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Re-Election

After the results and the initial uproar following the elections, things went quiet for a while. I assumed that the right action had been taken and those who were involved had been spoken to and it had been dealt with. Then a few weeks after it all calmed down, I received an email that I was… Continue reading Re-Election

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De Montfort University – Student Elections 2018

After much debate and battling with myself, I decided to run as a candidate for the Disability Representative role at De Montfort University’s Student Union.  If I won, I would be the representative for the next academic year, 2018-2019… Or that was the theory. I have congenital Cerebral Palsy which affects three of my limbs—known… Continue reading De Montfort University – Student Elections 2018

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My Second Year at De Montfort University – Societies

DEMON FM - HOMERUNSHOW  In the summer between my first year and second year, I decided that I wanted to continue to be a part of Demon Media, particularly DemonFM. Presenting on the afternoon show last year was very fun but I wanted a change. From the knowledge I picked up on last year, I… Continue reading My Second Year at De Montfort University – Societies

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At University with a Disability: Hiring Carers In Second Year

BEGINNING THE SEARCH AT THE START OF MY SECOND YEAR The first challenge and, in many ways, obstacle for me this year was to find and select two new Personal Assistants/ Carers to help me with: my studies, my basic needs and my social life when joining clubs and societies. Unfortunately, I was saddened to hear… Continue reading At University with a Disability: Hiring Carers In Second Year

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How To Be A Successful Student: Tips 6-10

6. STUDY GROUPS  I can guess what you are thinking when you hear this point of advice. As soon as you settle in, you are advised to join a study group, particularly one made up of your fellow course members. I know it may sound trivial but it really is useful. It doesn’t have to be… Continue reading How To Be A Successful Student: Tips 6-10

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How To Be A Successful Student: Tips 1-5

Now completed my second year at De Montfort University and moving onto my third year… I have some tips for you! PREPARING FOR UNIVERSITY  There is a lot of places that I could start and give my advice and guidance. But I think the best place is when you start preparing yourself for starting University.… Continue reading How To Be A Successful Student: Tips 1-5

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My Thoughts On My University Journey So Far

I am not perfect. I make mistakes as does everyone. But now I have completed three years at University. One year at Southampton Solent University and two at De Montfort University. Each one of the years was full of their own set of challenges, some more than difficult to overcome than others. The challenges and… Continue reading My Thoughts On My University Journey So Far

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The Second Year On My Course – Journalism

Now, lets talk Journalism! Practical Journalism 2 Compared to Practical Journalism 1, which was the equivalent of the unit I studied last year, this unit was definitely more challenging and there was a lot more pressure. Tutors gave us help and guidance, as well as all of the information that we all needed for all of the coursework. However,… Continue reading The Second Year On My Course – Journalism

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The Second Year On My Course – Creative Writing

First, let's talk about the creative writing part of my degree. Each of my two years on my creative writing part of the course has taught me that there are different forms of writing as well as genres. It has encouraged me to write in other genres other than the fantasy fiction genre that I am… Continue reading The Second Year On My Course – Creative Writing