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1st year MEng Chemical Engineering

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1st year MEng Chemical Engineering

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When writing a to-do list is on your to-do list…

First post of the year. And I finally learnt how to use excerpts. #magic

“Are you writing a blogpost?”

“Well, yes, I have nothing else to… Umm, I have loads of other things to do, but nothing which could be done at 1am on a Sunday night…”

– Actual conversation by actual people on an actual Sunday night. Actually.


So what happened since I last posted? Hmmm nothing really… Just second year started, I signed up to way too many things, my to-do list is so long that it doesn’t fit above my desk, my diet is something like McDonalds-Subway-Dominos-BurgerKing on an infinite loop, I don’t remember the last time I had 3 proper meals in a day, my sleeping cycle is starting to vaguely resemble that of a computing student, so yeah, nothing really… But let’s start from the beginning.

As you may know from previous posts, I am doing quite a few things this year, because #whynot and #sleepingisoverrated… Let’s see the list.

Course. People say second year is the most difficult year at uni. People also say ChemEng is the most difficult course at Imperial. Well, I am doing second-year ChemEng… What is difficult squared?

Work. I am still working at my department as the communications assistant (which started as a summer job, but I love it and don’t want to stop). I am not saying it takes up too much time (and I love it, so who cares) but I have seen my boss more times in the past two weeks than my Process Dynamics lecturer…

C13. My lovely floor in Woodward where I am a hall senior. I love my flatmates, C13 is obviously the best floor (as long as you don’t see the sink in the kitchen…).

The WoodWord. Yes, that is the Woodward newsletter, where I am main editor this year. I am doing this… because I get to see my face in the lifts every time I go somewhere… 😀

Tutoring. I signed up to be a volunteer tutor with Pimlico Connection this year (Imperial’s forty-something year old volunteer tutoring scheme, wow). I thought I would have to tutor 11-year olds to Maths, easy-peasy… Ahh well, I was allocated to 18-year old high-achievers. Ooops.

Horizons. Yeah, I am doing Horizons, too. Because why not. I will write a new post about it later, but let’s just say we had to invent a new course to match my interests…

So yeah, this year will be fun. I think. 😀

The new ChemEng departmental brochure. #mydesign <3

The new ChemEng departmental brochure. #mydesign <3

*Working* *Happiness*

So it all started with an email… I was in the middle of exams, when I got an email back in May. The subject: “Summer communications work”. It was from the ChemEng Communications Officer… Ohh well, I thought it’s like a one-day something, some promotions, whatever. Then I read the email… “…I am looking for someone […]

So it all started with an email…

I was in the middle of exams, when I got an email back in May. The subject: “Summer communications work”. It was from the ChemEng Communications Officer… Ohh well, I thought it’s like a one-day something, some promotions, whatever. Then I read the email…

“…I am looking for someone to do some part-time work on departmental communications…”

“…The work would be quite varied, essentially assisting me and would consist of things such as writing short news stories, managing social media channels and putting together the newsletter…”

“…given your great work on the blog I thought I would approach you first…”

“…Please let me know if you’re interested…”

My first reaction was: OH MY GOD!!! Then my second reaction was: OH. MY. GOD. Me. Working. For the department. OHMYGOD. It took me an hour to write a reply, because every time I started, I used way too many exclamation marks, and I didn’t want the guy to have second thoughts. You know, he could realise I am actually terrible at English and the next email would be something like “Ahh well, sorry, I found someone else who doesn’t use exclamation mark as the only form of punctuation…” So I wrote back and the next thing I know, we are arranging a meeting to discuss the details…


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My first day at work was… interesting. And scary. And I was super-nervous. And I didn’t know what would happen. I was expecting that by the end of the day my boss would realise I am quite terrible at English and he would say something like “Well, I think maybe you are not ready for this job yet. Please do not come in tomorrow.” But he didn’t say that 🙂

We went through my to-do list and I got access to things like the social media profiles of the department. A couple of months ago when I liked the departmental Facebook page, I thought “Oh wow, this is such a cool page, posts almost every day, interesting content, nice pictures…” And now I was suddenly in charge of it!!! OMG!

