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My Welcome Week: Memories of my first day at Stanmer

Sep

19

My arrival at the Stanmer Court began with a fall on the Falmer Station platform.  

Anticipation and expectation overwhelmed me when I tried to get down from the train from London at the Falmer station with two 20kg massive suitcases.  I misjudged the gap between the platform and the steps and crashed to the floor.  But I actually did not mind the fall nor the embarrassment of it as someone hurriedly came over and gave me a hand to help me get up.  “You ok, mate?” said a guy. 

That point on, I realized what my times would be like at Sussex during the first week – chaos, confusion, and smiles.   

After recovering from the fall, I followed a Sussex attendant with a black t-shirt to Stanmer, a mere one-minute walk, which was fabulous.  But the trip from the porter’s office (block A), after having all the formalities done, to block C was a struggle.  A smiling and a helpful Resident Advisor (RA) accompanied me to my room.  He and I had to juggle between opening doors, sliding and maneuvering my massive suitcases in and out of the elevators and through the corridors of A and B blocks, and finally arriving to my flat.  But getting to my flat was tricky as the RA got stuck between the two suitcases, which would not move because of broken wheels, and the narrow walls before I had to lift one of the suitcases to free him.

After the RA left, I fell into a momentary despair.  I did not know anyone and did not have any friends.  I desperately wanted to call my sister in Middlesbrough but decided against it.  Sharing problems with my sister would not solve anything.

As I began to look around the room, I realized it was actually smaller than the webpage photo.  “Is this it?” I asked myself.  My two suitcases seemed bigger than the room.  Ten, nine, eight, seven … one.  I took a deep breath and began to unfold my suitcases.  Not knowing what to unpack, where to put them, or how to organize my room compounded my misery.  I sat down at the edge of the bed and put my face into my hands.  I wanted to return to the comfort of my sister’s place, where I had stayed for two weeks before I came out to Sussex.

I desperately tried to think a way of out this misery.  It must have been around 6 pm or so but I had no idea how time passed since I had arrived almost two hours ago.  Then, I decided to explore the campus and walked around for about an hour.  To my surprise, when I returned to my flat I met my first flatmate, who is a first-year student of politics.  But that did not matter (I am a post graduate student) as I was thrilled to have a first human contact in the flat.  After exchanging greetings in the hallway I took a shower to scrub off my gloom.  It worked and got even better.

After shower I heard sound of door openings and more voices.  I dressed and came out to check what was all that about and saw five people sitting at the dining table of the common room.  Two of them were my flatmates and three were their friends.  They were preparing dinners.  “Hi ya,” I nearly screamed and exchanged greetings with all of them.  “Would you like to join us?” asked one of my flatmates. 

And with that, I began my much anticipated life at University of Sussex.

My Welcome Week 2013

Sep

20

"Ready, Aim FIRE!" Dr Ben Fincham ducks out the way as an array of paper aeroplanes reign down on him from excited joint-honours fresher students, each containing a burning question. An original and quite brilliant way of breaking the ice but a few too many land suspiciously too close to communications officer Imogen Adie, who perhaps provides an irresistable target. Outside Cows roam the paths handing out free Ben and Jerrys whilst a Grizzly Bear creeps up on unsuspecting students. Welcome to Sussex University.

Moving in day was as busy as Heathrow on the first day of the holidays, but if stress was present upon the vast number of volunteers it was not shown, in public anyway, as they willingly directed students left, right and centre. Though anguish still crept upon those students who realised the disadvantages of moving in to a top floor room. Workout completed, the first of many collapses on the bed was widely appreciated but Northfield soon realise getting anywhere is an equal amount of effort.

As night fell on the first Sunday excitement spread for the Welcome Party. Some students had quizzical looks on their faces as they heard the Spice Girls blasting from the stereo but Chris Stark stole the show even without a round of Innuendo Bingo. Alas not everyone was pleased and the longshot refund requests appeared the morning after. "Id like the money back for vodka" was a personal favourite.

