My first “early” start was today, a 10AM lecture/introduction to the course, which I only discovered about 30 minutes prior to the event. That most likely explains why only 13 of the 26 students were present there. It was surprisingly interesting, though I could feel my spine slowly moving out of place as I had taken a rather uncomfortable position on the chair but didn’t want to rearrange myself and make a fuss, resulting in making myself a distraction or center of attention. Soon enough I positioned myself again and I was fine, but soon after came pain of the mind.
“You’re the cleverest class we’ve had” was said, or at least something along those lines (defamation unintentional, sorry), “you’ve all passed your A-Levels, so you’re officially clever”. Now I know my grades, and even if the rest of the group got A*’s and Distinctions and so on, why would you put that kind of pressure on a bunch of first year graduates? “You’re really clever, and in return, we expect you to put out the best work we’ve ever come across!”.
Okay, perhaps that isn’t what they were saying, but that’s how it came across, both lecturers were nice enough. Just don’t lie to me, I’ve spent enough time with BS teachers to know how they try and alter their pupil’s perceptions of the class and subject. Anyway, now I know what books I need to read, as well as to grab a newspaper everyday, I feel a tiny bit for confident in my decision of taking this degree. The university also uses WordPress as the base for their website, which is like a 3,000 word English essay where you have to fill in the correct word to make the sentence appear sensible.
My only worry is using Mac hardware, something I’m not entirely use to because of my distaste for Apple’s hardware. Never owned an iPhone, iPad, iPod, none of it. I’m sure my laptop will suffice for the time being but come to a video editing stage and I’m sure Macs will be central to the process. Ah well, can’t have your cake and eat it I suppose.
Finishing just after 12, it was a hard decision as to whether to walk into the city center or take a shower. I opted for the former, bad mistake, came home all sweaty and horrible. Had to take a trip to Poundland for some deodorant, but also picked up twin pack of Jaffas and some Sunny D. Hello 2001, it’s me again, now where’s my N64?
No events tonight, was debating finding the “Big Fat Quiz” but decided against it because I couldn’t find any teammates; hopefully some fellow journos will form a team with me in the coming weeks and we’ll trump everyone.
Tomorrow’s plan: Wake up early, take advantage of Subway deal for two breakfast subs and drinks for £4, officially enroll for university at around 4PM. Write up some news for NE in the meantime and see what everyone else is up to.