A New Beginning

Journal

It has taken a little longer than I had hoped to get this new blog up and running, but I finally have. I have been quite busy since returning to university in October of last year. Since then, I have been keeping busy with plenty of work which has been paying off as I have been achieving grades I didn’t think would ever be possible for me. Regardless of the heavy workload, I have been keeping busy, and I will touch on a few of the main events in this first post.

Rewinding to November 2017, I took my first ever flight. I was heading to Berlin, Germany where one of my friends has been living since 2016. It was a brilliant experience, from the journey through to exploring the history of Germany and Berlin and of course hanging out with Adam. A few of the highlights of the trip included the DRR Museum, a boat trip along the river Spree, Topography of Terror, The Berlin Stories and the East Side Gallery.

Another great trip was later in November of last year. This time it was to Birmingham then to London for two huge Enter Shikari shows. I have been to countless gigs by this band over the last ten years all across the country. I have made many great life-long friends through the band, worked with the band and their management, and I even had the opportunity to finally meet one of my internet pals from the USA, after a half a decade of chatting. This band have infected every aspect of my life and will never leave me, that is a certainty.

Fast forward to 2018. I took a day trip to London in January; this was for a Synopsium on the theme of The Risk Society at the Design Museum. This trip was my first visit to this particular museum; unsurprisingly everything was designed to perfection throughout the building. There were some outstanding artefacts in the Designs of the Year exhibition which I was lucky enough to explore before the event.  The event itself was mindblowing, so many brilliant minds talking on many different topics from synthetic biology to crypto currencies, forensic architecture and beyond.

Finally, last weekend. I took the chance to travel through the sub-zero conditions courtesy of Storm Emma and ‘the beast from the east’, and it is thought that drastic warming of the Arctic has triggered violent changes in the jet streams bringing this extreme weather to the UK and Europe. I eventually arrived in Guildford via London for the UKSEDS National Students Space Conference. It was a fantastic experience and a chance to hear a number of key figures from the European Space Agency speak along with Libby Jackson and Suzie Imber and many more.

I am currently working on a bunch of assessments for semester two of my level 5 studies. Today I received the options for my level 6 modules, and I am very excited about those.

More posts and updates to come soon, in the meantime, follow me on twitter.