Quick (and last) post today as it was a quick (and last interesting) day at Uni this fine Freshers' Week.
Initially I thought 'OMG! Not another two hour blab about stuff that I can read in my own time', but after the Head of Department, Dr Jess something-or-other began his 'motivational' talk (which wasn't THAT motivational, but interesting nonetheless), I was happy I did attend.
It's incredible to think just how many students there are at the moment for first year English - apparently 231 give or take a few - and that by year two only one in five of us will remain... bizzare! Still, more room for me to raise and wave my hand in the air and ask my eternal list of questions.
Dr Jess did what many of us, me especially, hoped he wouldn't do, and that was ask us to 'Turn to the person beside you and introduce yourselves for five minutes'. The only thing I remember was that the boy beside me was from London and he was living in private halls. He did mention his name but that went straight over my head. Before I caught what was sputtering out of my mouth I had told him I was a mature student, which meant older, but not much older and that I worked on the Curry Mile just round the corner from where he was staying (hope he didn't think I was coming on to him!) but not in one of the restaurants there (yurgh) but a solicitors (my mouth was a nervous, verbal machine gun). I asked if he had eaten in one of the places on the Mile. He smiled and said 'Yes, it was delicious', to which I pointed out there were rats and the kitchens were filthy. BE MY FRIEND!
Main point of today was that I loved it. There are so many oportunities in terms of work and experience. Carol Ann Duffy will be reading to us (lullabies?) next Friday, there will be a chance to network with a variety of professionals within areas of theatre, writing, education etc in addition to working on projects which seem to be in abundance over the next three years. I'm totally going to milk the support they offer in terms of time management and personal organisation (TIDY MY ROOM?) as I am sure this will help in terms of getting my ideas down on to pages. and eventually into stories!
Tomorrow is just a load of crap about how to use the library and so I shan't bore you anymore with my being a mature student during freshers' week. Quiet nights in all week instead of late night booze ups down 5th Ave or anywhere else these toddlers end up. The bliss of being a ... grown-up. Zzzzzzzzz
Good night and God bless!