It has almost 3 weeks since i first started university at Leeds Met studying Photojournalism. The first week was the induction week. During this week i enrolled on the course and got told how to use the facilities available to me as a student at leeds met such as the library. This was vital as it means my student loan should come through (it still hasn’t) and also i know how to effectively use the resources available to me and apply them to related task set by the lecturers on my course. I feel that the first week was very informative and helpful and i am still working on getting my student loan through!
The first week of teaching was fairly laid back and just focused on making sure we understood what the course involved, the tasks that we would be expected to go off and complete and the software/blogging sites that we will be using throughout the course. We got sent off by Karl to go into the city center and take pictures of 5 things he had listed and them post them onto the Facebook page. This was all very beneficial as it helped me understand how to use the software basically such as Adobe illustrator and i can then use that as a stepping stone to go on and learn how to use more advance techniques.
On Sunday the 9th me and 11 other people moved into flat 19, none of us knew each other and I’m sure i wasn’t the only one that was nervous! Once all my room was unpacked and i had sent my mum home it was time to go and meet my new flat mates. I hung around the kitchen/social area for a bit and slowly my flat mates started to join me and the very awkward small talk began, this didn’t last for long when everyone realized that we all felt the same and we soon decided that it would be a good “bonding” session to go out and have a few beers, this then resulted i a very bad hangover on the Monday morning for the whole flat! I have also joined the American football team and i am really enjoying it and meeting lots of people who have similar interest to me (sport, having a laugh, going out etc..)
I have yet to have any crazy nights out, apart from one where i cant remember getting home and that never happens to me i always seem to remember everything no matter how much i drink. Although i have the first American football social to attend next Wednesday and I’m sure that will be a experience as it is also the Varsity game.