Sunday, 16 March 2014

Education is important...

Hello my lovelies!

Sorry I have been a bit MIA this week, but it has been a hectic one. Even though this week has been busy it has reminded me how lucky we are to have an education and how important it is to me. This all clicked today when I watched a video that my friend and fellow blogger Chloe posted on her facebook that can be found here (I challenge you not to cry!). What does this have to do with me? Well this week I elected the new Psychology Society comittee, campaigned for a new Sabbatical team at my SU and went to a TeachFirst assessment day all while completing my coursework. I am not complaining about this whatsoever though, because it shows just how much education can affect your life and we are lucky to have it. So to begin with I elected the new PsychSoc committee and I was very happy with the final results - all of the girls are super lovely and will do a great job next year!
The next thing that I did that took up most of my week was being part of a campaign team. I didn't really know what was involved until I took part, and by this time I had already got swept away with it all. I was campaigning for a lovely lady called Sid, she also did Psychology and was running for a re-election to represent our Welfare and Diversity within our university. It was a tough week which included giving out bubbles, stickers and telling everyone about her manifesto. I am so happy to say that she won the elections and the whole campaign team were ecstatic! It was such an amazing experience and I made some amazing friends here. This position just showed me the issues people have and how education can actually help and provide a network of supportive people. Also I was super honoured to be asked to be a part of the team! Here are a few snaps of the campaign team and Sid...

The final thing I did this week, and the most important to me, was that I went to a TeachFirst assessment day. This is stage 3 of my application and I am still waiting to hear back. I am fine writing this though because even if I didn't get it, the whole experience was amazing. I met so many down to earth people that all wanted to help for the same reason. TeachFirst is a grad scheme that trains teachers for 6 weeks and put them in difficult and challenged schools. Their aim is to let every student have the same success no matter what their socio economic status is. Even though most people don't think this is still an issue, it is. And it is one I want to be a part of! I will find out whether I am onto stage 4 by the latest of Friday. The day consisted of an interview, a group case study and a mock lesson which was an experience! It was such a great day even with a mega early start.
I hope you all appreciate your education, even if it seems rough at the moment. While coursework and exams are tough, it will all be worth it in the end and it will make you into a better person. Sid left me with a quote which I really liked and I would like to finish this post by sharing it with you guys :)
Speak soon! xx

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