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Previously Reading Week, which is basically a week’s holiday from University, has been only seen as a holiday rather than a time to get reading done. This year? I have loads to do. I have so much reading to do; starting with Finishing Waverly by Walter Scott, then Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and then onto Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I also have a context essay due on the 31st and another on the 3rd November. So yes, I am a busy bee!   It’s Blizzcon this weekend, which means I am relaxing and is a nice pat on the back for myselfRead More →

Spoonies R Us

A strange title you might be thinking, it isn’t as random as it appears. I had an appointment with the University’s disability team, and during it we were discussing my time at Leeds University. I recalled that at that time I had not come to recognise myself as disabled yet, I was still learning about the full extent of my hypermobility syndrome and being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The use of the term ‘disabled’ has been widely criticised as it makes people feel as though they are being told they are unable to do the same as an ‘able’ person. I personally don’t feelRead More →

Uni Updates

I have failed miserably at posting weekly, although in my defense it was not entirely my thought! I managed to contract the dreaded Freshers’ Flu, which being an asthmatic is not a good thing. I finally began to feel better this week and my body decided to throw some terribly migraines my way. I seem to be feeling better now, right in time for my birthday which is tomorrow. Wow, that has snuck up on me fast! I should, as seems to be the ‘trend’ for my age feel old. I don’t. I feel comfortable in my own skin at long last. That has beenRead More →

Goodbye February

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for my last entry, I was surprised to hear so many people read it, so that was great to hear 🙂 Hopefully the majority of this entry will make sense as right now I’m quite tired, although in a good way. Today was my first day on campus as I chose to miss out on the inductions yesterday. I surmised that they would be rather boring and full of stuff I had heard before, and it seems I was accurate in that assumption. I had a moment of panic today when I heard that one useful thing toldRead More →

Postgrad

After many days the blog is now complete, one day before I am due to see my advisor at the University. I’ve enrolled in classes, and hopefully, she won’t disapprove of them. I think that English Lit, Scottish Lit and Celtic Civilisations is a nice mixture that compliments one another – and fitting for someone who wishes to teach English Literature in Scotland. I am also hoping to finally find out where my classes will be located, at present my timetable simply says ‘TBA’, which is not particularly helpful. My fiance, Chris, has been to Glasgow University prior to now studying Computer Game Design atRead More →