Friday, 21 November 2008

Sixy-first and Sixty-second Day

Thursday: Starting to Write

In Starting to write it was reaviled that we have a folder to complet before christmas. Okay so we had the information before but our tutor hadn't mentioned it. I'm working under the general premis that untill it is mentioned I don't need to do it.

Not exactly logical I know.

The lesson iself was talking about character.

Friday: Language & Society

Finished off warring words I suppose I should start my essay.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Sixtieth Day

IT for writers today focused on photo shop it seems like quite a good program. I am in no doubt that the Gimp can probably do everything that photo shop can. I attempted to take Teal'c's tattoo and place it on Ainsley Harriot. It worked to begin with then something when wrong, can't say what and I lost it. In any case it was good to get to know a new system, I'll get by brother to teach it to me. With some work I could probably become quite proficiant.

Then was scriptwriting. We talked about summaries and pitches for a script. It is strange but just outlining my story helped me to focus the theme of my story. While I would not claim to be able to write like Asimov or Clarke I think I've got my script theme down. To be basic it is about people being lost in a world where it is next to impossible. The Star Trek Original series episode: For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky, is quite a good example of what I'm trying to do. The story is set in a geodesic dome which is the only habitable place on the planet.

I will see how it goes.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fifty-ninth Day

In American Short Story we went over the essay, on of the ones due in before christmas. I think I now have a clear idea of how to do the essay now. Luckyly there is a certain amount of freedom, so we can be selective and only use the stories that we liked. I have a fair idea of what I'm going to do which I will embark on soon. (Maybe even tomorrow.)

Tomorrow is IT for writers and Scriptwriting. They are both quite fun.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Fifty-eighth Day

Today was writing media. Our usual teacher was away, but this teacher was actully quite interesting. She had quite a different style to her lesson, we sat in a group and although we got a good amout of work done we also were abkle to discuss more than with our regular teacher. We are currently in the process of assembling our items for the next assesment. I have a fair idea what I'm going to do. The great thing is that we have almost complete freedom. There is a world limit, but we can submit one piece or many as long as they add up to the limit.

The bad: I have two essays due in before Christmas (Three in total) I think they will be eminently do able they just won't nessesarily be interesting.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Fifty-seventh Day

Another strange Sunday.

On Sundays I feel I should just relax. Problem is I'm not sure what to do on a Sunday.

Anyway got a bit of work done and went to the shops to get the essentials. (Chocolate and Yogurt and a couple of other things.)

In the evening I popped into Smiths. I've come up with and great way of not spending too much money there, don't take much! Elegant in its simplicity.

Still lost on the machines though.

The quiz was quite good, my team didn't win. - Nor did I win at the bingo - still fun though.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Firfty-fifth and Firty-sixth Day

Friday was the last day of reading week. Got quite a good amount of work done and am now in a good position to begin my essays. I think I might be spending a lot of time in the LCR next week.

Went to Smiths, the union pub, on the Friday evening. If it had a busy period I managed to miss it completely. I went down at about seven and then again at 10ish and both times it was almost completely empty.

Saturday was a strange day. Got up rather late and the day seemed to be over very quickly. However got work done.

On both evenings I went down to Smiths and played on the games machine...gambling bad.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Fifty-fourth Day

The penultimate day of reading week. Got a good amount of work done today. Haven't actually embarked on the essays yet, but then there is other work to be going on with.

I know essay in the plural is scary!

Also managed to fill the kitchen with smoke! Just by the application of sausages. The plastic container melted and with a strong punch the sausages would have turned to dust, like so many vampires.

Tomorrow the last day of reading week.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Fifty-third Day

Today was my only lesson of this week; scriptwriting. We saw a few short films, they can be very good but are usually quite sad. We saw one called 'The Boy with Blue Eyes' , 'Re:Run' , 'Day at the Beach' and I think a couple of others. The strange thing is that the work we have to do has to have no dialogue and all the one we've see have dialogue.
Nevertheless I have a fairly good idea of what to do and I'll know when I get the mark.