Originally we agreed that I would work 10 hours a week. On my second week, I realised 10hrs/week will be impossible to do… I wanna work at least 168! [It must be quite annoying to my boss that no matter how many times he says I should take the day off, I still show up. My family is actually worried that my boss will fire me because I am annoyingly crazy…]


The number of words you understand: 5. The number of words you have to write about it: 500.

Part of the job is to write about newly published papers written by members of the department. Ok, I am studying ChemEng and they are writing about ChemEng, so it can’t be that difficult, right? Well… When I opened the first review, I had to take a half-hour break after the first paragraph… 🙂 So how do I do these?

1. Read the paper. Translate the most-used word.

2. Read it again. Try to understand what the title means.

3. Copy it to Word. Decide how many paragraphs you want.

4. Read it again. Highlight the key bits with different colours according to which paragraph they are relevant to.

5. Read it again. Get the feel of it.

6. Take a deep breath. Write.


Layer opacity and other animals…

Apparently, those display screens around the department don’t fill themselves up with content. (How strange…) And apparently, the website headers are not magically generated, either. (Interesting, very interesting…) So I met with Adobe Photoshop… To those who think Photoshop is about “you have a spot on your face? just photoshop it out”, well, I thought that, too. When I opened it, I was like “haha, this is just some fancy version of Paint, right?” How bloody wrong… It took me an hour and two tutorial videos just to save a file… 😀

But when you see your work back on the website, it was worth every moment.

*endless happiness*

*endless happiness*


“Minor edits to your nice piece”

So how is my summer job after one and a half months?

I LOVE IT.

When I walk into the foyer and my powerpoint is on the display screens…

When I open the website and my headers are on the top, my articles are on the bottom…

When I open the facebook / twitter / instagram, and I remember when I scheduled the posts…

It’s just amazing.

One year ago, I was checking the ChemEng website every day, because I was desperately waiting for the “Imperial experience” to start.

And today, I am checking the ChemEng website every day, because I am working on it.

It’s like a dream… And I don’t want to wake up…

The best email of the year…

Hmm how to start… So, summer is here… Yes, London, 23ºC. Thank you, global warming. And exams are over… No more problem sheets, no more past papers, no more revision. No more “do you think he will put absorption columns in it?” No more “how many past papers have you done?” No more “aaand pencils […]

Hmm how to start…

So, summer is here… Yes, London, 23ºC. Thank you, global warming.

And exams are over…

No more problem sheets, no more past papers, no more revision.

No more “do you think he will put absorption columns in it?”

No more “how many past papers have you done?”

No more “aaand pencils down!”

No more “what did you get for question 4?”

No more “ohh God I deserve it I just had a thermo exam” oreo milkshakes.

But the most important thing is of course the result. Our last exam was on the 6th June, but we had to wait until the 5th July – the Board of Examiners meeting – to find out the results. We got an email beforehand that we can expect a “Pass / Fail / Resit” email after 5pm on Tuesday. Ahh well…

At 16:05 I got a notification on my laptop. A small box in the top right corner just appeared suddenly. Subject: Results 2015/16.

OH MY GOD!!!

I took a deep breath and clicked on it.

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Then screenshoted it, and sent it to all my friends.

I still can’t believe it. I did it. I passed the first year of MEng Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Oh my God.

My first Imperial Open Day

I have never been to an Imperial Open Day before. When I was applying, I lived in Hungary, so I couldn’t just turn up on a random Wednesday at London… But yesterday, I finally attended one of these, and it was a-ma-zing. So let’s start from the beginning… I got an email a couple of […]

I have never been to an Imperial Open Day before. When I was applying, I lived in Hungary, so I couldn’t just turn up on a random Wednesday at London… But yesterday, I finally attended one of these, and it was a-ma-zing. So let’s start from the beginning…

I got an email a couple of weeks ago. Perks of being a student blogger: when there is a marketing work, you’re the first to be asked 🙂 So they asked me if I liked speaking in front of a lot of people, because there will be a talk on the Open Day where they need students (i.e. student bloggers) to present. Well, I obviously signed up within 2 seconds 😀 Then we needed to choose a topic. Course? Societies? Halls? Other? I did what I usually do in these kind of situations: I asked my sister… Incidentally, she was also attending the Open Day, so I basically did a non-representative audience poll… 😀

