Thursday, 29 May 2014

My University Story

Hey Lovelies,

Today I am going to talk to you about my university story; I know I keep you updated on a monthly basis but as my time at the University of Greenwich is drawing to a close, I wanted to talk to you about why I made the decision to come to University and about the past three years I have been studying here.

So I was studying my A-Levels at a school in Dartford and towards the end of my time there still had no idea what I wanted to do. I literally applied to University thinking there was no way in the world I would get in. Anyways come results day I was in Florida with my family and my mum came in after speaking to my Nana and told me that my first choice Greenwich had accepted me onto the BSc Psychology with Counselling- I was convinced she was lying but then I read my emails and saw it was true. I couldn't believe I'd made it into a University. I had gone through some personal struggles that year so to find out I now had been given such an amazing opportunity was kind of like an eye opener to me- that I had underestimated myself. 


I still remember my first day here, feeling like a little kid starting school all over again and not knowing anyone- but I met a group of people and made 2 amazing friends that I know will be part of my life forever (whether they like it or not) Jack & Amy.



My course was amazing and I promise I'm not just saying that- I have seriously learnt so much and met some amazing people and have been taught by some of psychology’s best academics. I have literally loved my time here, hence why I don't ever want to leave. Obviously there have been some hard times, being in the library at 3am isn’t ever fun but it was all worth it in the end. All of the hard work paid off…

So at about 9am this morning I found out what not only I got for my dissertation but also what I got (roughly) for my whole degree. I got a high 2:1 for my dissertation and a 2:1 overall for my degree and I never believed that I would ever be able to achieve that. I can't believe three years have already whizzed by and my time as a University student is complete. I have met some amazing people during my time here and whilst I'm not leaving yet (I still work for the Enquiry Unit) - my time as a BSc Psychology unit has been an unforgettable experience. To any prospective students out there I’d definitely say to apply for Greenwich – trust me when I say you won't regret it :) Here is me talking about why my decision to choose Greenwich, was the right one: 




That’s all from me today guys, as I mentioned I will still be working here this summer so you haven't heard the last from me yet haha.


Take Care,

xoxo

Laura 


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Beauty Is a State of Mind

Hello again Guys & Gals,

So exam season is upon us – ick, luckily I dodged all modules that had any when it came to choosing, but for those that do I wish you lots and lots of luck- I’ve been there! But you will do fine; just remember that exams indicate that summer is in sight – yaaaaay. For those that missed the last blog – you are still able to apply to work this summer if you want to earn some extra money this summer, the closing date for applications is May 23rd so make sure you get them in quick J. Remember you have to apply via Moodle now (see previous blog for exact details).

My problem at the moment is that I’m getting bored way too easily; I can’t sit still for more than an hour. Some of that boredom was lifted this week when I went to see The Amazing Spiderman 2 with George- whilst I thought the film was good (I have to say I do prefer Andrew Garfield to Toby McGuire- sorry) it wasn’t the film which I found memorable…


As we arrived early we caught the adverts beforehand which usually I find really boring as they’re selling cars, holidays and stuff I can never ever afford lol. But then this advert came on in which an American Psychologist was giving women who really struggled with self-confidence a beauty patch which would hopefully make them feel more beautiful as time went on, to capture this they had to keep a video diary. The women slowly began to feel more beautiful as time progressed and with that their confidence grew. After the trial period of this ‘beauty patch’ the woman come back and explain to the psychologist about how wearing this patch has made them feel more confident in their skin and had completely changed the way they view themselves. The psychologist then asks them if they want to see what’s in the patch- they turn over the packet to find the answer was NOTHING- it was all in their minds.


Check out the link below to watch the advert, which was done as a campaign for Dove:


Now as I said I was in the cinema and I literally burst into tears, and I don’t even mean a few sneaky ones I was literally crying for ages through the trailers as the advert was really powerful and struck home with me. My boyfriend was traumatised when he saw me hahaha, I have no idea why but the advert really made me emotional and still does when I watch it because of how powerful this simple message is, which is that: Beauty Is a State of Mind.


I really do encourage you watch it, you probably won’t get over-emotional like me (so embarrassing haha)  but still it is really worth watching.

That’s all from me today guys,

Take Care,

Xoxo


Laura