๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ A Week In The Life of a Geographer ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ A Week In The Life of a Geographer ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

MONDAY โ€“ 4th February 2019

I started my morning completing โ€œhomeworkโ€ from the previous week. I categorise the lecture reading I do for my lectures as โ€œhomeworkโ€ because Iโ€™m very good at doing โ€œhomeworkโ€ to make sure I do it. After lunch I went to the library to organise evidence for my Plymouth Award (a way of documenting my extra-curricular activities for merit) before having a two-hour lecture. The lecture was to help with an upcoming assignment (a blog)! Afterwards I popped back to the library to do some work on my dissertation. Finally I went home, ate dinner and socialised with my housemates. [โ€ฆ]

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๐ŸŒณ Best Green Spaces in Plymouth ๐ŸŒณ

๐ŸŒณ Best Green Spaces in Plymouth ๐ŸŒณ

As I write this, itโ€™s January, itโ€™s cold, itโ€™s cloudy, and Iโ€™ve just spent eight hours straight in the library working on my dissertation, a research article and revising for an exam. Life is kind of hectic at the moment, but itโ€™s important to take time out. Plymouth sits on the Devon coast and is surrounded by some beautiful areas, and some of those great areas are within walking distance of campus, for when you want a bit of head space. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order.

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๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ The Pros and Cons of Studying Geography at Plymouth ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ The Pros and Cons of Studying Geography at Plymouth ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

If I didnโ€™t enjoy my Geography course, I could and would have switched or left university in my first term. So getting to my final year is not only a testimony to my own hard work but also to the course. This is not to say there havenโ€™t been a couple of challenges along the wayโ€ฆ

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๐Ÿ˜„ Working As A Student Ambassador ๐Ÿ˜„

๐Ÿ˜„ Working As A Student Ambassador ๐Ÿ˜„

An Open Day is for anyone considering to apply to the university, whether it be through the typical UCAS style or through a โ€œTop-Upโ€ scheme through a partner college. They are usually directed at undergraduate degrees, but there are also special postgraduate events that happen throughout the year.

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๐Ÿ‘” What I Learned From Placement ๐Ÿ‘”

๐Ÿ‘” What I Learned From Placement ๐Ÿ‘”

I spent my third year of university life on a 12 month placement, working for Smurfit Kappa. Smurfit Kappa is a FTSE 100 company that specialise in paper-based packaging. In my role, I had to ensure implementation of the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management 2015 Standard. I met many helpful and welcoming people during my time and racked up my mileage travelling up and down the countryโ€ฆ but here are just some of the things I learned whilst on my placement year.

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