[Side-note: in case you’re wondering about the contradictions in my family history. My father moved to London 3 years ago, my sister and brother also moved here half a year later. I stayed in Hungary with my mother because I had some unbelievably awesome teachers in high school whom I didn’t want to leave, so I finished the school there and applied to uni in the UK. My sister finishes sixth form next year, so she is currently in the application stage, going to open days and checking uni websites all the time…]

Anyway. So I choose to talk about Woodward Hall because my sister said she is not interested in my course, and I don’t do any societies (yeah, I know, I am kind of boring…). I submitted the powerpoint and then prepared for the day (meaning I put aside my favourite Imperial sweatshirt so it would be wearable on the talk…).

On the tube to South Ken, we saw three boys, who looked like “uni applying” age. Me and my sister started to make bids on whether they’re also going there or not. Then they started to pass around a paper with the Imperial logo and a big barcode… Ahh well, if the great and wonderful Imperial College London has an Open Day, suddenly everyone is going to South Ken…

To those who have never been to an Open Day (like me before yesterday…) here is how you can imagine the whole thing. There is a main registration tent on Queen’s Lawn, and also that’s where the Accommodation Tours start from. Yes, they do tours to Beit, Southside, Eastside, even Wilson. No, they don’t do tours to Woodward 😀 Then there is the Queen’s Tower Rooms (that big thing under the Sherfield Building) where all the departments and other things like Horizons and the Union have separate stalls with flyers and free pens and nice people from the departments who are happy to tell you all the nice things about the courses… Then there are the departmental talks: the Admission Tutors talking about what it requires to get an offer from Imperial. And then there are other talks like the “This is Imperial” talk, in which I took part 😀

When we arrived there was an awfully long queue to the registration where we got our goodie bags (I got one, too! #happiness) and some leaflets about the day. They were handing out last year’s Accommodation Guide, which reminded me…

… I did an email interview a few weeks ago about my hall. (Yes, marketing stuff: student bloggers first.) They said they’re doing the new Accommodation Guide and they needed some quotes about the halls. Well, I wrote a page 😀 But I never heard back, so I didn’t know if any of what I said got printed. I wanted to check though, so I walked around and found the accommodation stall. I asked if I could get the latest and newest Guide (they looked at me like “what are you talking about” but then they pointed me to the one person who knew what I was talking about and he gave me the shiny “fresh out of printing” flyer). And I quickly scrolled through until I found this:

#lifegoals

#lifegoals

Woooooooooooooowww I am in the official Imperial Accommodation Guide! This day couldn’t have started any better… After I sent the picture to my mother and posted it to Facebook, I showed my sister where her first open day talk was, and I went to my “second home”, ACEX building. Because it’s one thing to choose the topic for the talk and do the powerpoint presentation, but writing a speech is also useful… So I sat down on my favourite sofa outside LT1 and started to write the speech. Or at least I was trying to write the speech. But there were two departmental talks in ACEX  (ChemEng and MechEng) and I just couldn’t sit there and watch all those lost souls walking around in despair trying to find LT1 (even though there were arrows and signs all over the place…). So I started to play the usual “Can I help you?” which I already mastered at the Imperial Festival…

(Question to those who were 40 minutes late to a 1-hour presentation: just why bother?…)

So after the presentation started and everyone found their lecture theatre, I started to work on my speech again. I wrote down a couple of jokes and tried to memorise them, but if there is one thing I am terrible at, it’s rehearsing for a presentation. I am more of a “standing up there and improvising” kind of person…

Once my sister finished her departmental talk, we had lunch then went to my talk at the Pippard Lecture Theatre. When I got there, the other bloggers said we have 3 minutes each. Well, if there is one another thing I am terrible at, it’s keeping the time limit for a presentation…

The first speaker was the Head of Student Recruitment and Outreach who talked about how awesome place Imperial is, and showed some numbers and some general information about the College. Then the next one was the Deputy President of the Union, who talked about how awesome the Union is, and showed some numbers and some general information about the Union. Then Franz was the next, who talked about how big London is compared to St Martin. Then I was the next… And Harry after me, who talked about how he built a hovercraft and joined the gaming society.