It seemed there was hardly time to rest before Brightonian Nights arrived on the scene and freshers were unleashed upon the pubs and clubs of one of Britain's best nightlife towns (fact). Students bonded in The Black Lion and Mesmerist whilst the tour guides did well to stay sober...well. Rain and wind threatened to call off Thursday's Pier Party and Chickenism seemed to to sweep over the campus as tickets were flogged on Facebook but freshers still turned out in force. Certainly the official after party in Shoosh was packed and the performers on stilts were fearing for their lives.

 It's hard to believe under this craziness and madness lies a degree. Yet students stumbling out of bed to lectures was a regular sight on Thursday morning. Fortunately though there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As Wednesday proved there is a huge amount of societies to sign up to from Pole Dancing and Strictly Sussex to Scuba Diving and Kayaking. Thewe was simply something for everyone and although in a way they were competing for your signatures they were linked by one common theme. In no event, under no circumstance can one lose to Brighton University.

It has been a fast paced start but friendships have been made, letures survived and out flat fire alarm only let off once.  The year has begun

My welcome week 2013 - My first days in Brighton

Sep

20

My first days in Brighton have been busy, so I haven´t had time to update my blog until now. There are a lot of people to get to know, and a lot of things to arrange such as registration, accounts, etc. I have been really lucky with my flatmates, so I spend a lot of time with them. They´re awesome! :D An other boy moved in today, and he seems just as nice as the rest in this flat. I also met someone who had heard about Ylvis (norwegian comedians) and their song "What does the fox say?". They said it had become the theme song of their apartment, so I got pretty exited because I´m norwegian as well! I had to show Ylvis´ songs (because they´re so awesome) to some of my flatmates, so I would say that I´m helping Ylvis (a little bit) to get popular in England. I also met some people from my course, but they are really hard to find because there´s about 340 students taking first year psychology. I had my induction to psychology on monday and my introduction to psychology subjects on wednesday. Today I had my firsts lectures and my first seminar. It was three different subjects and a lot to remember at the first day. But I have been looking forward to the lectures, and I think it was really fun. Luckily I was able to understand almost everything the lecturers said, and I didn´t feel that I was having any big problems with language just yet. I am sure it will be harder when we have to write essays, but as long as I keep practicing I´m pretty sure it will be ok.

A part of my room :)

The weather in Brighton is surprisingly similar to Norway and my hometown Stavanger. It almost feels like it´s raining so much to make me feel like home, cause there hasn´t been much sun since I arrived. A day earlier this week, when it wasn´t raining, I went to Brighton by myself to get some stuff for my room. I got on a bus and was really confused because the bus driver didn´t want to drive where I was going as he was busy. Luckily I met some international students who were going on a guided tour in Brighton, which was arranged by the university. I followed them and got to learn the city a bit better. Sadly I didn´t bring my camera (because I had to carry stuff home), so I didn´t get to take any pictures from the city. Next time I might pretend to be a photographer in the streets of Brighton and post some pictures on this blog! 

The weather in Brighton today.

Charlotte

19.09.2013

My welcome week 2013 - I got attacked by a seagull!

Sep

20

Yes, I got attacked by a seagull today! Last night some people were saying that the seagulls were so aggressive in England. I didn´t pay too much attention because I kept thinking that they mentioned a few seagulls and not so many in Brighton. I also thought that it wasn´t a big deal as I have never seen it happen in Norway. But I was wrong! 

A random seagull (a lot smaller than the one who attacked me).

Today I went for my induction lectures. I didn´t have time for breakfast, so I decided to eat between the lectures while we were going to an other building. In this group of about 350 students, the seagull chose me (probably because I had food, but still...) to attack from behind. He flew over my head, touched my hair, and tried to grab my food. I practically held him! He was able to get a part of my sandwich, and some fell to the ground. I saved the rest for later because I didn´t want to eat outside anymore. So watch out for seagulls and don´t underestimate them! They are used to being around people, and are not scared of them.

