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MissMogwi Tue 21-Aug-12 22:41:55

I thought I'd start a thread for everyone starting, or returning to college or Uni in September.

I'm going into the third year of my degree and I'm looking forward to it after the long break. I've started planning my dissertation, although I haven't spent a lot of time on it due to the DC being on hols.

puds11 Thu 30-Aug-12 19:30:31

Hi everyone!
I'm also going into my third year, have been doing my research for my dissertation over the summer.
Unfortunately i split up with my DP this summer, so this uni year is probably going to be even more difficult than usual!

Cannot wait for my loan to come in!

MissMogwi Thu 30-Aug-12 19:41:03

I'm sorry to hear that Puds. Hope you are ok.

What are you studying?

I can't wait for the loan either, I'm pretty skint now!

puds11 Thu 30-Aug-12 20:51:08

Thanks Miss It was an mutual decision, and we are getting on well, so its not all that bad. Things are just going to be a lot tighter than usual, but we are adaptable!

I am doing zoology. What are you doing?

signet Fri 31-Aug-12 04:38:20

I'm starting my 1st year on 17th Sept. studying history. I can't wait but at the same time I'm quite nervous. Wondering how I can make if all work with 3 children to look after too. Fortunately dh is very supportive so we'll make it work somehow.

RoyMum Fri 31-Aug-12 20:55:47

You do all make me laugh, so true.

I'm back for my 3rd year having taken a year out to have DS. I'm back on a different degree (mine ended!!!!!) and with a bunch of randoms. Just about blagged in a Dissertation proposal and have to sweet FA the rest of the year. Here's to a crap new year back...not remotely looking forward to it..but cheers for making me laugh and good luck!

MissMogwi Fri 31-Aug-12 22:05:00

Glad you're ok Puds.

I'm studying English. Not that you can tell from my ramblings on here.
Zoology sounds much more interesting!

MissMogwi Fri 31-Aug-12 22:06:54

Aw RoyMum, you will be ok once you get going!

grin 'at a bunch of randoms'

Kowalski Sat 01-Sep-12 00:27:02

Hi all, can I join? (Although I am not good at keeping up with threads...)

I have 2 dcs and I'm going into my second year of biology, found last year pretty difficult but managed to get decent grades which has boosted my confidence a bit, need to get my brain back into academic mode though! Took out all the key course texts from the uni library at the end of last term with the intention of reading up over the hols but have suddenly found myself with only 3 weeks to go and they are still hiding in the cupboard blush

FoxPass Sun 02-Sep-12 11:06:49

I'm in smile starting full time in first year on the 11th, psychology degree. Shitting it but also can't wait to get started! Just getting DC settling at the childminders in the next week and obsessing about what I need. Do I need a laptop? hmm

MissMogwi Sun 02-Sep-12 11:34:38

Do you have a computer at home? Or do you mean just to take in with you? I have a lap top but I don't take it in Uni with me, not many do on my course. I just make notes, you become a dab hand at deciphering your own hieroglyphics.

You can use the computers at Uni if you don't have one. But I find it easier to work at home as there is a sofa and a telly there.

Sirzy Mon 03-Sep-12 20:36:01

Well I have now officially enrolled for second year. Really must think about doing some reading soon!

TheLastRavenhope Fri 07-Sep-12 19:59:31

Hi all, hope you don't mind if I join in!

I already have a degree, but because I don't have GCSE's that are worth a damn (3 F's and 1 E/B), I'm off back to college this year to get my GCSE English part time and do Math next year smile

I was actually damned lucky to get a place because it's free to do them this year instead of the £180 it was last year and competition for the places was insane!

As I walked out after doing the assessment that secured the very last open place for me, I heard one woman going mental at the receptionist saying that they obviously thought she was thick if they weren't going to make an extra place for her hmm

Anyway, I have notebook, pens and diary at the ready and can't wait for the first session next week grin

JaquelineHyde Fri 07-Sep-12 20:20:53

Evening everyone, can I join?

