I was lucky with the flat I lived in the first year. I had an ensuite with a double bed! All for £106.50 a week (this price will be going up though!) My flat mates are lovely and not disrespectful. Unfortunately, all of my close friends are across the road which is where I wanted to live! Boo! but nevertheless it’s still handy to go back to a quiet flat and sleep peacefully!
Like I’ve said in the last post, this year has been the most amazing one ever! It’s a shame I can’t be 19 forever. The friends I have made in Leeds are the most banterous, silly, outgoing and wild people ever! But they are also good for having nice chilled out nights in with the TV, typically about 12 girls with sofas, bean-bags and lots of food! I would definately recommend going to uni, just for the social life – especially in Leeds. Here is my advice from experiencing the Freshers year, first-hand.
Soooo… The first year of Freshers at Leeds Met is finally over! I’ve enjoyed every moment of it, except the hangovers! And if I could do it all over again, I definately would. So after the first year of learning the basics of PR and Marketing, here are my tips to any new Fresher regarding uni work:
As I was browsing through some blogs one day in February, I came across Rosie Everard. As I was scrolling down the blog I was looking at the pictures to decide which caught my eye the most. Then I saw a picture of a girl, blonde hair, in front of a whiteboard at school. ‘’this looks familiar,’’ I thought. And guess what, it was me!
In March 2010, I attended a workshop for Business Studies students. As I was already in Year 13, I had considered the 5 courses to study on at university, but I had to narrow it down to 2. My Business teacher (who was also Head of Sixth Form) was the initiator in getting me to look into PR at Leeds Met as it was a local university and also a fantastic Business school. Continue reading
When opening Word, I first typed Interest Rates (instead of uni fees – dur! That’s when you know when you’ve spent far too much time doing your Organisations assignment).
But if you think about it, the money that you spend on university prices is an investment on your life! Getting into around £25,000 debt for a degree less than a 2:1, in my eyes, isn’t worth it!
Since studying Business Studies and Psychology I have always been fascinated in human and consumer behaviour in relation to sales and the media, and felt studying English Language had taught me a great deal into being a creative writer.
I believe that in order to target your audience properly, you must be able to understand them, form a relationship, and they will therefore identify with your message. ‘’PR is pray for play’’ (Fred Hoar) – in order to get your message into the media you must recognise what is popular and what will gain attention! Continue reading
Amy Bullard is in the running for the regional CIPR Young Communicator Award and working hard for Project PR in Ipswich, where she has recently been promoted to Account Manager. Continue reading