flat just in time to watch I’m a Celeb with Lauren (my friend).
Watched rubbish on TV and chatted with Lauren till we were both tired.
I hope this has given you a good insight into what life at University is like. Like I said, student life is different for everyone so make sure you look at my fellow bloggers post to get a sense of what student life is like for them too!
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