Graduation Dates are Released Oh the Pressure!
So you may or may not know that the summer graduation dates have now been released, while this to some degree (no pun intended) is exciting it seems very scary too! For those of us in our final year we graduate in 6 months! 6 months how scary is that? It also means we only have about 4 months left to complete all our work. If you haven’t seen the schedule that’s been released here’s a link http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/congregation/ceremonies/summerschedule/ and if you are a CLL student to save you sometime straightaway, our graduation date is Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 3pm. However, there is loads more information about gowns and tickets etc.….
For some of us the pressure is heating up, dissertations are in full flow (or hopefully they are) and the workload is stacking up. This only leads to one thing, a lack of a social life, friends who are they? And family? Well family tend be the people you see occasionally maybe at meal times or bedtimes, well if you’re anything like me! The word dissertation can become a bit like a swear word – you don’t want to hear it, or have anyone ask you how it’s going. Honestly for me, I’m loving my dissertation topic, although it is and has and will take up so much of my time. All I can say for anyone thinking about dissertation topics now is to make sure you pick something that you’re going to enjoy, because there are times when you’re transcribing or reading another article that it can become tedious and tiring and trying to write it all up can be a massive job.
The other week I attended the MA in Social Work event. Personally I only went along to speak to some of the current students and I have to say it was great to be able to speak to those students and hear about their experiences on the course so far and about some of their placements. I still haven’t heard whether I’ve got an interview yet. This is one of those horrible times, when all you want to know is what’s going to happen – well it is for me. I’m a very logical person, I like to have things planned out in advance and to be organised if I can. There are times that this isn’t possible and waiting to hear about anything to do with future courses or jobs is always something that I’m very impatient about. I guess for me, if I’m honest is I’ve really set my mind on becoming a social worker and it’s now the only thing I can think about doing with the rest of my career, so no pressure hey! I know sometimes things don’t pan out as we’d hope they would, and I really should have a plan B in mind, but I don’t. For anyone struggling in this area please don’t feel you are alone with not knowing what you’re going to do next. I would seriously suggest speaking to the careers service, there is a lovely new lady called Marge Walsh, make an appointment with her and see what options are available for you.
Oh, I actually had a date night with my husband at the weekend. We went out for a meal and then to the Belgrade Theatre to see Dirty Dancing, it was fab. Although I have to admit I think I’ve become a bit of a theatre snob, the amount of women heckling and talking throughout the performance was slightly annoying. The staff were very good though trying to keep people as quiet as possible. Faith went to nanny and granddads for a sleepover, which she always loves. So it was such a treat not having to wake up at silly o’clock on a Sunday morning either (now that is rare!). On another personal note, the Six Nations has started too (it’s a rugby competition, if you don’t know). This also helps me to take my mind off uni work at the weekend now for the next 7 weeks or so. It’s another thing my husband and me like to watch together.
For today that is all, back to that dissertation!