Hey. Hi. Hola. So that was an unplanned hiatus whilst I transformed into a university student…
It’s 1:29am and I, for once, am not intoxicated. I feel like that’s quite an achievement worthy of a round of applause, to be fair. It’s been an amazing three weeks thus far.
As you all probably know anyway, I moved to Kingston-upon-Thames which is the best decision I ever made in my life. I’m so proud of me for making these life choices. The River Thames is outside my accommodation and it’s the prettiest walk to the university along the riverside. Hampton Court Palace is just round the corner, too. How bloody darn pretty.
I honestly had no idea what university would have been like but it’s so much better than I could have ever imagined. I have five incredible flatmates and we all get on like a house on fire. Each one of us are so different from each other but we all bring something to the table making our flat definitely the best one. There’s always someone in the kitchen which makes it impossible to have a ‘early night’ because I suffer from major FOMO! They could be talking about the best brand of tomatoes and I literally feel like I’m missing out on the world’s greatest conversation. I have to be part of it.
I also mustn’t forget my two adoptive flatmates from J block who I might as well live with too. They are just as amazing and I’m so lucky to have met such fab people so early on.
Here are a few photos of some of my new fabby uni friendlings:
You can tell there’s a strong theme of alcohol in each of these photos. I’ll be truthfully honest and say I’ve barely been sober since moving here. Now the proper work has kicked in, I’ll take it a little easier from here…
As for the course, it’s so interesting. There are four modules; Digital Journalism, Journalism in the Wider World, Thinking about Journalism and Practical Journalism. Alongside being taught the ability to write for different kinds of publications, you’re also taught about current affairs (eg. Brexit and the US presidency) as well as the moral codes behind journalism. The course is being kept contemporary by studying digital journalism allowing us to keep up to date with the ever-changing nature of journalism. Buy newspapers please, people.
Living in London is so bizarre. And not only in the sense that I’m pursuing my childhood dreams. There are so many little southern quirks which are obsolete in my hometown back up north. It’s a whole new world and I can’t wait to go into more depth in further blog posts. But for now, sleep is calling me…
Ps. I’ve lived in London for just over three weeks and I’ve only been to see School of Rock (which was flippin’ awesome). I’m seeing Evita tomorrow though… Rather un-stagey of me, isn’t it?!