Hey again everyone, can you believe the last time you heard from me was a month ago? It feels like yesterday that I was sitting down to write about how nervous I was about starting my placement. Now, after a month, I can’t imagine doing anything else! It’s very strange not having a lie in … Continue reading My experience on placement so far…
Hey everyone, I’m Katy, and I’m an Accounting, Business Finance and Management (but we all call it ABFM) student. I’ve just finished my second year and I’m about to start my industrial placement with a company called Audit Partnership, which is based just outside York in a town called Tockwith. What’s an industrial placement? An … Continue reading Bring it On: embarking on an industrial placement
Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….
When I began my social work degree, I don’t think I really expected the epic journey of personal growth and development that lay ahead. Social work appealed to me as I am passionate about working with people facing adversity and in need of professional support. At 37 years old, having worked full-time since the age of … Continue reading I’m so glad I took the plunge!….
Next term is set to be a busy one! Here’s a few things that I’ll be up to… Assessments due! More of a case of looking forward to having them done rather than actually doing them but still an important landmark. This year I have assessments due for the final deadline in May, what’s great … Continue reading Looking forward….
This term has gone by really quickly – I can’t believe we’re already over half way through! My favourite thing, academically, this term has been the MChem Mini-Project, which is carried out in labs. I was assigned my choice of the 3 Rs, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The basis behind this was that we’re constantly … Continue reading Pomegranate Jam, Housing and Deadpool
Hello! So your time to start university is getting closer, and although for you the 3rd year might seem a long way off, it will almost certainly come around much quicker than you ever expected (university has been the quickest 4 years of my life so far!) This blog post is going to be dedicated … Continue reading Getting to Grips with 3rd Year
Hello, I thought I would now throw you in at the midwifery deep end with the big question – integrated or block placements? The answer to this question will depend on how you want to spend your time over the next three years. What a question that is! No pressure obviously. Two words… Integrated or … Continue reading The big question?
I am still madly in love with Christmas. I get excited about the lights being put up from probably about August. Unfortunately, at Christmas, this year, like all my years at school and like many on other courses, I had exams looming over me. However, I still made time to spend with my family, friends and … Continue reading Chocolates, Chemistry and Christmas
It’s a cold day in December, my alarm goes off at 05.30 and I rush to catch the bus ready for another day on placement. The sky is still dark and the cold hits my face. As I arrive, handover begins and I hear everything from bronchitic babies to overdosing teenagers – no two days are the … Continue reading My life as a nursing student!