So my presentation was about Woodward Hall. My favourite hall <3 I was talking about how far it is, how great the community is, how quiet the cemetery is, how many pizzas they ordered and how good the view is from the kitchen. I think the audience liked it (they laughed a lot, that’s a good sign, right?).

After that, we looked around in the Library then went back to ACEX where the last of the three departmental talks was just about to start. I asked Dr Kogelbauer if I could just sit in without registration, because I have never been to an open day talk before and… I was curious, you know 😀

So me (who already finished the first year of ChemEng) and my sister (who wants to apply to AeroEng) went to a lecture for students who are thinking about applying to ChemEng. Logical, right? But even though it doesn’t make a lot of sense, I loved every bit of it… Dr Kogelbauer talked about what chemical engineering means, what the course involves, what the different options in the later years are, and most importantly, what the entry requirements are.

It was the kind of talk after which I was like “OMG I want to apply to ChemEng immediately” and then I realised I am already here… Ohh I love our Department so much 😀

Finished!!!

I finished my exams. YAAAYYYY 😀 The last two was kind of ok, Thermo was a bit confusing sometimes and I couldn’t solve some bits in Process (that hydrogen recycle made me crazy…). But I survived, I am alive, and it’s done now! The Process Analysis exam ended at 12:00 on Monday, and at 19:00 […]

I finished my exams. YAAAYYYY 😀

The last two was kind of ok, Thermo was a bit confusing sometimes and I couldn’t solve some bits in Process (that hydrogen recycle made me crazy…). But I survived, I am alive, and it’s done now!

The Process Analysis exam ended at 12:00 on Monday, and at 19:00 I was already at the airport heading back to Hungary to visit my old high school. (Kind of obsessed, I know…) But I can’t stay long, as I will start working next Thursday (more info later… 😀 ).

But for now, I am enjoying the holiday, complaining about the Hungarian weather and eating loads of ice-cream.

… And worrying about the first week of July when we find out if we failed or not.

Less than one week left…

That’s doable, right? Let’s see a quick update on exams: 1. Mastery. They said they will email us if we failed by the end of today. And they will not email us if we passed. It’s currently 19:03 and I haven’t got any email yet. Yet. Yet. Yet. 2. Properties of Matter. I actually studied […]

That’s doable, right?

Let’s see a quick update on exams:

1. Mastery. They said they will email us if we failed by the end of today. And they will not email us if we passed. It’s currently 19:03 and I haven’t got any email yet. Yet. Yet. Yet.

2. Properties of Matter. I actually studied quite a lot for this one, I did all the past papers and stuff. And I always had the exact same mistake in them. And of course there was a question on this topic in the exam. And of course I keep thinking about if I wrote the correct answer or not. (I crossed it out 3 times). Ahhh…

3. Fluid Mechanics + Heat & Mass Transfer. This is a combined 50-50 exam. Thank God. Fluid saved the day, I think I did ok on that one. HMT? Probably close to zero… (I don’t think the lecturer will appreciate that whenever I couldn’t solve an equation I just wrote a small essay about how would I continue the problem “but since I couldn’t derive this equation, I can’t give the actual numerical answers”. But at least my paper wasn’t empty. That’s something…)

4. Maths. It was actually easier than I expected, so I probably passed. But that feeling, when you are super nervous, and exam, and 3 hours, and 20% of the year, and then there is an equation like this: 5y = 6 + 10 (x-8) and you are like “What is x? What is x????? WHAT IS X????” And then “ohh whatever, let’s do it step by step…” Ahh well, good old exam conditions, when you use the calculator even for 1+1…

5. Chemistry. Let’s just say, I failed this one. I don’t want to go into details, I failed it. Resits in September, plenty of time in the summer to memorise that stupid differential method……………..

6. Separation Processes. This worths the least out of all the exams, this is only 1.5hrs, sounds easy, right? Well, I did 3 past papers. And they were “doable”. Then I opened the exam paper today, and looked at the question, and my first thought was “WHERE ARE THE NUMBERS???” Separations is usually about using process specifications to calculate other variables based on given equations. And drawing some fancy McCabe-Thiele diagrams. But not this time, noooo… This year, it was “Derive this” and “Derive that” and “Show that if you derive this out of that derivation, then you can also derive this, and combining all, the final derivation will only d(e)rive you a little bit crazy”…

 

So, only Thermo (in 2 days) and Process (in 6 days) are left now.

