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Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm still alive!

And indeed, I've finished my degree course... Hopefully I get my results next week (last week of July).

I've got lots more planned for this blog now I've finished the full-time student part of my life - including tips for those just beginning the journey, useful things to remember when organising yourself and quick guides as to what and how you should prepare yourself!

All coming soon...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Do not underestimate your final year

Well, I thought I'd have plenty of time to wax lyrical during the first term of my final degree year. Not a chance! The last four months have been some of the busiest months of my entire course, but I'm getting there slowly. The last ten days have been a mad rush, pulling many all-nighters to get things done (and narrowly avoiding major disasters on several occasions!) but I have just two more big lots of coursework to get done, with the last due in in January next year - and then work on my Final Year Project resumes.

Man, I STILL need to learn better time management! More bits and pieces coming soon, including some useful tips every prospective (and current) student should always have in the back of their minds. More coming in 2009 (or around Christmas if I'm disciplined enough to put fingers to keyboard before then!) :)

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Back to the grindstone for Christopher

Well, it's been a while since I added to this thing. What's going on with me?

  • I worked for a month at my local Tesco over summer (I was let go after a month because they couldn't afford to employ me any more!)

  • I've been engaged in an ongoing battle with Tesco head office because as a result of their incompetency in sorting out my pay, I was charged over £110 by Natwest as Tesco, in a nutshell, cashed a cheque they shouldn't have and as a result made my account overdrawn!

  • I've started my placement at Revolver Records, in Wolverhampton

  • It's my 22nd birthday tomorrow! (October the 13th... and I tell you what, I don't feel 22)

  • I've been busy designing web sites, some of which haven't been used and some of which have

  • I'm thinking of changing web hosts, and buying another 1Tb hard drive for my fileserver (such a geek.)

That's the briefest summary, but I thought that I should put in an update given that I've neglected my blog somewhat. I'll most likely write a longer entry this weekend from the comfort of my house, after I've been fed and watered for free by my parents ;)

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Almost time to move out... Urk.

To the right... DSC08980
Originally uploaded by Christopher Woods

So, as our tenancy agreements are only for 11 months, even though we'll all be here (bar one person) next year, we still have to clear our rooms and make everything accessible for the various cleaners, maintenance personnel... All sorts.

And this is what the view to the right hand side of my bed looks like at the moment.

Oh dear.

I'm sorry I've not commented as much as I should have on this blog of late; I'm a student and therefore incredibly lazy. Truth be told, there's not much going on at the moment - course is finished for the year, and I'm trying to find work back home for the summer to earn some money, and then next year I start my placement at Revolver Records in Wolverhampton.

Things have gone alright this year - I think I've managed to pass everything (fingers crossed, touch wood) so hopefully no resits like in the first year! Plus, I can see light at the end of the tunnel in terms of actually finishing my course. Doing this entire next year unpaid aside from travelling expenses, but I'm really going to enjoy this next 12 months! I could be given the opportunity to go to the MIDEM conference in January/February though for gratis, so that'll certainly be cool if I can pull that off.

That's a snapshot of my life at the moment, more coming soon. Honest. Promise. :)

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