Hi everyone! My name is Jess and I'm a third year Mathematics student. My blogs will be about the up and downs of final year, trying to be a grown up, life in Leicester outside of university, and attempting to play rugby for the first time!
It’s a short post this week, as I thought I’d share something I’ve been thinking about a lot this week. It’s not a long thought, so there’s not much I can write, but it’s interested me all the same. Imagine the scenario. You’re a trainee teacher, meeting a class for the first time. Alternatively, you’ve […]
As term is coming closer to its end, it’s the time of the year when everyone is getting ill. Combine cold weather, student heating (because who needs to pay to turn the heating on when you can just put on a jumper?), long hours, deadlines and a lack of sleep; you’ve got a breeding ground […]
We’re in the midst of November, and for the first time in a few years, I’m not on the hunt for a house for next year. It’s a strange feeling. It’s usually about this time of the year that myself and a group of uni friends would start the hunt for our next home. This […]
As the very wise Kermit the Frog tells us, “it ain’t easy being green.” In this case, I’m talking about being a fresh, green, trainee teacher. Straight out of uni, with not too much experience in a classroom actually doing the teaching, I have never felt more nervous to stand up in front of a group […]
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Before this post begins, or after you read it, I’d ask that you take two minutes of your day, if you haven’t already, to reflect on today, and what it means to you personally. Today, as most of you will know, is Remembrance Day. During the First World War, the hostilities finally ended on “the […]
Well, hello! It’s the 9th November, and I’ve not written a blog since July. Have you missed me? Maybe, maybe not, but I’m back regardless. The difference? I’m no longer the undergraduate maths blogger, I’m blogging as a postgraduate! (The maths blog has been taken over by the lovely Lois, whose blogs I’m thoroughly enjoying. […]
Dear University of Leicester, I have started and restarted this blog post two or three times now, in search of the right words to sum up my graduation experience. I couldn’t do it. It still doesn’t feel real yet. So, instead, I am writing to you to summarise my time here; to summarise the time […]
So… I’m finished? My degree is over? Just over two weeks ago I sat my last exam, and in doing so, completed my maths degree. I can’t quite process that fact, even now. Once the initial excitement was over, I didn’t know how to feel. My brain kept telling me I should be revising or […]
Posted in Career, Exams, Friends, Future, Graduation, Holiday, Leisure, Money, Postgraduate Study, Work | Tagged adventure, celebrating, end of degree, final year, moving out, pgce, postgraduate, summer
By now, I’m sure you’re all used to my blog ramblings about my ‘adventures’ as a student; rugby, maths, inability to be a proper adult and such… This time, however, I want to have more of a serious chat. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and mental health is something that needs talking about, […]
Posted in Friends, Health, Stress | Tagged Mental Health, mental health awareness, mental health stigma, mind, nightline, pastoral care, personal experience, personal tutor, SU Education officer, support, welfare
Where on earth did April go? And, on that note; where did the Easter break go? I feel like I’ve turned away and looked back to find the holiday ran past me.
Posted in City, Employment, Exams, Friends, Health, Holiday, Leisure, Money, News, Revision, Stress, Studying, Uncategorized, Work | Tagged easter break, family time, holiday work, part time job, revision, spring, student work, study leave, summer, time off