 

Charlotte

16.09.2013

My welcome week 2013 - About me

Sep

20

My name is Charlotte, but I´m also called Charlie, and I am 20 years old. I started a blog (www.charlieinbrighton.blogspot.com) to use through the year, so I will copy my posts over on this blog instead of having two different blogs. I´m from the beautiful country Norway, which is where I have spent most of my life. I am moving to England to study at the University of Sussex, so the main reasons for me starting this blog is to practice my english and update my friends and family about my life in Brighton. I learned english in school when I was younger, so this makes it necessary for me to tell all of you guys that I know there will be writing and grammar mistakes. Hopefully my writing will improve!

I am a girl who finds a lot of different things fascinating. At school I took art subjects, and I like to be creative. One of my hobbies is sewing, and I like to make new clothes, especially dresses. I used to play handball and football, but because of a knee injury I had to quit. I still enjoy watching handball though! One of my other interests is psychology, which I have been studying at Ansgarskolen in Kristiansand for the past 2 years. I will be studying psychology at the university as well.

I expect that my blog will contain my experiences in Brighton and my thoughts about the new school and accommodation. I will write about what I find interesting and what I´m doing. And probably also some random stuff. There will also be some information about my interests such as what I sew and about my course and lectures in psychology. All according to what I feel like writing about!

Charlotte

09.09.2013

My welcome week 2013 - My travel to Brighton

Sep

20

I´ve finally gotten access to internet in my accommodation. It may be a little late to tell about my journey, but since this is the first time I am able to, I´m gonna do so anyway. At friday I got a text saying that my plane would be 2 hours late, so this made me prepare for a lot of waiting. Yesterday I woke up at 4 in the morning to pack the remaining luggage before going to the airport. I used a norwegian airline company called SAS. The waiting time was all right, but the delay made me late for my pre-booked place on the free coach to the university. I therefore had to go across the airport in London to find an office that was selling tickets to transport to Brighton. After a long time I finally got onboard in a coach that was going to Brighton. It took almost three hours, which I completely understand now since the coach was driving around the airport for 40 minutes. I know Heathrow is a huge airport, but at certain times I was wondering if the driver was driving in circles (hehe). After arriving Brighton I shared a cab to the university with a fellow student. So because I missed the free coach since the plane was late, I had to pay the same as my flight ticket for getting to the university.

The view from the plane in Brighton

When I arrived, former students helped me to my flat and answered all the questions I had. My room contained some furniture, but not so much else. I went to get the duvet, ect. for the bed, and went shopping for food. The kitchen didn´t contain anything (which really surprised me because it´s so different from Ansgar), so today I bought a kitchen package. I met some of my flatmates and used the evening to get to know them and some of the neighbours.

 

Charlotte

15.09.2013

My welcome week 2013 - Preparing to travel

Sep

20

Tomorrow morning I´m finally leaving. I just found out that my plane will be 2 hours late, so there will be a lot of waiting. I have already bought my tickets and arranged everything (as far as I know), but there is still a lot to do with registration for different things. Planning, applying and arranging everything for going to school in England was a lot more complicated than in Norway because I am an international student. For example, there is so many different events the first week that I completly lost track of everything. I guess I´ll just move in and show up to see what events people are attending. But I´m pretty sure I will get everything I need ready in time though!

The past couple of weeks I have been visiting my friends at my old school in Kristiansand. I went to some psychology lectures even though I have already taken the subjects. I know some of the subjects at the university will be very similar so I need all the knowledge I can get before the exams. We did a lot of things like going to a birthday party and a farewell party. I drank tea with the girls, and the boys went swimming (I put my toes in the water, but I didn´t care for swimming though as I thought the water was to cold, hehe). Me and my friend Eldar made a cake for Hilde´s farewell party and we also made home made bread, which took three hours! I usually don´t spend much time in the kitchen, so I was proud afterwards.

