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A day in the life of a Lancaster History Student
We asked Imogen, a third year History student, to keep a diary for a day. This is the result.
My alarm goes off but my eyes refuse to open so I snooze my alarm. The snoozing didn't pay off as one of my housemates beats me to the bathroom and I have to sit outside for what seems like forever listening to their beautiful renditions of '80s power ballads.
I get to campus after a quick bus ride and head straight to the library to hand in a book I had on 24-hour loan. It was for my module on Advertising and Consumerism in Modern Britain. We had to read a chapter about advertising theories, then find modern day advertisements which illustrate the theories and create a PowerPoint presentation in groups to present to the seminar. I managed to find some advertisements on television and in magazines. I'll be meeting with the other members of my group later in the week.
Whilst in the library I check facebook, subsequently detagging photos from the silent disco we went to at the student union on Friday. I also check my emails, there were a few from the careers service, offering courses and introduction lectures, and I decide to go to the intro event for Bright Futures. It seems interesting, plus there's free food and drink so you can't go wrong. There's also an email from my dissertation tutor confirming our meeting time tomorrow. I've spent all summer reading up on alcohol and Prohibition in America in the 1920s but I'm not yet sure which direction to go in.
At midday I head to my lecture, which is for a course on Men, Women and Warfare. It's only my first lecture for the course but it gives a good feel for what's to come. The lecture is very interactive, we have to discuss propaganda from the two world wars with those next to us as well as with the lecturer herself. I find I'm looking forward to my first seminar next week.
After that, I spend the afternoon in the library doing reading for my seminars and my dissertation.
At 5 I head home to find my friends' afternoon had been less productive, as I catch them all watching Jeremy Kyle in the living room. It's a quick turn over for me though as I hurriedly make fajitas with my housemate (which are very tasty), then head back up to campus with my flute to play in the University Music Society Wind Band. It's an intense rehearsal because we have a concert coming up at the weekend, but it goes very well. Back home, I fall asleep knowing I have to get up early tomorrow to work at my part-time job.
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