So reading week continues, I have actually done quite a lot of reading. So it lives up to its name.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Fifty-second Day

Reading Week continues. I think I'm getting a good amount of work done. I'll know properly at the end of the week.

Tomorrow is my only lesson for this week; Scriptwriting. I've got the charater profile done, just needs to be checked.

My computer seems not to like Stargate season 7. It wouldn't play the first disk and the secound one is vibrating ridiculusly.


Monday, 10 November 2008

Fifty-first Day

Today was the first day of Reading Week. I have done a little more work than usual, I think it should be enough by the end of the week.

Also went shopping, just a few supplies.

Not much else to say really.

So reading week continues and I'll try to beat todays amount of work done.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Fiftieth Day

Today was Sunday.

Got some work done at home in the morning. Leaving me having done an average of 4 hours a day, 20 extra hours of work over the week. Not too shabby.

I'm working on the philosophy that as long as deadlines are met it doesn't really matter how much work I do.

Next week is reading week. It's the old free - study period argument. I'm hoping to get a good amount of work done.

We shall see.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Forty-nineth Day


Got up very late by virture of having gone to bed late. So watched the Futurama movies, the first was better than the secound.

Went out for a take away - I know that sounds like a misnomer but we were at someone elses house.

Came back via grandmas and watched Merlin, it is a strange series.

Should do some work tomorrow.

Next week reading week.

Forty-eighty Day

Well forgot to write this yesterday so this is for Friday.

Started the day with Language and Society, were going through political language and on to military language. The way that a government is able to sell war to the public. Which leads me nicely into what my essay is on, Nukespeek.

I spent most of the rest of the day in the LRC working, actually I read most of the time but I am getting my work done.

In the evening I came home and shall be spending the weekend with mum, dad and Richard.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Fourty-seventh Day

Today was supposed to be Starting to Write. It was cancelled because an author was coming in to take to us. I suppose it was vaguluy interesting but since I didn't know him or his novel I had no idea of a question to ask. I would much rather have had the lesson since it is my favourite.

Next week is reading week so it's not on next week either. Which is a bit of a shame.

Tomorrow language and society.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Forty-sixth Day

Today was IT for Writers. I think I have I pretty good idea for my essay now, it'll be on wikis and comments in general on the web. I know it sounds like a broad subject but I think I can pull it off.

Afterwards was Scriptwriting. A much better lesson than they have been previously, and sci-fi is okay as a genera.

I got my mark today for the script, 58%. Not too bad I guess. I'll up load it, right now my main computer needs so convincing to get on line.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Forty-fifth Day

Today was American Short Story. The stories seem to be getting progressively better. This one 'The Storm', was quite straight forward and the symbolism much more easy to see.

Next week is reading week. Which I guess most people call a free. It'll be a good chance to catch up
on some work - and I handed in my IT project today.

Wednesday tomorrow - the busiest day.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Forty-fourth Day

Today was writing media. We're preparing for the next assessment which will be a collection of our work. Some of it will be autobiographical but we are allowed to fictionalise it, in any case who would know. That piece of work is due in a short while after Christmas, so really we want to get it done before Christmas.

Food wise I've been able cook a strange assortment of food after the freezer went bang. All of it should be usable, I'll just have some weird meals for a few days.

Tomorrow is American Short Story.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Forty-third Day

Today was Sunday.

Spent most of today at home. Watched Battlestar Galactica, I do not see the great show that the reviews seems to but it was all right.

My IT for writers work is pretty much finished. I think the leaflet I've made is quite good. Well I'll know properly when it is marked.

Tomorrow is Writing Media.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Forty-second Day


Came home today Will soon be ready to submit my IT leaflet. I'll take it and get it checked on Wednesday.

Managed to salvage pretty much all of the food after the freezer went bang!

So come Monday should have another piece of work to hand in.

Forty-first Day

Well forgot this again.

So this is actually for Friday.

For Language and Society we only had the lecture so by 11 o'clock we were finished for the day, but we've been given our first assingment. Eeek! At least we have a good choice of questions however.

