I never could get the hang of Thursdays


why do I do this to myself?
29/05/2009, 3:25 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

I’ve just found some not-exactly love notes, but more love conversations I’d hidden away on my computer for a year or two, unread in a long time. Without saying much more about it, my stomach turned over and I felt a huge gap reappear in my life.

I know I said I wont blog about personal things, but where else was I going to write this?

How things change. Nothing good lasts forever.



Quite a few Thursdays ago
28/05/2009, 12:50 am
Filed under: Random Thursday Photo

Howard

I took this a while ago, when it was snowing.



Jump in my car
27/05/2009, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Musac Videos

Someone wanted to sing this at karaoke the other day, it’s so funny. Got to love the Hoff.



Consumer awareness?
21/05/2009, 6:22 pm
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There have been more complaints by university students on value for money for their courses. I agree entirely and if I wasn’t finishing this year I’d be one of them.

There was a representative from Salford University on BBC radio four’s consumer programme You And Yours today, and he didn’t convince me any more about the care my university has for its paying students. The university does have good facilities, libraries, stuido space, that kind of thing, but I, like most other students, still find it easier to work from home. Also, our contact time with tutors is ridiculous for  £3000 a year. Normally I’d see my tutor for maybe 3 hours a week, if that. For my final major project I haven’t had any contact time with my tutor (except two informal meetings with a tutor-in-training) and I’m set to hand in my final module tomorrow. If I can do it without seeing her at all, what am I paying for?

My conclusions is that I’m another person going through the degree machine. I get a degree, the university gets another good mark for a sucessful graduate, and I’m pushed into the world of work feeling completely unable to do anything. I don’t feel like I’ve learnt anything in the last year. I could have improved as much if I had taught myself. I may as well have applied to the open university and had a full time job at the same time.

Universities are like glorfied libraries, and I’ve only used ours twice this year.



jeudi
21/05/2009, 12:25 am
Filed under: Random Thursday Photo

Travail

An interesting book cover I found in France.



I am currently reading
15/05/2009, 12:51 pm
Filed under: Books

I loved The Giro Playboy. Did anybody watch Citizen Smith when I suggested it? I’d love to know what you thought.



what a scummy man
15/05/2009, 12:47 pm
Filed under: Music

Arctic-Monkeys

I’ve started listening to this album again. Takes me back.