Back to School

So this week, I went back to University. As in the actual building, with other students and a lecturer. Now, I was a bit nervous because the last time I willing attended an education setting on a week day, I was in college.

That’s because I initially went to The University of Wolverhampton and I hated everything about it. Especially the location. I have no idea what’s wrong with Wolverhampton but I’ve had a discussion with random people and they’ve agreed they HATE the city.

When I finally got my degree through the Open University, I only started attending the odd lecture due to the fact the same lecturer had taught me for a couple of years and she was really nice. These classes were always on weekends so there was only the odd few students in.

In my final year with the OU there were only two in person lectures, but at this point I was genuinely enjoying my course which is why I applied to do an MA in Professional Creative Writing.

But this is the first time I’ve been on campus. The great thing is Student Finance are amazingly supportive. I have some health issues 😕 and as a result, I get a taxi to university and a taxi back. As long as I provide receipts, Student Finance should reimburse me.

I’ve begun the process so I should know in around 2 weeks if this is the case! Wish me luck.

I’ve been rambling. What I actually came to talk about was the fact I also did an online lecture. It’s blended learning this term. And my lecturer seemed really scary and I didn’t have a great opinion of her in the first hour or so. She seemed mean and a little bit patronising. It felt like she was telling us we were going to fail. I’m definitely not the only one who found her scary.

However she set us some tasks during the lecture and I really really enjoyed them. Plus she gave everyone feedback and I thought it was very valuable.

So she actually changed my opinion of her. Sometimes people come across as one thing when they’re actually trying to make things better and we don’t realise it. I think the first hour of lecture was kind of a pep talk but the feedback she provided to each of us, although it was definitely constructive was actually really good.

I’m so exited to meet her in person next lecture!

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Sumera Farman

Sumera Farman

Sumera believed she was born to be a journalist however she has since discovered she was born to write. Whether that was articles, poetry or creative writing. She graduated from the Open University with an Open Degree with English Modules. It was during her final year that her passion for writing was reignited and now she is Born to Write

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Sumera is currently studying for a MA in Professional Creative Writing. Her life motto is ‘You don’t truly fail until you stop trying.’

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