Being a student is full of adventures of its own but being a forensics student has a whole bunch of different hurdles and interesting twists.
People always ask, “so what course are you on?” and when I tell them I study forensic investigation I am met with the standard replies of, “OMG, that’s so cool,” “So like CSI and stuff, I would love to do that!” and “That sounds so interesting.” The truth is it is all of those things… it is cool, and interesting and something which I have always wanted to do. But what is it really like, behind the scenes of CSI’s and Criminal Minds, what does a student studying such a wide and varied subject actually do?
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Everybody loves a sausage roll and they are not that hard to make either. A great activity for family baking and a delicious snack too!
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This week has possibly been one of the longest weeks of the year. The last week of January just dragging out the pain for that bit longer! I have had nothing to do, I have been trapped indoors and I have been trying very hard to get ahead on work (very unsuccessfully!)
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There are many things in life that make me happy but if I ever feel lost or alone the one thing guaranteed to cheer my up is my family.
I was thinking today about thoughts and emotions and whether, given the chance I would bottle up all my bad memories and just drop it off the end of the pier into the sea. Sometimes, I think this seems like the most amazing opportunity, maybe like starting from scratch, but then I realised I would lose a whole array of emotions who make me the person I am. It is hard to say that you should just ignore all the hurtful and negative things people say because no matter how much you deny it they are still there, festering in your brain, but these past few weeks have taught me to stop bottling them up and throwing them to the waves because they just get washed back up at high tide.
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Aims of 2017:
- Spend less bloody money on food! I am one person and pleased to say I feel pretty damn healthy but I still spending £30 a week on food shopping, so this HAS to stop! From now on I will make the effort, and believe me it is an effort to walk the 2 miles to Aldi (maybe).
- To be more productive but not be overly optimistic about what I can accomplish in one day!
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It’s the season to be jolly… jolly broke! As a student, Christmas is proving to be an expensive prospect and with limited funds I am afraid that my family will, yet again, find socks and hand knitted items under the tree.
However, Christmas does not have to be this traditionally boring for everybody. It can be hard to find interesting and different gifts but after my trip into town today I thought I would share some of the unique and affordable present ideas that caught my eye.
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What a week! I never could have imagined the stress and excitement of leaving home and starting university. I have already done things I never dreamed I would, going out 4 nights in a row being one! But I can safely say I’ve had the most amazing experience. Continue reading “Leaving home”