After Language and Sociect I went to the LCR to finish work for Starting to Write. That has been handed in now along with the critical review for Writing Media.

Friday was Halloweeen. Lots of people were dressed up,there was some sort of party at the union. I went down there but nobody I knew was there. The quiz and bingo has been moved to Sunday though so I'll be going to that.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Fortieth Day

Starting to write was cancelled today so that we could write our timed assesments. The picture we had was of Joseph Beuys, though the story only had to be inspired by the picture. I've got something written, it feels more like; 'a bunch of stuff that happened'rather than a story. I think it's okay, only time will tell.

Also saw the dysability officer today. They offer so much it is all very complicated, but in a few weeks I've another appointment with a specific dysability officer.

Tomorrow I hand in my assignment for Starting to Write and of course I have Language and Sociecty. I will also of course complete the Writing Media assesment.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Thirty-ninth Day

IT for writers was today. We're now in the planing stages for our essays. They can be on any subject, which makes it both easy and very difficult. I think I've something approching an idea though!

Then was Scriptwriting, the next assignemt for that is a four page script, but no dialogue. We looked at the first four pages of 'Lost in Translation'so I've something of an idea how to do it now. We'll see how it goes.

Also picked up my assesment information for Starting to Write. We have a picture and have to write a story based on it. I, again have something approching an idea!

Tonight is Sam's birthday celebration at Old Orleans, I'll blog about that too.

Good evening.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Thirty-eighth Day

American Short Story was a lot better today. The teams have been reorganised and I think my new group has more complementary skills to draw on. The story this time was A White Heron, far more streight forward in terms of how it is told. And the hidden meanings more obvious, I suppose that means they are not hidden. But you get the idea.

Went into ponty today, just for food shopping, nothing interesting got what I needed though.

My power cable arrived and was an easy set up so all systems go.

Tomorrow is Sam's birthday celebration which should be a lot of fun.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Thirty-seventh Day

Writing media was canceled for today so I just spent my time working. I've got quite a good way through my character profile for script writing and read the story for American short story. They seem to be getting progressively better.

Went to writers circle for the first time in weeks today. It hasn't changed at all, needs more new people really. I'm going to try to go every 4 weeks or so. Bought tickets and they weren't checked which was a little annoying!

So bed now I guess.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Thirty-sixth Day

Sunday. Today after watching Stargate my computer went belly-up! The power cable gone. But dad has ordered another and fortuitously I can manage with out it for most of the next week.

All though I was too late for the Wii challenge I went down to Smiths this evening, talked to folks and watched a game of pool.

No lessons tomorrow and hope fully I'll get some work done despite not having access to the files.


Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Day

Well as you can see I've been forgetting to do this. I wish I could say that I was working. That wouldn't be accurate however.Nevertheless I am completing the work that is set so in the grand scheme of things I suppose working on square eyes isn't so bad!

On Friday I had language and society. It continues to be very interesting. Friday's lesson was all about propaganda, how it is used in politics.
Also on Friday I handed in my first assessment, a script for scriptwriting for the media. I'll know how I did in a few weeks.
In the evening I went to the pub quiz, joining one of the teams. We came second at the finish, but there was no prize for second place. After the quiz was bingo which I almost won!

Saturday I cought up on some work and watched Stargate. Not much else to say.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Thirty-third Day

I keep forgetting to do this at a sensible time. Now I should really be getting to bed as I have an early start tomorrow.

Anyway to day was quite good. I've got the cover sheets printed and will be handing in my Script tomorrow all being well.

Went to the jobs fair today but, it finished an hour early due to demand and so I only got one small leaflet.

Then there was Starting to Write, that was good. We've a timed assessment next week instead of a lesson. Sounds very interesting, basically we're given a picture or atricle and have to write a story around it. This will go forward to our final mark!

Bed time now - long passed.

Good night.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Thirty-secound Day

Today was silly. We had our last Scriptwriting for the media lesson before a Monday deadline. And rather than going over the work he started to talk about the next thing! Any whoo I think the script is pretty much done now it just needs a cover sheet.

