Week One

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Who would have thought that only having a couple of classes a week would actually be so tiring? But third year has officially started now and all I can say is that I think it is going to be extreme and chaos and any other word that fits that description.

As of yet, I’m not sure what I feel about my modules. Contemporary and Popular Cinema looks like it could be great fun just because of the films that we get to do, it could be a really engaging module. But I’m not liking 20% being marked on a presentation, I would rather write a longer essay. But I guess it is time to see if my confidence has grown in the last three years or not and find out if I can actually do this. If nothing else, it will help with job interviews.

Or it will help me get through Film Journalism. I’m really torn on this one. The lecture was rather boring and dragged for quite a while. Having done a journalism one before, I’m worried that it’s going to be really hard to get a good mark for it. However… it does have the potential to actually get me to where I want to be in terms of trying to find a job. Maybe I’ll hold back on judgement for that one just yet. And we have to interview someone professionally connected to the film industry… Um… I think eep is the only phrase worthy of something that up.

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The portfolio module will hopefully be okay, but the timetabling is so weird for that I won’t have a lecture until week three. But then it is just a case of getting through the dissertation. I’ve sent off my first section for feedback and all I can really say is that it was terrifying. My dissertation is basically my novel, so knowing someone could just say it is rubbish…. It makes me protective of my baby.

I’m really looking forward to this year. It’s terrifying that it will finish up uni, and the whole job hunting thing is already scaring me – what I want feels like it could be nothing but a dream, so will I be just chasing shadows? – but the idea that this year will change my life is also exciting. For better or for worse, in a few months time, everything will change.

So right now I think I’m going to make the most of being a student. I’ve already had some doors opened for me since being here and I fully intend to make the most of that during my last few months. It is fun learning new things, not only in terms of the studies but in regards to myself as well. I would have never have said two and a half years ago that I would be trying to run a blog, that’s for sure.

Here’s to the future. If anyone has any advice on how to get through these next few months, I would loveto hear it.

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