I had a great time in Kristiansand and I honestly didn´t want to leave so soon. I started thinking about the fact that almost everyone and everything I know is in Norway, and I don´t know anyone at the university. But I´m sure I will be fine and get to know some really awesome people the next few days. So I´m looking forward to moving even though I am a little bit nervous and very exited!

 

Our cake to Hilde to wish her a great journey.

 

Home made bread. I made the one in the middle :)

Charlotte :)

13.09.2013

My welcome week 2013 - One week in Brighton

Sep

21

I have been in Brighton for a week now, and I really like it. Even though I haven´t been studying for a long time in Sussex (only 2 days with lectures), I think I will like the course a lot since I already love psychology. This weekend I have been working with the material we learned in the lectures at the end of last week. It goes really slow because I want to make sure I understand everything and all the words. But as long as I get to practice my english at the same time, I don´t mind using a couple of hours to process and rework the lectures. Today I was reading and writing about Freud, who is the first person a lot of people think about when they hear the word psychology. Once I heard someone say that you either like Freud, or you don´t. And I decided that I really like him. Even though someone think we shouldn´t emphasize his theories too much, he made a major contribute to psychology. I think people often tend to talk about the fact that Freud focused too much on sex. If people interpret Freud and look past all the sexual metaphors, I think many will find his theories interesting. And also probably understand why I think he was really important for making the research focus more on the unconsciousness.

A T-shirt from my school.

This weekend my old school has a reunion for the students who went there last year. They have a choir which each year contains the new students. I joined the choir last year. I only did it for the fun, because I can´t sing!! And it was really fun. So this weekend it is not only a reunion, but also the last concert with the choir from last year. I couldn´t be there because I am in England, but I wanted to join and meet everybody! Even though I have met people in England, I miss my friends from Norway so much!

The choir from last year!

Last night some of my flatmates and I where just staying at home. We went outside to watch the fireworks from Brighton though. I am not completely sure why there were fireworks by the way. I ran in to get my camera and managed to take a few pictures before it stopped. 

Charlotte :)

21.09.2013

My Welcome Week 2013 – Memoirs of a Fresh Sussex Enthusiast

Sep

23

Referred By Osama Ashraf

 

As the cabin lights came on unexpectedly, and the steward’s voice was heard over the loudspeaker, advising all passengers to fasten their seat belts for the descent into the London Heathrow airport, I could not help but feel my nerves twist in excitement and wonder over what was about to be next. Regardless of reading a number of articles and website material, I still felt like an eager boy on the night before a religious festival. Reason: a new leaf was being turned over. I was headed towards the University of Sussex in the south of England to study Business.

After I reached London, I could only think of what I call the ‘start of a new beginning.’ As strange as it may seem, the entire concept of going to university and studying among thousands of students while travelling and seeing sights unknown to me before was in itself a new beginning. But as the university culture indicates, the very first week for new students is meant to familiarise them with the university and all the facilities they can obtain. For some, it was the Freshers’ Week. To me, it meant the first page of the most interestingly titled chapter of my life: ‘My Welcome Week.’

As the taxi made its way through the South Downs in the pouring rain, I snapped a few pictures of the lush green fields and put the window down to inhale the fresh air. This is what heaven must be like, I thought as I stared at the horizon and the taxi slowed down on a narrow road. On a rather personal note, it hit me that being an avid reader does not just make a person well versed in literature, but it also gives one the ability to relate to their favourite authors and characters. While London could remind me of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, the South Downs of Sussex brought a smile to my face as  I thought of the legendary Virginia Woolf residing in her once known to be haunted house, making history with her pen.

Upon arrival at the university, I proceeded to collect the keys to my accommodation. The thought of living at a scenic spot in Falmer on a beautifully vast campus reminded me of how lucky I am. The architectural nature of the buildings on the Sussex campus did not indicate an exact era of building design to me; my observation told me that it was somewhat classic and contemporary, with a blend of twenty-first century modern design reflected by the huge Jubilee building for Business students. As I stood there, feeling special to belong to the place, the bundle of keys in my hand rattled. This is it, I thought. My passport to Sussex.

