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…

Progress Report Four – Dissertation

Introduction Summer 2017 is now coming to an end, however my dissertation process is still near the start.  Hope you enjoy reading and be sure to leave any comments below!! At the end I have attached a PDF document showing all of my previous progress reports so far and an uodated about page. Report August…

Progress Report Three – Dissertation

Summary The weeks are disserpearing before I know it and it means that these progress reports and time managment are key if I am to have a draft of my dissertation by the time I return to university. I’ve eased myself back into dissertation work after my holidays which I personally believe has worked well….

Summer Cruise 2017

Introduction It’s nearly been two weeks been onboard our family cruise for 2017 which I cannot belive. Time flies so much!! For the last three years I’ve been writing diary entries for each of my summer holidays. It has been really useful thing to do in my spare time and I belive it helps with…

Progress Report Two – Dissertation

Summary I have received my stage two results for my university degree, which I achived a 2:1. Im really pleased with this result and has given me another boost of motivation on working on my dissertation. In the last few days I have been helping out at the Newcastle University open day for prospective students,…