You can do it, Dora.

You can do it…

 

(Ahh yes, you could ask how I have time to blog… Well, it’s called “procrastination” 😀 )

About exams. Honestly.

Well, first of all, they’re difficult. Especially if you had no “revision strategy” at all, and you have a tendency for procrastination. Like me. They’re also difficult, because this is Imperial. And you know, it’s the best uni in the world… So let me tell you a few things about exams… 1. You can get […]

Well, first of all, they’re difficult. Especially if you had no “revision strategy” at all, and you have a tendency for procrastination. Like me. They’re also difficult, because this is Imperial. And you know, it’s the best uni in the world… So let me tell you a few things about exams…

1. You can get used to sleeping on the tube. That precious 30 mins can’t be wasted, so you need to use it the best you can: put on sunglasses, sit on the end seat and relax. Don’t forget to display your ID card (or at least some Imperial badges) so people don’t think you were partying yesterday…

2. There is this urban legend about “taking a 20-min nap makes you more productive”. Well, I tried… I was about to fall asleep between two maths problem sheets yesterday, so I thought “why not try this”. I looked at my bed: full of opened folders, papers piled up everywhere, all sorts of data sheets and tables. Then I looked at my desk: laptop, maths problem sheet, refill pad, thousands of identical pens, post-its, a massive maths textbook… And I realised I can’t put the stuff on my desk onto my bed or vice versa, because they’re both full. So I chose the easiest option: putting my pillow on the floor… It worked! 🙂

3. Revision lectures are… supposed to be useful. And most of the time they are, but when you live in Woodward and it takes more time to just get to the lecture than the lecture itself, it’s just… AHH

4. The guys in Subway will learn your name. The guys in Domino’s will at least consistently misspell it the same way. But when it says “limited edition” in Burger King and you already had 3 of it, well, it’s time to think about your eating habits…

5. You want to cry. But you don’t have time for it…

6. You have 2 new best friends: Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. (Disclaimer: Taking medicine on a daily basis is definitely wrong! But having a 2-day headache nearly every week and having a terribly weak hand which basically needs to be constantly covered in Ibuprofen gel just to be able to move it, it’s even worse…)

7. You haven’t seen your flatmates in a month. Or two.

8. Your conversation with your friends looks something like this:

– How did you get pi/2 on the maths problem sheet 8 / question 7 / iii / b?

– Have you done the 2014 POM past paper? Do you think we will get something similar or more like the 2012?

– Why is heat&mass so bloody difficult????

– Hahahahahahaha I just managed to round 4.6508*10^-26 to 4.661…

– Do you know how to calculate the integral of (cos(x))^3? I don’t understand the Wolfram Alpha explanation… [To which my sister answered: don’t do maths at 22:40!!!]

9. Every time someone asks “how is revision” you just stare at the table. And pretend that you are not in this universe.

10. And the most important: the relativity of time has never been this true. You wake up, do 3 problem sheets and 2 past papers and it’s already 10pm. But when you think about when your exams will be over, it’s like they will never end. Seriously. Never. And then you look at your calendar and it says your last exam is in less than 3 weeks. Not that bad, huh? And then you realise you have 6 exams in between. [insert desperately crying emoji here]

#impfest

Let’s start from the beginning. So, we had our first exam on Friday, then the Imperial Festival happened on the weekend, and in between there was a BBQ party in Woodward as well. I could say it was a busy weekend, but that would be quite an understatement… Friday First exam: Mastery. This was an […]

Let’s start from the beginning. So, we had our first exam on Friday, then the Imperial Festival happened on the weekend, and in between there was a BBQ party in Woodward as well. I could say it was a busy weekend, but that would be quite an understatement…


Friday

First exam: Mastery. This was an afternoon exam, so I woke up at 8:30 and then didn’t do anything in the morning so that I have all my brain capacity available for the exam. It started at 14:00 so I decided to leave from Woodward at 11:30 – just in case anything happens. Well, as it turned out I wasn’t the only one worrying about the time: I met 11 guys from the Woodwarder ChemEng squad at the tube station… You can imagine the faces of the people when we started to loudly discuss the pressure drop equation for the case of unknown pipe diameter… We went to have a pancake and then joined the other 100 supernervous freshers waiting for the Mastery.