Once I got settled, being woken up by what I call the alarm clock of nature amused me: the sea gulls seemed to be more enthusiastic than the university authorities in welcoming the new students. Everything was so breathtakingly wondrous that it was not too long before I started getting pleased by seeing playful wild rabbits and squirrels running around in the green patches of the campus. Being a city person, I was actually attracted to the natural characteristics Sussex reserves as a county.

Things picked up pace as friendships were made, and ideas exchanged from going to the famous Churchill Square shopping mall in Brighton to a weekend trip to Amsterdam. Sitting around a table and preparing a welcome meal filled with spicy flavours from the east and tasty beans from the west meant special; everyone was on a similar boat, ready to delve into long lasting friendships and live as a family away from home.

It also meant that home was a continent away, but my heart found its place on campus.

There is one thing which I will never forget about the Welcome Week, and it is that I had never seen so many colours in a place before. From big banners to trendy hairdos and the greatest variety of attire worn by students, everyday was more colourful than its predecessor.

The ‘wow’ factor at Sussex seemed to get better as I witnessed The Maccabees performing at the Welcome Party. It was a genuine moment to appreciate the efforts of the Students’ Union to go to a great length to make the party memorable and enjoyable for the freshers. Bobbing my head to every beat and dancing as wildly as possible, my senses told me how fantastic the head start to the Welcome Week was going.

Despite the fact that every muscle in my body was begging for mercy, I looked forward to touring the vast campus. It led me into discovering my favourite spots, including the woody walk towards the Friston building, the widely resourced library and the Falmer Bar – where I had tasted the best Mexican chicken ever. The fun was not over as I made my way towards the Freshers’ Fair. There was no limit to the amount and nature of the clubs and societies which we were free to join. I felt the welcoming spirit of warmth take over as I signed up for the famous, quoted-by-Daily-Telegraph society, ‘The Pun Society.’ That was not all when I got the chance to jump on the trampoline and try a Cuban Salsa dance move at two of the stalls. I was amazed by the variety of activities and eagerly put my name down for taster sessions of Scuba Diving and Integrated Martial Arts. The constant urge to feel active and try out new things added a sense of happiness everywhere. All I remember is seeing smiling faces, satisfied and proud of choosing to come to the University of Sussex.

A great deal of assistance was provided to the freshers by the friendly and enthusiastic student ambassadors. I was happy to befriend some of them, including Osama Ashraf who was happy to help me with guidance on the different cafes around campus. It led me to think that there is something for everybody at Sussex; from food to having fun to finding a cosy reading spot, Sussex has a gift for every individual who becomes a part of it.ance

Moreover, I remember how laughter bubbled up in my throat as I sat on a high water ride at the Brighton Pier and slid down, splashing into the water. It was the much awaited for Pier Party, which meant free rides at the Brighton Pier and delicious crepes and fish right by the sea. Each moment of the Welcome Week was proving to be fun and memorable than the previous one. The fact that I was at the very sea front with my new friends where the well known movie, ‘Brighton Rock’ was shot was amazing. It was also a bit hard to believe that I was minutes away from the house of one of my favourite musicians, Noel Gallagher. At the same time, we were unable to catch hold of time, but the blasting music, the unpredictable rain showers and hot chocolate in the cold wind would always remian etched in my memory.

As we all know that studying is what we mainly attend university for, I will not hesitate to mention how welcoming all my module convenors are. Course induction went by like a breeze and even though there is a lot to study, I believe there is much more to learn. To be seated in a huge lecture theatre among lots of eager faces is like a dream come true. And I felt that the Welcome Week, at every point, made me realise that living a dream gets better when one counts their blessings and makes use of their time.

