And so begins Study Month... That fateful time of year when plans to work really hard to get a 1H in all your modules actually turn into days upon days in bed, eating chocolate and watching old TV shows. I'm well on that road.
With some help, I was able to get an application to help me put videos on my iPod. That makes it so much easier to watch TV shows now - what I mean is, I can watch them when I'm bored on the bus home, or up to Dublin, or wherever I go. All of those hours wasted travelling actually won't go to waste now :D I've also added some music to my iPod, such as Marina & The Diamonds, Bridgit Mendler and Icona Pop. Yes, quite gay. I don't care, I love it! As for the TV shows, I've added One Foot In The Grave and Father Ted (old but good!) and I've decided to give Doctor Who a try.
I've spent the start of my Study Month relaxing, listening to music, playing League of Legends and watching TV shows. I watched Dead Set last night actually - it's about a zombie outbreak during a series of Big Brother. Glad I actually got that ticked off my list. However, I wouldn't watch it again. Not the best in my opinion. Anyway, the reason I'm taking it easy is because I've had such a hectic week!
On Monday morning, I traveled up to Ballinasloe with UCCSU to take part in USI Congress. I was one of 19 UCC delegates representing 19,000 students in UCC. It was a fantastic 3 days (I had to leave early so I missed the last day). I learned so much about student politics, I met so many people and I bonded amazingly with UCC students. I also went up to speak - my first time speaking at Congress - and I received so much support! It was fantastic! I was even nominated for Best Maiden Speaker too :D I spoke about the MSM Blood Ban and how USI should still fight to change the current policies which prevent men who have sex with men from donating blood.
USI Congress kept me busy until Thursday morning. For the rest of Thursday, I attended a Development Day held by Deloitte in Dublin. It was a brilliant opportunity to meet other students from around the country in a professional environment. It's going to be a great boost to the CV. I even got some interview advice from a lovely employee in the HR department :D
So that was my activist-y, productive week. I'll try to get back into the swing with college work tomorrow. I'll start off small. I have 10 summer exams in May (woo!) which need a lot of work so I can't afford to take any more time off. The rest of this month will be spent studying, preparing for interviews and updating my LinkedIn profile. I've recently realised how much your (well mine anyway) CV changes. I'm constantly updating mine! Which reminds me, I need to update my CV NOW!! I had a look at the CV I had about a month ago and even that one is outdated :O
I'd better go do something half constructive. So long!