I’ve been feeling a little low this past week for one reason or another, but I’m kinda feeling a little better now. For now, at least :)
I’ve been up until stupid o’clock the past few days stressing about my presentation for my job interview for the Deep on Tuesday. At first I obviously considered talking a little bit about my time at our Marine Sanctuary, but I figured that a lot of people will go for the obvious and talk about something Marine related and it would look as if I was trying a bit too hard or didn’t have any other interests.
Then I considered talking about space and astronomy because it’s always something I’ve loved, it’s science related and I could maybe talk a little bit about the chance of water, and potentially Marine life, on Titan and Europa, ect. But it just wasn’t coming to me naturally. I must have watched at least 5 different hour long documentaries, spent hours and hours browsing space related websites and written 10 A4 pages of notes, but I was still sat up at 3am this morning with the biggest writers block.
So, I’m going to take a chance and talk about Body Modification. I realise that’s something you perhaps wouldn’t normally talk about with a potential employer, but something that I could quite happy sit for hours and hours reading and talking about and I think that, even if it’s not something that they have a love for themselves, my enthusiasm will come across in the presentation and maybe spark a bit of interest.
I will however be making sure my piercings are as discreet as possible for it, as I don’t want them to get the impression that I’m the sort of person that’s going to come in to work with a new piercing every week :)
Tomorrow night I have plans to go out with the Zoology Society for their White Tee social, so I’m looking forward to that. I really need some chill time and if I have enough drinks I might even be brave enough to have a little practice of my presentation. But maybe not :p
Also still feeling a bit mopey about boy stuff, so it’ll be good to hang out with some nice people who’ll cheer me up.
On Friday a guy from ‘Reach Out Volunteers’ came in to Uni to talk to students about taking part in one of their volunteer projects in Asia or Africa or South America. I went along because I wanted to hear more about their Marine project in Cambodia, and it sounds really amazing.
I’ve been looking in to volunteer work before, but up until now I’ve been looking at Frontier’s Marine project in Fiji. The only problem is doing a project like these is pretty expensive, so I wonder if I’d be better off saving the money for trips through Uni in my future years :/
Has anyone taken part in one of these projects or something similar? Having a chat to someone who’s done something like that before would be really helpful :)
So, it seems that I’ve managed to make it through Fresher’s Week in tact. But, to be fair, that may be partially (actually, mainly) to do with the fact I’ve been too much of a coward to go to a lot of the events/socials.
I didn’t have the courage to make it to the Zoology Social last week ‘cause I’m so shy, and I’ve also been feeling a bit sorry for myself due to boy stuff (urgh), but I was a bit fed up of feeling sad so forced myself to the Zoological Society’s second social last night and I actually had a really good time. They were all really chatty and friendly and totally reassured me when I told them how nervous I’d been.
I’m really interested in joining up properly because as well as nights out they have a lot of trips to Zoos and Aquariums, and go out and do field work and research. It’ll be useful to have some people to do stuff like that with outside Uni and it’ll help me get more experience and gain skills that will be useful later.
As well as that, they all seem like a proper laugh and they’ve invited me to a White T-Shirt Social on Monday :)
This week has been the start of some of my classes/lectures. I only have four or five this week, as they’re easing us in slowly, and so far it’s all been going pretty well. We’ll just be studying general Science, Maths, ect, for Semester 1, so I have to wait until to Semester 2 to start the specific Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, ect, modules. But I’m sure some of this Semesters stuff will be interesting :)
Also, a piece of good news, I received a letter from the Deep this morning inviting me to a second interview. I’m pretty surprised because the first one didn’t go all that well, but it’s a good surprise :)
Only thing I’m a little nervous about is that they would like me to prepare a 5 minute presentation for the interview. It’s understandable though, as the job is for a Guide, so I’m going to spend my day off tomorrow trying to think of a topic for it :/
Not much else to report until my lectures and things start properly, but it’s nice to have somewhere to unload and natter about what I’ve been up to :)
So, here’s a couple of photos of me.
The first one is of my new beachy coloured hair, as I decided to get rid of the black.
