Yesterday was my first day of the mid year break. After a particularly challenging first semester, trying to balance two history courses, caring for Dan and Covid 19 restrictions, isolation and all the stress and anxiety that entails, I was looking forward to a relaxing day. I didn’t have any firm plans in place, but … Continue reading Why the Humanities Matter
It is not often I have time to sit down and enjoy a movie. We don’t watch much television. It’s probably because I refuse to pay for streaming services and there’s very little worth watching on the free to air channels. So we read or occasionally watch one of the movies or tv shows we … Continue reading Texts in Adaptation
Every semester I swear that I will be better organised and plan it all out. (it never happens) I swear that I will start early and not leave things to the last minute. (yeah, so much for that idea) I even print out the very useful planning templates from the university and put them on … Continue reading Good Intentions
Studying history often gets a bad rap. It is seen just as a long dull list of dates and dead people. However, I find history really interesting. It can also be sobering, tragic and sometimes, downright horrific. But I believe that if you want to know where we are going in the future, you need … Continue reading Why Study History?
The holidays are over and it’s time to get my head back into the books. The art of being a student has changed quite remarkably since I began my first university course way back in the 80’s. In those days … We lined up for hours to enrol in subjects only to discover, … Continue reading Studying in the 21st Century
I am often asked why I am studying or what do I hope to do with my Arts Degree when I am finished. Sometimes I find it difficult to give a satisfactory answer because the answer isn’t always straightforward. I study because I love learning. I study to learn more about subjects that are of … Continue reading Life Long Learning