As the Welcome Week had started with a party which all those who attended would never forget, it came to its conclusion with offering the students a chance to mingle on the campus grounds whilst eating delicious barbecued burgers. However, the burgers were eaten under the dark sky which illuminated with sparkling fireworks. The sight of fiery reds, oranges, blues and purples on a black velvet sky brought tears to the eyes of some while I, along with most of the others, cheered and hooted to welcome the ‘start of a new beginning.’ It was more than what we could have asked for as a token of getting a sense of belonging to our university and the wish to experience it all over again.

Amidst the module handbooks, busy lecture time tables, unavoidable homesickness and various cooking disasters, I must mention that the Welcome Week gave us a heads up which would be remembered by all for a very long time. There have been fire alarm drills, a walk to the Laines and even a short visit to the Laundrette, but the experience of living independently has only begun. I would love to graduate and make my place at Sussex a memorable one, but above all, I would love to go back in time and live during the Welcome Week if I could. As humourous as this may seem, here is a toast to the next best three years of my life!

Mustafa Madni

Accounting and Finance

As fresh as ever: Mastering Sussex

Sep

23

I was a Fresher once, a few years back, and I stepped nervously back onto a campus this week wondering what my postgraduate fate would be. Would I be transformed into one of those invisible grad students who only appeared at strange hours of the day, clutching books and looking stressed?

I expected a welcome induction full of long explanations on how many books to read to become a fully-fledged Master of the Arts. Instead, we were welcomed with beer, wine (both kinds), and a range of nibbles. We then proceeded to have a traffic lights party. Obviously our coloured dots represented our courses, not availability. It was an awesome chance to chat with fellow students, our future mentors and some academic pinups (you know who I’m talking about Global Studies students). This first icebreaking welcome to the Global Studies department was warm, heartfelt and enlightening. I felt less apprehensive as I clinked glasses with people from all over the world, from Luxembourg to Lesotho. After that, the lovely course administrator Clare even offered us plastic bags to take home the left-overs. All the beers had gone but I got a pleasing handful of breadsticks and olives!

As I’ve said, it is quite daunting being postgraduate. Could I even attend the Freshers Fair? Was that strange? Could I still peruse the stalls with a handful of sweets and free pens? As it turns out, I could. Freshers Fair was a flurry of loads of cool things and lively people. I was not only there for the sweets in the end as I signed up for everything in sight – the Mexican society, the aptly-named Read Between the Wines (and why not?), Roots (I really love vegetables), TEDXSussex (a secret lifetime goal and Ted Talks are brill!) I was just slightly disappointed that there wasn’t a Watersports society. We do live by the sea - would anybody be up for that?

I followed Freshers Fair with my first drink in Falmer bar and realised Masters students were not covert library-dwellers. Actually, we were just like everybody else, drinking and laughing and discussing how to avoid the hangover for our 9am lecture the next morning. We were served plastic cups (we must look like everybody else) and accepted proudly.

On Friday, we attended a workshop by the legendary Robert Chambers from IDS. I entered the room wondering if I should have read up on something and discovered a room buzzing with people. The charming Robert broke down all cultural barriers and dispelled any reservations. Greeting each other by bumping bottoms left no room for inhibition. I think I talked to about 70 individuals that day. I can’t remember many of their names but it has made such a difference to have 70 more people to greet around the campus – or to avoid, after having bumped backsides a little overzealously…

It was more than I could have expected as Sussex welcomed us to the student body. An especially lovely talk from the SU Communications Officer made the induction week complete and I’m left with a warm fuzzy feeling that this year will be one of the best.

I’m a Masters student, yes. But my first week at Sussex was as a fresh as ever.

I´ve got the freshers flu!

