Welcome to my blog!

19th April 2016 marks the beginning of my blog on my progress of BA Geography at Newcastle University. I will be writing about my fieldwork opportunities, which I have been involved in, throughout the 3 years of university. I will post topics that I am currently studying in geography that I enjoy and have furthered…

Progress Report Eight – Dissertation

Happy New Year! – Introduction This marks my first progress report of 2018! 2018 also marks the ever-closing deadline for my dissertation in March. In a days’ time I’ll be handing in my draft chapter for my dissertation which is really scary thought!! From my last report I have made a structure change to my…

Happy New Year!

Introduction First semester of year 3 has finished and has flown over so quickly. It is hard to believe I am in my final year of Geography and only in a few months’ time I will be graduating! Preparation for second semester is already in full flow. Unlike the last previous two years, this will…

Teaching Update

Introduction As I have just about reached half way through my third year, which thinking about next September 2018 is crucial. As my main career aspiration is to be a teacher I have written a blog post on how this is starting to become real! NCL3007 – Career Development Student Tutoring I chose as part…

Ben’s Build Up To Christmas 2017

Summary One day to the big day and even at 20 I still get really excited for Christmas!! This year I decided not only to write about my Christmas trip to Milan, but to write about the Lawson’s Christmas build up!! Enjoy!! Fenwick Christmas Window – Newcastle While being at university, I’ve been able to…

Milan Trip

Introduction This year I have not had an opportunity to visit the Christmas markets in Germany, however to compensate this I had a very spontaneous trip to Milan, Italy. This trip came about when one night in late October I was talking to my friend who is currently on a gap year and he was…

Weekend in London

Introduction It’s the first time since 2013 we have decided not to go to the Christmas markets in Germany as a family. Although, aside of this I have had the opportunity to go to London again which was really nice, especially after what has been a few busy weeks of university which I will be…

Progress Report Seven – Dissertation

This progress report marks the final one of 2017! Since my last progress report I have now finished all the transcribing of my interviews which is an amazing accomplishment as these collectively are 15,000 words. This is like writing one and a half dissertations. I have also produced a infographic of my results which are…

Autumn Review

Summary – Happy Halloween! October has gone quickly before I knew it and now I’m properly in the swing of being back to university for my third and final year. I thought it would be the most convenient time to reflect on how things have been going so far in this crazy first few weeks….

Progress Report Six – Dissertation

I would like to start this dissertation progress report by thanking Ian McLean from the Horden parish council who has been able to conduct an interview in furthering my project. This has been valuable in the sense of bringing new ideas and building upon some of the research already gathered. This is my first progress…

Summer 2017 Review 

Summary Today I have had my third year introductory talk which is quite a scary thought!! I’ve had a really enjoyable summer and a constructive one. It has been very important to have found the balance this summer to have some relaxing time away from university, as well as taking the opportunity to work on…

Progress Report Five – Dissertation

Introduction This report marks the final one of summer 2017 and this will mark my 5th progress report, with another five to go until my dissertation is handed in!! Stay tuned for a post soon summarising summer 2017!! Report September has been mostly being about writing up my dissertation results and conclusions. It’s taken quite…

Successful Guide To Doing Well At University

Introduction I have written my view to succeeding at university. For this I’ve drawn from my own experiences and academic literature. Mainly this was for my own benefit of writing more but I thought it would be a good blog post for prospective and current students of any degree. When applying for university there are…