So my first semester at university is over. 


It went so quickly! In part, this is due to the fact that UTS has changed its teaching periods to make them shorter. But it’s also because I’ve been so busy with work, assignments, socialising and reading.

Tough life, guys. Tough life.

Here are some highlights from my first semester: 



The Ecology of Public Communication –

  • We watched a lot of ads
  • Our room for our tutorial had spinny chairs and I became VERY good at falling off them
  • My lecturer had really great fashion sense, I’m just saying
  • Happy to report that I could definitely see myself in the PR field (nice to know that what you’re studying for five years might pay off)
  • Puns are a mandatory part of assignments (not really) (but they should be)Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 7.17.32 PM

Citizenship and Communication –

  • Made a board game for our major assignment
  • Learnt a lot about politics and markets and capitalism
  • Lots of feminist rants


Digital Communities  –

  • We had a lecture on trolling


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  • Also got to create a multi-platform communication strategy for an online community (I chose the Aussie YA book bloggers). So practical and interesting.


I’ve met some absolutely incredible people this year. From cute lunch dates to cider jugs at 3pm (no judgement, pls) and partying over the end of assessments together, I’ve made some great friends.

Another highlight was the almost-weekly lunch dates with my good friend Sandy. She’s from the University of Sydney but I tolerate that.

Basically, I’ve loved it! 

I still have one assignment left to do, and then I’m finished for ALMOST EIGHT WEEKS.

Here are some things I’m planning on doing…

  • Read a lot of books
  • Finish rewriting How to Hug a Grizzly
  • Third draft of Wanderland
  • Plot my Jumanji retelling and my Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling
  • Watch Game of Thrones with my sister

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  • Get to 1500 Instagram followers (fingers crossed!)
  • Do lots of baking

I’m extremely excited for this break, basically. And I’m sure I won’t end up doing half of these things. But it’s the thought that counts, right?

Tell me, fellow university/college people – what do you like about your courses? And if you’re not in uni or college, read any incredible books lately?