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Can we now return to our regularly scheduled programming?

I’ve officially been back at university for one and a half turbulent weeks, and whilst some student’s intentions may be starting to wane at this early stage, all I’m filled with is a longing desire for things to settle down so I can get started with some work.

Well, that and the yearning for my housemate to stop doing DIY work in his room. It’s like living next door to an international hammer convention. (horrendous metaphor, I know)

For the last week and a half, I’ve been placed at a university campus (Warrington) which is about an hour’s drive from where I’m living (Chester). This of course, has led to transport issues, which has led to conflicts with my part-time job, which has led to missed lectures and generally everything being a right pain in the backside.

But things are looking up. I’ve managed to switch campuses, back to nearby my student accommodation. I get four day weekends now, which is enough to put a smile on anybody’s face. And to top it all off, now I have this lovely website to vent and spout whatever comes into this little mind of mine.

So this has been my last first week of university. Unexciting, perhaps. But it’ll get better, I swear. If you stick around you can join me a journey that hopefully ends in me becoming a degree-toting, full-time employed, lean, mean, journalising machine!

Fingers crossed it’ll be one that doesn’t have Bob the Builder as a neighbour. (That one was better, right?)

For future reference, these are the four modules I’m taking this year for the final year of my journalism degree:

  • Working in the Media
  • Public Administration for Journalists
  • Magazine Production and Online Journalism
  • And a big fat auld Dissertation

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Hello and welcome to this little section of the Internet that I’ve paved off for myself. My name is Ryan Carse and you can find out plenty more about me by clicking on the about tab, see what I’ve been up to recently in my blog section, and check out everything I’ve done to date in the portfolio area. If there’s anyone you may know of that would be interested in this site, I’d please encourage you to let them know, the more the merrier! As a present for you all, I’ve included a picture of me standing somewhat awkwardly atop of the Reichstag.


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