X factor has finished, it must be nearly Christmas! (I didn’t follow it this year…but do we think James Arthur will be number one?!) Luckily, this is not the only indication; the weather is frosty and everywhere decorated with lights and of course, not forgetting Emma’s last post which made me feel really festive!
Yesterday, the 12/12/12 marked the 12 days countdown to Christmas eve, it was also an open day for the University which meant myself, Emma and Matt were very busy with funding questions, queries and concerns. By the end of the day we were very cold and tired but it was lovely meeting lots of people and taking charge of the Advice, Guidance and Funding stand. Every time we participate in an open day or external event it demonstrates how much we’ve learnt over the past 9 months!
Emma and I also visited a school this week and took a year 11 class (daunting task!). We discussed pros and cons of the job market and going to university with them and really appreciated their enthusiasm and participation, it ended up being a lot of fun.
I also visited a primary school in Lincoln as part of Reading in Partnership– a Give back scheme. This is a community scheme that the University has signed up to and allows employees to pledge a certain amount of hours to the scheme. I will be visiting the school for twelve weeks hearing readers and promoting literacy skills as well as hopefully an enjoyment of books. I am always amazed when I visit schools at how little the children are, but I love it because they always make me smile; very much looking forward to going again next week.
So despite the students finishing for Christmas last week, we remain very busy with lots of different projects. It’s been really important to gain as many new skills as possible during the last few months of the internship but I am looking forward to a bit of a break at Christmas; I think everyone’s ready to relax after a hectic few months.
Before we finish, however, we do still have a few National Student Money Week deadlines, so I’d better get back to work!