Before that though I had IT for writers and in that we went over our leaflets. My draft was passed around the class and got a few pointers.

The other deadline that's coming up is a critical essay for writing media - also nearly done!

I will publish some stuff soon - honest.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Thirty-first Day

Today we had American Short Story. This time the story was 'The Man That Corrupted Hadleybuge' by Mark Twain. What can I say, it is so much better than the previous stories we've covered. Not to the stage where I would recommend it to someone but certainly better!

So perhaps this subject won't be so bad after all. I could also more easily identify with the themes being talked about. That might be because I know something about Mark Twain.

Now I've got two assignments due in in the next couple of weeks and hit the first bump in the road. The tutor's email address dosn't work.

Oh well.

Tomorrow is IT for writers and Scriptwriting and my script is pretty much ready!

Monday, 20 October 2008

Thirtieth Day

Today was Writing Media. We're a small group so when, as today, we all have something to read out everyone can get a good amount of time to discuss their work. My critical essay is on Babaylon 5 & from reading it out today it looks like it is pretty much ready. Just got a couple of things to clear up and then my first assignment will be ready.

Scriptwriting however has a nearer deadline and hopefully that is done correctly. The tutor was away last week and so we missed out on handing it in for some feedback. So hopefully I've got it right.

Tomorrow is American Short Story. Hopefully I'll be more able to identify with what he says the story represents. We'll see.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Twenty-nineth Day

What can I say. Oops. I texted Sam this morning to confirm that we were still going to the Fox and Hounds this evening. As I recieved no answere I assumed that that ment no. But I've just got a call from Ben and they are their right now. Like I said oops.

Anyway today was Sunday and Sunday is quite difficult to know what to do. No obligations and with most of my friends living off campus not much to do with social stuff as well.

Anyway I went to Tesco and got a couple of things I needed.

Tomorrow is Monday and writing media.

A great subject!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Twenty-eighth Day

Today was Saturday. I went home to visit mum and dad. Dad got DVDs working on my computer so I can watch to my hearts content. Watching 'Walking with Beasts'at the moment, very interesting. Should be recomented watching for anyone trying to invent aliens.

Had a victory today in man's eternal battle with a duvet! I finally won! Strange thing to say I know, but I've always had trouble with them.

Now there is noting I can't do!

Also at home got some work done on my subjects today, rather I asked mum to read them. I think my script will be easily ready before the deadline. May be able to hand it in on Thursday and just checked the deadline is the 27th. Ekk!

Tomorow Sunday, day of rest as some might say. Just got a couple of things that need doing.

Good night or morning depending on your point of view.

Probably good night.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Twenty-seventhy Day

Today was language and society and its proving very interesting! We were talking about jargon today and the various reasons for its use, including the fact that some use it to feel important.

Went to Smiths this evening, too late for the quiz and it was rather ironic that the music round, one I would be terrible at, was on a CD I've got!

Any way there will be next week.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Twenty-sixth Day

Today was Starting to Write, my favourite lesson. Today we looked at Dan Rhodes book Anthropology. He wrote 101 stories of 101 words. They are obviously very simple and quite funny. It is a useful exercise for a writer, limiting ones self.
Afterwards we were required to write a hectic moment in our lives, I haven't described that very well, to give an example the tutor told us of a time he was involved in a car accedent.

I couldn't think of any good examples, one time with an oven glove and in Glacier National park.
(Must get round to posting extra stuff)

Made dinner this evening, sort of an experiment.

Rice, mince meat, pepper and onion but also an egg mixed in.

Didn't do it exactly right - know what I did wrong though.

Tomorrow - Language and Society.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Twenty-fifth Day

Today was IT for writers. We spent the lesson going through the various features of microsoft word. It was quite informative, didn't actually know about some of the features. Though they are not all in open office. Nevertheless I'm sure it will be very useful.

I've made some head way on the assessed leaflet we have to do. My idea is of a take away for a space station. I'm using a nebula as a background and so far it seems to be going okay.

