Hello from one of your new bloggers!

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Greetings everyone! My name is David Millward, and I am excited to tell you that I am one of the new members of the Student Life blogging team!

Woop Woop!

For my first blog on here, I’m not planning anything particularly ground-breaking, just a straightforward introduction of myself. That way, if you feel like we may have things in common or that I have the potential to be an entertaining blogger, you can keep up with my posts more frequently or follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

Or… dare I say… both!!

So where to start… call me crazy, but I feel the beginning is probably a good place (boy genius!). I am a Cricket Coaching and Management student, which, I believe, puts me firmly in the middle of the world’s most oddly specific degree!

Furthermore, I am one of the two Institute Reps for the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, so I will hopefully be able to bring you some pretty interesting info on the inner-workings of the nation’s FAVOURITE institute.

That’s not official.

I just decided it was the case.

I guess overall, I’m just your average onesie-wearing, dad-dancing, wordplay-loving, poor-joke-making second year student! I’ll probably be blogging a lot about things going on around the University, and providing some (hopefully) useful insights on the life I live here.

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Me in my Spiderman onesie

There will be a lot more than that too though. I am sure I will find plenty of time to share with everyone all the crazy, fun stuff my friends and I get up to, and I will undoubtedly venture into interests I’m sure many others of you share.

These will be things such as the recent sporting events I’ve seen, my favourite TV programs (Great British Bake Off, Breaking Bad, and Chuck… potent combo!!), recent films I’ve watched, what new music I’m into, and what new music makes me want to bury my head so far into my pillow I will need a new haircut by the time I next emerge (yes current X-Factor crop, I am looking at you!).

I guess between my University exploits, my crazy friends, my oversized extended family, the things I do or watch for fun, and recent news events that grab my interest, that pretty much covers the topics I will be blogging!

Though there will be many surprises along the way I’m sure. Thank you for reading my first one, and hopefully I will see a fair few of you back soon!

The Netball Superleague Grand Final: a Social Media perspective

The Super Cute Mascots!

The Super Cute Mascots !

The Netball Superleague Grand Final: a Social Media perspective

Now, that it’s less than a week until the new University Arena will host its second big sports event – The Standard Life Continental Clash 2013, which will see the wheelchair basketball teams of Great Britain, Canada, Spain and Germany play for the first place, I’ll tell you more about one of the most exciting events that I worked on during my placement – the Netball Superleague Grand Final.

Why was it so exciting? First, it was the first major sports event at the University Arena (the atmosphere was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G). Second, it was the first time I was part of the Social Media team for the event. And last, not that it’s so important, my colleague Corina and I, a.k.a. team ‘CorDina’, had Media Badges (I know, I know, it is weird, but I just have a thing about events’ badges – I keep all of them, from ‘Access All Areas’ for music festivals and concerts to sports events).

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What has 2012 taught you?

2012 is coming to an end. It has been an exhausting but quite exciting year for me. As I look back at the beginning of the year, I see a completely different person than the one I am today. I spent the last hour or so on twitter which is kind of bizarre, since I use twitter only as a source of information and I never spend more than 5 minutes on it. But this time something grabbed my attention and made me stay there for much more than 5 minutes.

#2012taughtme

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