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Remembering First Year Halls

The dawn of a new academic year has come and those in education in lots of places around the world, are getting stuck into that learning thing. It has been fourteen years since I piled my boxes up into my new room at Edge Hill University (or University College as it was back then) and surveyed… Continue reading Remembering First Year Halls

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100 Objects Project #16: The University Hoodie

This hoodie, one of several I have from University, is the last Uni hoodie I bought. It is for Katherine Fletcher Halls, room 14, at Edge Hill University, Lancashire (UK). It represents for me the closing chapter of that period of my life, were I was leaving behind full time education, adolescence, childhood, unhappiness, heartache… Continue reading 100 Objects Project #16: The University Hoodie

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A Decade Since I Graduated…

This month, July 2014, marks exactly ten years since I graduated. I remember the day I received my degree results. I was working as a temp for a joinery company in Keighley in Yorkshire and I dashed home during my lunch to see if the postman had been (these were the days before reliable online… Continue reading A Decade Since I Graduated…

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100 Object Project: #2 The First Ever DVD

Welcome back to my 100 Object series! Object number two in this series, is the first ever DVD I bought: Love Ya Back. I think I got this in the Autumn of 2001 to watch on my new PC that I got from my Dad for Uni. DVD’s were very expensive back then (especially on a students… Continue reading 100 Object Project: #2 The First Ever DVD