Beach trip

This Saturday I went to Sea Palling Beach together with my friends from church (Eternity, Norwich) ! It was AMAZING!

We played beach volleyball, swam in the sea, enjoyed lunch together and had lots of fun. 😀
It felt so relaxing after a busy week of lectures. I’m glad I went. Many students who come to UEA don’t even bother to go to the beach but it really is worth it. Sea Palling is quiet and has sandy beach, unlike other rocky parts of the Norfolk coast. Sea Palling is only 30 km away/40 min drive with a car. There is parking available for only 2 pounds for the whole day. I definitely recommend visiting Eternity Church Norwich where you can meet a great variety of awesome people, as well as, do visit Sea Palling where you can hang out and have fun.

Thank you guys for making me part of this awesome trip!

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Nursing: What do we study?

Back to school again can be challenging for some of us, especially waking up early. Usually, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday I have directed study, hence, no need to go all the way to campus. Directed study is done online and it involves watching videos, reading research papers, doing online exams or exercises, as well as, answering questionnaires or filling in workbooks. This week, however, instead of having directed study on Friday I had lectures on campus. Lecture days, typically, are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. So here is how my week looked like:

MONDAY: Directed study – Module 3 Guide, Maternity workbook, Obstetric complications

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TUESDAY:

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  • Introduction to Public Health
  • LUNCH
  • Anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

WEDNESDAY: Directed study: Infant feeding, Mastering Anatomy and Physiology practice test at home

THURSDAY:

  • Pregnancy labour and birth
  • Lactation and breastfeeding
  • LUNCH
  • Post natal depression
  • Maternity scenarios workshop

FRIDAY:

  • Immunisation
  • Types of Research
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  • Epidemiology
  • Sociology of the family

Friday night is a movie night with flatmates! First week of lectures is over! Yay

4 TOP reasons to go to an OPEN DAY! = Cheerful day! @UEA

I really love it when there are open days @UEA! That’s when the campus becomes busy and lively. I like when there are more people around. It makes things more cheerful. There are four reasons why you should go to an open day before you decide to study here.WP_20150912_040

  1. Distinctive architecture – a brilliant mixture of urban buildings and greenery scenes. Definitely gives you the feeling of being in a mini city with everything you need is within a 5 minutes walk. Some say it feels like being in the Matrix! – once you get the hang of it, you will know how to navigate super quickly. Recently UEA opened the UK’s greenest commercial building – The Teaching and Enterprise Centre.
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    photo source: http://www.building.co.uk/uks-greenest-commercial-building-opens/5076109.article

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  2. Friendly atmosphere – everyone here is really friendly and helpful. That’s something you need to experience only by visiting. UEA is ranked as third for student satisfaction in the country. (National Student Survey, 2014). It has always been in the top 5 universities for student satisfaction in England for the last ten years.WP_20150912_027WP_20150912_020
  3. Find out more about your course! Considering you will be taking a student loan of 9,000 pounds per year, I highly recommend you find out more about the structure and content of your course in order to be 100% sure you are making the right decision.   WP_20150912_026WP_20150912_025
  4. The Library is simply AWESOME! It’s open 24/7 and it offers everything you need. It’s literally my favourite place on campus. You have FREE Wi-Fi, plenty of books, computers, group and individual study rooms, a DVD collection of movies you can rent if you are bored and much more.WP_20150912_031  WP_20150912_035
    So what are you waiting for? Come and check it out for yourself. The next Open Day is on 24th October 2015 so don’t miss it! For bookings check UEA’s website here.

Back to UEA! First steps

I just got back to Norwich and feel re-charged for 2nd year of Nursing school.

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My new home

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To begin with, I had to move out of university accommodation and move all my luggage to my new privately rented shared house. I’m going to have three more flatmates who are good friends of mine and we all have individual bedrooms. The house is a bit far from campus (20 min with a bike), however, it is really cosy and cheap compared to other places (220 pounds [excluding bills] per month for my tiny room). In addition, it is only 5 minutes walk from a large convenience store where everything is really cheap.

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hidden wardrobe on the right

What can I say… I Iove pink, obviously! 😀

I was glad to meet my furry neighbour who hangs around. I really love cats and this one is amazingly friendly.

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The first thing I cooked when I came back was, of course, mussaka and tarator for my best friend who helped me so much in the past week. I feel so lucky that we both speak the same native language and we can truly understand each other and help one another.

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tarator and mussaka

What’s next!? Well, I start lectures after one week on 14 September. Eeek! Time flies so fast!