I have just taken a year out after finishing my BA (hons) in Education and English Literature (I missed out on a first by 2% angry )

I'm back to it this year starting my MA in Social work for 2 years, I'm really looking forward to it, I feel like my brain has gone to jelly over the past year.

However, I've not made things easy for myself as I have just found out I am 8 weeks pregnant with DC4 grin

Can't wait for my NHS bursary to come through but the NHS don't pay out until 2 weeks after we have started the course sad

gypsyfloss Fri 07-Sep-12 23:12:45

Hello all,

I've just started a one year B Sc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course full time and I reckon we're in for a rather busy year. I can't quite decide if this is good or bad yet grin

MissMogwi Sat 08-Sep-12 19:03:46

Hello newcomers. Not long until we go back now. I have my timetable and now I have to sort childcare and somehow invent a few more hours per week!

I really want a naice student diary/planner. Has anyone seen any? I saw some in Waterstones today, but they were boring looking and just didn't do it for me.

TheLastRavenhope Sun 09-Sep-12 13:18:12

There's a rather nice softcover one at Wilkinson's if that's any help? It's £2 but looks and feels as though it should've cost more grin

Sirzy Sun 09-Sep-12 13:19:43

Well I have managed to do some reading this morning and it would appear I have forgotten everything!

MissMogwi Sun 09-Sep-12 13:26:50

Me too Sirzy. Me too. I can't remember anything! Does not bode well for third year.

Thanks for the heads up about Wilkos planner, that's my kind of price too!

Nightwish Sun 09-Sep-12 20:26:48

I don't start back until the 26th.

And today I bought an awesome notepad (although I already have a plain one), from Tesco for boys. grin Black and green with skulls.
I think my taste may be somewhat different to your classy planners!

I am looking forward to starting again however, but this year I need to organise myself better. Hopefully with DS in preschool two morning a week I might not leave all the work to last minute.

MissMogwi Mon 10-Sep-12 05:15:37

I'm all about the organisation, Nightwish. Lists, plans, and resolutions to study more and drink less coffee in the Nero's down the road.

This is where my fancy planner will come in to play. I'll write it all down and do absolutely none of it. grin

Kowalski Mon 10-Sep-12 13:10:13

I could do with some help organising! I start off so well but within a couple of weeks my good intentions go down the pan. sad I have already filled in my student diary with my whole timetable for next year but this is probably as organised as I will get! It just doesn't seem to come naturally to me and I always find myself panicking at the last minute.

milkteef Mon 10-Sep-12 13:12:55

I'm going back tonight (evening part time course) and I'm in a bit of a fuss over it.This course is 18 months long but my required placement has fallen through and even though I have one who is checking my references and have sent applications everywhere I'm worried they'll demote me to the lower course which will take more time and more money. I hope they'll let me stay until I hear back as once you're dropped down it's harder to go back up due to the work load sad

TheLastRavenhope Mon 10-Sep-12 13:22:24

Had my first lesson today and it was pretty interesting. I was looking forward to a nice, sedate lesson thinking that it should be nice and quiet.

Instead I got a girl who insisted on talking over everyone, including the tutor just because she wanted to answer first.

Then there were the sisters who kept sniggering at everyone and in a mock stage-whisper, started commented on how everyone was dressed, including myself.

Finally, there was the charming young gentlemen sat next to me who were maybe 18/19. These delightful young men decided to inform the class that the royal family were sponging bastards (their words) and Prince Phillip was a doddering old cunt who needed to die.

Needless to say, I'm not impressed and will just be keeping my head down and getting on with it. Not a good start to the year by any means, I think sad

milkteef Mon 10-Sep-12 13:44:52

Oh no, TheLast. I can only hope their ignorance was to do with shock value and nerves and once it starts to go on a bit they'll calm downsad

MissMogwi Mon 10-Sep-12 14:12:33

There were a few people like that in my first year Last. It doesn't last! Once the first assignments are due in, they quieter down very quickly!

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