Scriptwriting was cancelled today, but I have been working on my script. I think I might almost have something good. Well I'll soon know.

Had lunch in the gallery today. This Italian theme of there's is actually quite good. Pizza, garlic bread, spaghetti and bolognase.

Tomorrow is Starting to Write, the best of my lessons. We're work shopping one of my poems.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Twenty-forth Day

Today was American Short story. The second story we were reading was 'Young Goodman Brown' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is a strange story but I would say better than 'Sleepy Hollow' It's about the Salem witch tries and apparently has hidden meanings once more.

The theme of the week in the Gallery this week is Italian, the Bolognese was actually very good, it was served with pizza and garlic bread.

Tomorrow is IT for writers which should be very good!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Twenty-third Day

Today was writing media, quite interesting, we mostly discussed the assessments that are due in at the beginning of next month, actually only a few weeks away. Mine shall be a review of Babylon 5. Still very much a work in progress but I should have something by next week.

Tomorrow is American short story, hopefully more interesting than it has been previously!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Twenty-second Day

Today was Sunday, which I am now trying to make a day off if I possibly can. Managed it today, went to Tesco to get a few things but other than that I've just been watching stuff on you tube.

Went down to Smiths this evening for the Wii challenge, their words not mine, but only four people were playing, I lost. Strangle they did it as a knock-out rather than all play all like the six nations. Anyway it looks like they will make it a frequent thing.

Also met a guy there who likes sci-fi, quite a surprise. And he is not the sad person stereotype people expect sci-fi fans to be. I think that it was Battlestar Galactica that made sci-fi cool!I should see it some time.

DS9 remains my favourite of the Star Trek scene, and if you only see one episode make it, 'In the Pale Moonlight' fantastic!

Of course I haven't forgotten the Great Maker, B5 remains my favourite overall.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Twenty-first Day

The Saturdays here seem to go really fast without a great deal happening. Well I've got my work finished for Monday, written quite a bit and done my laundry tomorrow I'm just going to enjoy Sunday!

Friday, 10 October 2008

Twentieth Day

Today was language and society. It was very interesting, so far its all about how we address people and what that says about our relationship with them. One example I could give is address within the military, some people have to be addressed by rank others by position.

Within families names are often not used, rather terms like, mum or grandma are used.

Also in this class we will cover 'bad' language and how people are described in the media.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Nineteenth Day

Today we had Starting to write. Which is my favourite lesson as it teaches pretty much what I wanted to be doing on this course.

Today however was poetry! I have never got on with poetry. Always a meaning rapped in exposition, you think its a poem about a garden but no!

Anyway next week we're doing fiction writing. That's just my game.

Maybe I'll up load some of my attempts at poetry tomorrow.

Good night.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Eighteenth Day

Today was IT for writers; we're currently just going through the basics of the course before we get on to the more complicated HTML and CSS, to which I'm looking forward.

And Scriptwriting for the media: Which has work due in before the end of the month. Which is not so good.

Anyway tomorrow is Starting to write my favourite subject!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Seventeenth Day

Today was American Short Story - we were going through Sleepy Hollow -basically - I found the story made me sleepy - and was rather hollow! Not very good at all - maybe it's just me.

Any way we've another story to read for next week hopefully it's better.

Had dad's favourite food this evening, left overs. Had them with eggs!

Winding down to bed now.

Oh and how did I forget? We had a fire alarm this morning! God that's and terrible noise. The good news I can blame not getting so much done today on it, (well maybe)

Good night!

Fifteenth Day and Sixteenth day

Oops. Completely forgot the blog of two days! Well Sunday was interesting went home for the first time since starting university, strange as it is home and is not at the same time. I was able to get some supplies so that was good. Of course I'm not going to avoid the gallery restaurant completely but I've got a good amount of food in stock.

Yesterday (Monday) I had Writing Media, it continues to be interesting, I've all ready made a start on the assignment!

Dinner was stuffed peppers, I've never made them before!

