This is post to follow up on the entry called Gap year- friend or foe. Enjoy it!
Alison Marsh, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, spills the beans on her gap year experience in Australia.
Moving to university is the first time most of us have lived away from our parents. Although it’s an exciting time, it also means we have to take a lot of responsibilities.
We all know how drastically education has changed over the last couple of years. No one is denying it: in this climate, a university degree is no longer enough to land you that dream job. You need to work harder, prove to employers you have the skills they’re looking for and show your determination through everything you do.
The first thing that hits me when I get off the plane is the lovely rain, dull sky, and the oh-so-refreshing wind that nearly sweeps me off my feet. I have no idea which way I’m going, but I listen to my instinct and follow the herd. Everybody seems to rush to a little train. We travel for about five minutes, then we all get off and go to pick up our cases.
I first the lecturer that was met Andy Screen on the Friday of my first week at university. By that time, I thought I had got it all figured out and I was assured that it wasn’t as hard as expected. The nerves had faded out and I was eager to find out what “Communication Skills for Digital Media” really meant.
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