Wow, I finally surfaced after a packed month
of this that and the other.
THIS: Working on my assignments and exploring the world of Mass
Media Propaganda, utilising Pebble Pad to the fullest.
THAT: My work in the Students’ Union, every day different, new and
THE OTHER: Lots of fun, play and other exciting activities.
Read on for more details.
The course is going really well. I’m able
to find just the right balance between work and study. It’s
definitely about staying focused and strict to your
schedule. My tip is allocate a set day over the weekend
dedicated solely for study, reduce your T.V. intake (as in I don’t
watch any soaps, so I save my sanity and I save around four hours a
week.) The time you save not watching T.V. you can use this for
valuable reading time. So I’m looking forward to my next assignment
and will have an enjoyable (seriously) time doing my research for
my final project.
Work, work, work!
The job is also going fine. It’s been a
busy month. So busy I’ve not had a chance to stop and
blog. My time as the president has been full of lots of
exciting and different things. I will definitely miss this
when my term is over. The good news is (to cut a long story
short) I’ve just re run in the elections and I won by a comfortable
amount. So I’ve got another year to really cement things
in. This is perfect cus now I can really concentrate on the
new Walsall Union project and get on with an International Audit
for the NUS.
N.U.S. National Conference has also just
passed by and again this was a very enjoyable time that I shared
with others from the Union and University, Colin, Naveed and
Claire. There was supposed to be six of us but that’s another
story. Myself and two others (or me and two of the others-
yeah that’s how I’d speak it) got up on stage and spoke out on some
student policy motions. I was very happy that Liam Burns was
successfully elected as the new NUS President. I won’t bore
you with all the results but everyone I voted for got in. I’m
expecting a positive year ahead.
conferences!!! It’s conference season so pretty much most of
my weeks are filled with conferences. You can get your ‘learn
on’, catch up with other union officers, do the networking thing
and really get the latest info on what’s happening
nationally. Plus at certain ones you get a stack load of
freebies. I’m really looking forward to NUS Black Students’
Conference and NUS International Students’ Conference. I’ve
been working on some new policy motions to go to both NUS Campaigns
and they will bring positive change for all students. Good
University of Wolverhampton attending the NUS National
Dissertation period for most students now so
the Activities Centre is always buzzing with activities.
SU Activity Centre
The Kenny does sometimes get the play.
After Ken Harris is finished with talking about himself in the
third person, I like to do my usual workout in the gym and get my
sweat on. Not had much time for it lately, but I’ve been
trying to get to know my motorbike a bit better. Save money
and learn a few useful things at the same time. Brought myself
some new brake pads, well not for me but for the bike. Also
had to buy a new fuel hose cus it turns out the one on there is the
wrong type. I am now the mechanic of my own motorcycle, job
done. Well I’ve still gotta do the brake pads, but I did the first
I’m still sifting through my leisure
activities but I have to say that cooking, is still up there in my
top four. Why a top four and not a top three? I hear you
ask. Well I’ll give you the full run down in the next blog,
but for now I will leave you with the thought of.........