And the second one is of my new Lab Coat. Officially a Scientist now! :)
(Source: perfectbucketlist, via perfectbucketlist)
So, I’ve survived my first couple of days at Uni!
I moved in to my new house on Saturday and so far I couldn’t be happier. My housemates are lovely and I’m right around the corner from Uni.
Yesterday I registered on my course and had the opportunity to choose an optional module for this year, so I’ve picked Psychology. I figured that, as I want to take Animal Behaviour as my optional module in my second or third year, it might be useful later on.
I was given my Lab Coat yesterday too! I feel like a proper Scientist now! :)
Today I had to go and meet my personal supervisor, and she talked me through my timetable. It’s pretty complicated, but it looks like I might have more free time than I thought I was going to, which is good.
I also had a wander around the Athletic Union Fair and had a little chat with the guy on the Surfing Society stand. I’d been a little nervous that I wouldn’t be taken seriously, as I’m only a beginner, but he was really nice and told me all about what they get up to, so I might just get myself signed up :)
This evening I had a sifting interview at the Deep for the Guide position, but I don’t feel it went as well as it could have done. I blanked half way through and just couldn’t put in to words what I was trying to say, which isn’t exactly great for a Guide, so I feel like I let myself down a little.
I hope that maybe I’m offered the second interview so I have the opportunity to redeem myself, as I know I wasn’t at my best today and I think that I could be really great at the job :/
Tomorrow is the Societies Fair, which is what I’m really looking forward to. I’ve been planning on signing up to the Zoological Society for ages, so I’m really looking forward to meeting them and having a natter. They’re having a social tomorrow night and going to a Beach Party themed event at the Uni and I really want to go, but I’m a little shy so I’m worried I’d end up a bit of a wallflower :/
I also want to sign up for the Rock Society, ‘cause it’d be pretty cool to make some friends with a similar music taste and maybe even find some gig buddies, and I also plan on having a little chat with the LGBT kids as there’s not much of a LGBT scene in my hometown.
I don’t have much else going on tomorrow, except a Faculty Induction, which is nice. Means me and my housemates can hang out a bit :)
On Thursday I have my official University registration and a safety talk about how to use the Labs, ect, so I’m sure I’ll post some more before the end of the week. I took a photo of me in my Lab Coat to post up, but my laptop’s Bluetooth is being really temperamental :(
Got loads of stuff to look forward to over the next few weeks, so I’ll probably be a little more active and posting a little more about what I get up to :)
I’ve been pretty absent from Tumblr from the past few weeks, mainly due to a busy Summer at work.
Now that’s it’s over I have a little more time to myself and a little more time for things like Tumblr :)
In other news, it’s only around three weeks until I’ll be starting my BSc in Marine and Freshwater Biology!
And I stumbled across a lovely little student house in Hull while web surfing, and after going for a house viewing I’ve decided to move there instead of commuting from my hometown. The contract is all signed and ready to be posted, so I’ll hopefully be moving in about two weeks :)
Sadly that meant I had to hand my notice in at work yesterday, but I’ve been offered the opportunity to go back next Summer if I like :)
I’ve already applied for another job in Hull - as a Guide at the Deep. So fingers crossed! :)
Hopefully I’ll be a bit more active on here over the next couple of weeks, especially once I’ve started my course, so I can geek out a little about what we’ve been studying.
Exciting stuff! :)
I realise this is one of those things that no one on Tumblr will really care too much about, but I’m quite proud, so I wanted to share it.
At work we have a ‘Star of the Month’, aka. Employee of the Month, and this month I was nominated twice!
It’s for both my Walk for Whales and for the volunteering I did with our Aquarists :)
I can’t actually win it (unless it’s by a huge landslide) because I’ve volunteered to be one of the people who counts the votes and helps choose the winner, but I’m still really pleased just to be nominated. Knowing people appreciate what I do, especially when it’s something I love, is really amazing ♥
My answer: ekbhoj
I love your pics! Theyre beautiful. I love your blog lol. Is it alright if I reblog but remove your captions?
Of course! If I ever add captions it’s usually things that are only relevant to me, so I don’t mind people deleting them :)