Sep

24

Yes, I am ill! It all started with a cold, but know I´m not only sneezing and coughing, I´m ill as well. I heard that each year people get sick during freshers week because there are so many people everywhere, and it spreads quickly. So since everyone is talking about the freshers flu, my conclusion is that I have gotten the fresher flu. Which by the way is really boring. I need a lot more sleep, and I feel like I´ve been running for an hour everytime I climb the stairs or walk up a tiny hill. I get cranky when I´m ill, so yesterday I went to the shop to get some chocolate to feel better. On my way home (after breathing like an elephant while climbing the stairs), I hit my head in the front door. And I got a bump on my forehead! But at least I got the chocolate! :)

Even though I´m ill, I was able to go to my lecture yesterday and do a little bit psychology at home about object recognition. I haven´t been so good at studying the last few days because I am very weak and don´t have much energy. I´ve mostly been sleeping and watching netflix. 'Modern Family' is the program I´ve been watching while laying in bed coughing. I love it, it is awesome! I have also been watching some films with my friend, which has been really fun. Two days ago we were watching Wall-E. It was such a sweet and amazing film! I almost cried several times, haha. My friend also got me to start playing candy crush again. It is such a boring and fun game at the same time, but it can be really frustrating!

 

Today I have been outside enjoying the sun. Me and my friend was supposed to study, but we ended up talking instead. Eventually we went home because there was too many wasps there. So now I´m going to study at home too keep up with my lectures.

 

Charlotte

24.09.2013

I´ve got the freshers flu!

Sep

24

Yes, I am ill! It all started with a cold, but know I´m not only sneezing and coughing, I´m ill as well. I heard that each year people get sick during freshers week because there are so many people everywhere, and it spreads quickly. So since everyone is talking about the freshers flu, my conclusion is that I have gotten the fresher flu. Which by the way is really boring. I need a lot more sleep, and I feel like I´ve been running for an hour everytime I climb the stairs or walk up a tiny hill. I get cranky when I´m ill, so yesterday I went to the shop to get some chocolate to feel better. On my way home (after breathing like an elephant while climbing the stairs), I hit my head in the front door. And I got a bump on my forehead! But at least I got the chocolate! :)

Even though I´m ill, I was able to go to my lecture yesterday and do a little bit psychology at home about object recognition. I haven´t been so good at studying the last few days because I am very weak and don´t have much energy. I´ve mostly been sleeping and watching netflix. 'Modern Family' is the program I´ve been watching while laying in bed coughing. I love it, it is awesome! I have also been watching some films with my friend, which has been really fun. Two days ago we were watching Wall-E. It was such a sweet and amazing film! I almost cried several times, haha. My friend also got me to start playing candy crush again. It is such a boring and fun game at the same time, but it can be really frustrating!

 

Today I have been outside enjoying the sun. Me and my friend was supposed to study, but we ended up talking instead. Eventually we went home because there was too many wasps there. So now I´m going to study at home too keep up with my lectures.

 

Charlotte

24.09.2013

Blog competition winners

Oct

01

Student Recruitment Services are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Sussex Blog Competition.

Congratulations to Megan who won the first prize which was £100 worth of Sainbury's vouchers. Well done also to Charlotte who won the three month sports membership.

Megan structured her blogs very well, gave some great advice to current and future students and covered a huge range of topics eloquently.

Charlotte used images really well in her blogs and reflected on her thoughts and feelings in a very honest way. She also helped spread the word about her favourite Norwegian comedy band Ylvis.

Hundreds of staff and students followed these blogs throughout the week and we hope that all blog entrants will continue blogging and sharing some of their experiences of life throughout their Sussex degrees.

Many thanks to everyone who entered. You can read all the blogs here.

I´m going to use my other blog in the future (http://charlieinbrighton.blogspot.co.uk/)

Oct

04

I will stop to write on this blog and use my blog on blogspot instead. The reason for this is that only a certain amount of people will be able to read what I write at this site. If you are interested in blog posts that haven´t been posted on this blog, or reading or following my blog, please go to my blog on this website: http://charlieinbrighton.blogspot.co.uk/.

Charlotte :)
04.10.2013