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Jenny Marie

My name is Jenny, I'm a thirty-something, part-time, postgraduate distance learning student. I was born and raised in Manchester, and work full time at the University of Manchester. I'm now studying towards the MA Anthrozoology as well. I completed my undergraduate degree in Manchester back in 2007 so this is proving to be a mildly terrifying journey... My blog is both a reflective journal about my studies, and of how I cope (or not), juggling full time work and part-time study. I don't have a whole lot of spare time, but when I do, I'm walking my rescue dog, volunteering for a local animal shelter, watching old British horror films, spending time with my partner, or sleeping!

Website: https://sentimentalityandsuperstition.wordpress.com/

Balancing work and study with CFS/M.E.

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When I began my Master’s degree in September 2014, I never imagined how much my life would change between then and now. I managed, more or less, to complete half of the programme’s taught credits in the first year, but then stumbled through two abortive attempts at beginning my second year, and am only just returning to study now.

In late September 2016 I was diagnosed with CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). After what seemed an endless barrage of blood tests and other various proddings/pokings, I was formally diagnosed and I began to learn about how to live with the condition.

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   October 12th, 2017    Distance Learning, Postgraduate, Studying


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