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Fourteenth Day

Today I got up quite late, having gone to bed late yesterday. Basically milled around, not knowing where the day went actually, it was suddenly dark! (Imagine ghostly noises)

I got some work done though, some of it confuses me!

Any who I had chocolate chicken for dinner, didn't exactly follow the recipy, but it was quite interesting.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Dream - Class Work

In our starting to write class we were given a couple of sentences of someone else's dream and had to write a story around it my couple of sentences were; In the woods - a man with a shovel silhouetted against car headlights behind him.

My story was:

Max continued to dig with the shovel as he wiped the sweat from his brow. He suddenly noticed the car behind him.
"What are you doing?" Jon said closing the door.
"Looking for evidence,"
"We got the guy," Jon said, concerned for his friend, "Case closed."
"I'm not convinced."
"What do you expect to find digging in the dirt?"
"Guess I'll know when I find it."
Jon walked up to him. "Got another shovel?"
"In the pack"
Jon stooped to help his friend dig."
An hour later they had dug an impressive hole.
"We're not going to find anything!" Jon said.
"I suppose you're right."
"Come on," Jon smiled. "Lets climb out of here, fill it in and go to a..."
Suddenly there was a flash of light all around them. They were dazed for a moment. When there eyes recovered they saw they were standing in a black room with a little green man looking at them.
"I hate it when that happens," Max said.

Thirteenth Day

Today, well yesterday now, we had language and society. This part of the course is all about our use of language and the way we relate to people. How in the media a woman being described often has comment thrown in, where as if a man is being described it is more often the simple facts.

Found that there are more shops in this local area than I had thought, a new Tesco for example. No more forty minuet walks!Got some stuff, but forgot to use my voucher!

I'll be uploading a story in a little while.


Thursday, 2 October 2008

Twelth Day

Today I had just one session which was starting to write. This was excellent! It was precisely what I was hoping for when I started this course. We did an exercise today where we each wrote down a dream we'd had then the sheets were passed around and we wrote a story based on someone else's dream. An excellent exercise as it meant we wrote something that might never have occurred otherwise. I will up load the story I wrote tomorrow.

After the session four of us went over to the union, turns out we're all massive sci-fi fans which was nice. So we chatted for a couple of hours.

Two of us had to go to the station but we all walked over there and Harri and I chatted some more before we each went back to our homes. Then cooked far too much dinner, no easy way to store stuff.

Tomorrow I have Language and Society which promises to be very interesting.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Eleventh Day

Today was quite hectic, I had three things that backed onto one another.

I started the day relatively well, got some writing done then decided to have breakfast down at the Gallery Restaurant. As it turned out the idea was better than the event.

Then it was IT for writers. This sounds like it will be a most interesting course starting from basic IT and moving all the way to HTML and CSS, of which I know zilch. In some ways that makes it more interesting. Our first piece of assessed work will be to create a leaflet on any subject we choose. To finish off the lesson we helped them to test the web site by performing tasks which were recorded and they can see where to improve.

Scriptwriting for the Media followed directly after, I was pretty much there in time. No work as such today just the teacher talking for pretty much the whole two hours, he seems obsessed by the film Let there be Blood.

Finally after Sweet and Sour chicken I went to the last hour of the debate club. It was strange, interesting but very little sense of it being the first one of a new year and welcoming new people, I doubt I'll go again.

Anyway very tired now. Goodnight.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Tenth Day

Well almost forgot today but here I am.

Today was our second lesson, decided to go with lesson fairly neutral, and today it was 'The American Short Story' The lessons in this subject are broken down into sections, a lecture, group work and class discussion. That's at it's broadest sense of course in reality each individual lesson will be different. Today we were focusing on more of the back ground to the subject, we were given information about different opinions on America from around the time it was founded.

I've ordered the books that are required which Amazon promises me will be here tomorrow so then I can start reading for this part of the course.

After doing laundry time ran away so diner was soup, a sausage roll, flapjack and chocolate.

Do better tomorrow I promise.

