Tuesday, 13 December 2011

What do I buy??!

Hellooooooooooooooo Reader’s!! Excited for Christmas? As of writing this I have done absolutely none of my Christmas shopping, which I’m starting to worry about. I keep telling myself it’s because I haven’t had the time, what with the final few weeks of term and all the coursework that entails...but if I’m really honest, it’s because I have NO IDEA what to get. I mean, the pressure! I don’t know what it is about present-buying, but as soon as I try to think of things to get people, my mind does a runner and all I get left with is the part that thinks other people like malteasers as much as I do – which I can assure you, no one does. To be fair to myself, I can think of things they may like, you know, nick-nacks, gizmo’s etc. But they’re not really presents are they. I want to get presents that mean something to those they’re for, that they, or we, have a connection to. I dream big, I know :P Unfortunately, it’s these things that I can just never think of!

So I think it’s time to admit defeat and call in the big guns...I’ll just ask my girlfriend :P

Student Finance!! AAAAHH!! We finally had a breakthrough, only took 3 months! For those of you who aren’t yet attending University, whether that be this one or any other you decide suits you better, this is the biggest most important piece of advice I could possibly give, and I can’t stress it enough. Student Finance is a hassle. Like THE hassle in terms of getting to uni, worse than writing your UCAS application. Obviously this is a generalisation, there are those who will breeze through the process, but in my experience and that of the majority of my peers, it’s a nightmare. Oh! Something you should all have, while I remember, is the (free?) number for them, as otherwise you’ll spend a fortune calling them like I did. So, that number is:

·         01412 433 600

Anyway, as I was saying, please do apply as quickly as you can to Student Finance, the forms are a little confusing and they seem to take ages to look at them, but do stick with it and try to get it sorted and in place for when you start your course, otherwise you might find yourself worrying about having no money, and trust me that’s a massive distraction from your studies.