University

Money, Now TV, and University

This is a post about three things, I combined them due to me not having enough to have three separate posts.

Firstly I would like to concentrate on money. I know money is important and unfortunately money does make the world go round but the cost of everything these days is astronomical! I mean I’m a student and people seem to think we have loads of money, I assure you we don’t! If it wasn’t for the interest free overdraft I would be in trouble big time, I can’t wait for my student loan, not to go on a spending spree but for my account to go from red to black, just going for a coffee now days requires you to have money to burn! By the time you have got your books for the year, sorted your travel, and got your uni supplies you have eaten a god chunk of your loan, you then need food, bills paying, and for law students you need to fund the social events that get you work experience. I’m glad I have a part time job that’s giving me 18.5 hours from September, I need all the money I can get, this illusion of students having money to burn is incorrect.

Second is TV, I’m not some who who sits and watches a lot of TV, if something catches my eye I tend to get it on catch up at a later date when I have time, law students don’t have time to sit around that often but i often watch movies who have things on in the background and NOW TV is a gem! No long term contracts, easily affordable with my part time job and it gives me fantastic TV, movies, and sports if I want them. You can change your monthly outlay at the drop of a hat, handy for students. I emit i was sceptical of this at first, wasn’t quite sure of its relevance but after a 30 day free trial I love it!

Finally is University. I love it, the feeling of people getting work done, you hear knowledge flowing, pages turning, highlighters being used, staples keeping notes together, sounds geeky I know but I love that sound and feeling. I find that being in a place where others are working and learning makes you want to do the same, learning is conducive to learning. A mistake I made early first year was trying to work at home, to many distractions and nothing making feel like I should and want to learn. I wanted to learn but it wasn’t he same feeling you get at University, I think it has something to do with me feeling like I belong there, I really enjoy my degree subject and I think thats the key to it, if you don’t enjoy it you won’t succeed at it to the best of your ability.

The Equipment.

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The new laptop is for taking to uni, its light, very quiet, meant to have a 12 hour battery but I can get 16 out of it, and is going to be my primary note creator. My plan for the new uni term is that of taking notes on paper during lectures and then heading the library to turn them in to typed notes and using my revision guides to flesh them out with key cases and statutes. Starting early and keeping in front of the eight ball is important this year, got a lot of distractions with external mooting and work experience.

The suit is a add on if you will, it is not directly applicable to uni day to day but is what I need. My old navy suit is looking past its best and a new one is needed for work experience in chambers and is the attire needed for mooting competitions. I need to make a good impression and you can’t find a better cut than TM Lewin unless you start looking at luxury £750 plus suits like G+H.

I know a lot of people think I am mad for buying £220 suits and £1449 Laptops but you get what you pay for and you can’t beat Apple for reliable computing and TM Lewin for quality yet affordable suits.

Just to clarify yes I am a Law student with Despicable Me Minion bedding (Some would say Despicable spelling and grammar too)

Sorry for the long absence, the new Mac should help with that too!