Joanna graduated from the University in Summer 2013 and is no longer blogging for this site.
Graduands to Graduates!
Posted by joanna in Psychology on July 11, 2013
I am now definitely a graduate! Yesterday was our degree ceremony and it was so much fun. At first I was a bit tired from the drive up from London and felt a bit overwhelmed with everything going on but once we got to De Montfort Hall, I relaxed and began to really enjoy myself. […]
Posted in Graduation | Tagged awards, ceremony, De Montfort Hall, degree, graduate, graduation, leicester, university, Vice-Chancellor | 1 Response
Home sweet home… London baby!
Posted by joanna in Psychology on July 3, 2013
I have been having so many sleep-ins recently and it feels sooo good:) I guess during exams I lost a lot of beauty sleep! Have finally unpacked all my possessions and did a really big sort through, attempting to be fairly ruthless about the amount of my belongings getting chucked/ given to charity. I did […]
Posted in Future | Tagged ball, graduation, home, leicester, summer
Posted by joanna in Psychology on June 25, 2013
Woke up very nervous this morning to find out my final degree grade but I am pleased to say that I have secured myself a 2:1 BSc in Psychology with Sociology. Very happy 🙂 It seems most people got what they wanted or what they expected too which is really nice as it wouldn’t be […]
Posted in Exams, Future | Tagged BSc, degree, graduation, packing, results, university | 3 Responses
Final week in Leicester!
Posted by joanna in Psychology on June 20, 2013
So the last few weeks have been crazily busy but in a good way. Morocco was incredible-the best part for me was having a camel ride in the desert (as shown below :]). We then camped overnight and had a campfire, looking up at the stars. After […]
Posted in Exams, Holiday | Tagged holiday, interviews, jobs, leicester, results, summer ball
Tomorrow it all ends!
Posted by joanna in Psychology on May 31, 2013
Not sure whether to be really excited or sad.. it’s a bit of both really! So far exams have been okay I think. As usual, of the two essays I wrote in each exam, I was more confident in what I wrote down for one than the other. Shall see on results day though! Tomorrow […]
Posted in Exams | Tagged degree, exams, finishing uni, graduate, summer, undergraduate
2 weeks time and I will no longer be a student!
Posted by joanna in Psychology on May 19, 2013
No more student discounts :'( Next week I have my 3 hardest exams – 2 core modules (Social Behaviour and Development & Brain and Cognition) and 1 optional module (Quantitative Behavioural Genetics and Developmental Psychopathology). Very nervous and stressed at the moment thinking about sitting them but once next week is over I will feel […]
Posted in Exams, Future, Revision | Tagged exams, modules, revision, student, summer ball, university
The countdown to exams begins…
Posted by joanna in Psychology on May 5, 2013
16 days until my first exam! Came back home to London yesterday. Figured that I will work better here. There are so many parties, bbqs and events happening the next few weeks and although they would be sooo fun to go to, I need to try and be […]
Posted in Exams, Revision | Tagged exams, reading, revision, Shabang
Queens Road, Leicester
Posted by joanna in Psychology on April 27, 2013
There are two very popular areas for students leaving halls to live in during their 2nd/3rd/4th years of uni. One of these is Evington and is located near London Road (close to the train station and the main part of town). The other is Clarendon Park, which is the area I live in. As this […]
Posted in City | Tagged clarendon park, leicester, queens road, shops, student accommodation, things to do, victoria park
Researching a topic-how to gather information
Posted by joanna in Psychology on April 22, 2013
Unlike school, when revision for exams involved reading over classroom assignments and learning information given to me by my teacher, university exams involve a great deal more independence. When our exams are marked, to achieve a high grade, lecturers expect to see evidence of wider reading. One area I have been taught about this year, […]
Posted in Studying | Tagged articles, books, essays, exams, first year, google scholar, group discussions, journals, leicester, library, research, revision, school, university | 2 Responses
Ever feel like time is running away from you..?
Posted by joanna in Psychology on April 8, 2013
I gave myself the first week of Easter to have off from work, with the intention of spending the remaining 4 weeks of it revising. Unfortunately the last couple of days I have been ill with a flu/fever that has put me slightly behind my plans of revision. I also made the mistake of making […]
Posted in Career, Leisure | 2 Responses