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Evelyn Iwanek

Hailing from the Midlands and muddling my way through university life, my name is Evelyn and I am currently in my second year of studying History. When I am not traipsing around the library attempting to find history books, my main occupation is the Exeter University Officer Training Corps. Hockey, art, exploring what Exeter has to offer and panicking about what I am having for dinner that day are some of the other activities I can be found doing. With some luck, this blog will give some insight into the life of an average Exeter student who is learning about the best ways to go about being an adult.

Website: blogs.exeter.ac.uk/sheercalculatedsilliness

New Year’s Resolutions

After a hectic Christmas, I have already submitted my first deadline of 2016 and am currently preparing to move back down to Exeter for the start of Term 2. New modules and challenges lie ahead, so I thought I may take the time to consider what I can do to make life easier for myself in the coming months by looking back at the previous term. These are not New Year’s resolutions as such, as I am terrible at keeping them, but more guidelines to help keep me on track while I tackle the new term.

Having spent most of Christmas in the kitchen eating everything that I could find, I thought that my student diet may be good place to start when considering the New Year. Now, I know many people try and change their diet after Christmas and do not always do so well, so I have decided not to make any radical changes, I just won’t spend all day with one hand in a packet of crisps and the other in a pack of mince pies.

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   January 6th, 2016    Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Studying, Undergraduate


Second Year Version of Myself

11144445_10207107639475318_2875552254541080446_nSecond year is well and truly underway as everyone collectively realises just how much work they have to do. Scrolling through ELE, reading lists and questions about topics you’ve never even heard of fill your screen. Perhaps these are problems you can deal with once you’ve made that colourful calendar which you’ve been meaning to devise since arriving back in Exeter 7 weeks ago.

While such challenges of second year are certainly making themselves known, this year is so far suiting me far better than last year. Originally I imagined the transition between first and second year would be going from the excited fresh faced 18 year old who is ready to see the world to a tired student who’s lack of sleep and constant stress leaves them unable to tell the difference between their toothbrush and mascara.

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   November 6th, 2015    Lectures and Seminars, Life on Campus, Undergraduate     , ,


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