14 February 2014
This is my first blog for the Faculty of Science & Technology and hope it will provide you, the reader, with a powerful and thought-provoking piece into the life and times of a 2nd year BEng Mechanical Engineering student. I wish to entwine various aspects of my university experiences both in and out of study, to create a tapestry of pickings from which I hope you will take comfort from reading.
At the time of writing I am heading into my second week of lectures after returning from a very healthy break after my exams (which went OK, thanks for asking). Lectures are now in full swing with three new modules to focus on, which are no doubt more difficult than last semester’s.
February has always been a bit of a ‘nothing month’ – winter still seems to have a deep and unceremonious hold on the weather, with which the end is nowhere in sight. People to-and-fro battling with umbrellas brought about by rain coupled with strong winds, and in other parts of the country wading through the North Sea (here’s hoping the river Chelmer holds!). BUT, for all the misery in the troposphere there is comfort to be found indoors, particular in front of the TV. On the box at the moment are two of my favourite sporting events; the Six Nations and the Winter Olympics, which have cheered me up no end.
If you have been keeping an eye on the cinematic releases over the past couple of weeks or so you would have noticed an avalanche of new and critically acclaimed films, of which some I have been to see. Indeed, I visited the cinema no less than three times last week to see the following; Inside Llewyn Davis, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, all of which were outstanding and I could not recommend them enough. It seems that there is no end of films that take my fancy at the moment and The Wolf of Wall Street and Her are in my scope.
So as I lie here drifting on the borders of consciousness looking forward to the next few weeks, it seems as though it’s going to be more of the same: studying, films and bad weather!