Good night.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Ninth Day

Today was the first day of lectures, well seminars, well tutorials. Hey I don't know what you're supposed to call them. Anyway today it was Writing Media. We started simply by talking to the person next to us about ourselves, they then jotted down the information. The process was then reversed and each of us then wrote a 100 word paragraph on the other telling it almost like a story. We also got basic information regarding the course over the year, some of it confusing but then things always are when abstract.

The theme bar for this week is Chinese, a very good meal it was too.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Eighth Day

Today was Sunday, and as I look at the number eight up there I wander how long I'll manage to keep this up! Started a bit more quickly today and actually got out at a good time to try once more to find the shops. Today mission successful!

I found all the shops I needed and realised my mistake. I had been expecting them to be only a few minutes walk away, ten at the most and in Treforest! Where as in fact they are in Ponty!

Tomorrow the work begins. First on the agenda: Writing Media.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Seventh Day

Today was Saturday and so naturally there were no lectures, seminars, or tutorials. I didn't exactly get an early start but then that's allowed at weekends. It was at early evening that I decided to go to the shops and pick up a few supplies. This was not as easy as it sounds. I have seen over this week people coming into the kitchen with bags from many different well know stores. Therefore I expected to come across one in whatever direction I walked in, I was wrong. After two hours or so of walking in all the directions I could think of I gave up and returned to the university.

Rather embarrassing as those people who have found the stores are foreign, surely I a native should know my way around better! Anyway I'll try again tomorrow.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Sixth Day

Today was the freshers fair. The usual sort of thing, many stores with freebies! Having attended debate club at high school I decided to join the debating society. Hopefully that will be interesting, something to put on a CV if noting else. Didn't do much else for the rest of the day, talked in the kitchen with a couple of people.

Tomorrow is the first Saturday of University. I have no idea what I'm going to be doing!

I suppose that some might say that that is exciting, well we'll see.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Fifth Day

I suppose you could say that today didn't exactly go to plan. We waited in the foyer of the building for a study skills session. Harry and I waited as did a couple of others from our group. So when the doors opened we filled in. Into the wrong room which quickly became apparent when they started talking about sports! Well we didn't feel we could just leave so we stayed and listened to an irrelevant talk for half an hour! Afterwards we met Nick and discovered the room we were supposed to be in was just next door. In our defence these two rooms have three doors, we went in the middle one. Literally thirty centimetres from being correct!

Anyway we also had a party of a sort with our faculty and I think most issues are now smoothed out!

Tomorrow it's the freshers fair. I hope to find some interesting societies to attend.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Fourth Day

Today we had talks on the library, students union and IT facilities among other things, some of it a little confusing. However it will be less so when it's put into practice. Tomorrow I've just a couple of things to go to and then everything starts on Monday. All rather scary really.

Spend the evening in the kitchen talking to people in my dorm block, they seem to be from all over the world; Germany, Hong Kong India, which is quite interesting.

Well bed time now.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Third Day

Today we made our module choices, not as easy as it sounds. We were given talks by various tutors telling us about their particular topics. We also had to put our timetable together so my choices are:

Writing Media: A compulsory module
Starting to Write: Also Compulsory
The American Short Story
IT for Writers
Language and Society
Scriptwriting for the Media.

So those are my choices and I hope they will be very informative and dare I say it ... fun.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Secound Day

Well I had my first full day at univercity today. I've now enrolled and am officially a student at Glamorgan univercity. I've pretty much made my choices now and met a few people on my course. The rest of this week will be more induction until we, hopefully know the place inside and out.

Tomorrow I get more information about my course and make final choices.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

The Evening

Nerves are beginning to slip away now and I think I'm starting to relax into the idea of university. The trick now will be to start and make friends. But then I haven't had my first lesson yet! Tomorrow night I shall most probably head out the the military themed party.

First Day

After the mad panic I've been in over the past couple of weeks I have now moved into my univercity accommodation at the University of Glamorgan. The room is nice and will suite me for my first year at uni, tomorrow I will enroll and have my hall induction.

This blog will be a diary of sorts as well as having stories and other items of interest or disinterest. To anyone reading this who is starting univercity; I wish you every success in your course!