Everyone had different strategy: some guys tried to do last minute revision, some were eating / chatting / reading. And then there was my group: the nervously walking around and trying not to panic type… I was doing the usual pre-exam ritual, listening to my favourite motivational music:

At 13:50, 120 students invaded the Design Rooms. We realised that the seating plan is terrible: you are sitting at one end of a table and facing someone during the exam. At 14:00 sharp we started the exam…

… and at 16:55 I realised I only have 5 minutes left. And 15 % worth of questions to do… The thing about Mastery is that  it’s a pass/fail exam, with an 80% passmark. It means that you can only lose 20%. And if you couldn’t even start the last 15%, well, then you’re screwed… So, at the end, I was desperately trying to write down as many partial random information as possible, and I am hoping for the best. At least I was not the only one having problems: based on talking with a lot of classmates, I assume about the 120 of us will do the Mastery resit in June 😀

When I went home I couldn’t even think, so I just rewarded myself with a Subway sandwich and tried not to think about how terrible this exam was… Horrible… Awful… 🙁


Saturday

First day of the #impfest!!! On Saturday I applied for tour guiding, which was basically taking groups from the info tent to the Pilot Plant. Easy, right? I arrived quite early, so I helped with the setting up of the info tent. Then it was time to take the first group to the Pilot Plant. Part of my job was to supervise them while they were in the room, so I had to stand outside and… and wait. 😀 The tours started at every hour and the Pilot Plant is about 3-5 minutes from the info tent. So when the first group was still inside and it was already 12:58, I started to panic a little… Then the next group suddenly appeared and that’s when the confusion started 😀 I managed to separate the two groups, direct the first one out while guiding the second in. But then, halfway through the second tour, a guy fainted in the control room…

So, as a volunteer, I was given detailed orders about what to do when I find a lost child, a lost adult or a “suspiciously behaving individual”. But what to do with someone who fainted????? Luckily, Dr Hale, who is the god head of the Pilot Plant, managed to remain calm, call the security, and carry on, but I was quite shocked. These are the situations you just can’t possibly be prepared for…

The rest of the tours went normal, except that none of them was finished on time, so I always had to run to the info tent and get the next group and then take the previous one out and ahh… It was a very-very-very busy day and I only had time for lunch at 16:30… The funny thing about the Imperial Festival is that it’s organised together with the Alumni Weekend, so the department was full of people with “graduated in this/that year” badges. I talked with a few of them and it was quite reassuring to realise that so many people “survived” the course… 😀

When I finally got back to Woodward, I realised it’s the day of the BBQ party. As I was hungry anyway, I went down to join the queue and have some fun. You might have realised by now that I am not that “party-type”, so when I say fun, I mean helping with the packing up and cleaning 😀 I ended up cleaning the tables and collecting the bottles, and… It was so good! I mean, that’s what I call fun: the satisfaction of turning back everything to normal, transforming a post-bbq table back to clean study desk, filling several bags with recycle-waste. I loved it 😀 But at the end, I was so tired that I literally fell into my bed…


Sunday

Another #impfest day! There was no Pilot Plant tour this day, so I applied for being an Entrance Assistant. This was basically asking “Would you like a map?” about 2000 times and handing out these maps with some “You should see this or that” and “Have a wonderful day” 😀 It was quite funny, especially when people said no, then went to the other side of the street, stopped, looked in the street and saw the festival and the fun and the people and the feeling and the excitement, and came back, asked for a map, and went in 😀 Being an Entrance Assistant also meant standing. A lot. From 10am till 5pm, I only sat down for 10 minutes. At the end, I couldn’t even feel my legs 😀

Even though I have been there both days, I haven’t seen anything from the Festival (apart from the Pilot Plant tour about six times…). I could have walked around and check the Robot Zone or the Research Zone. But volunteering to make the festival successful was much-much better. I loved every bit of it, and I will definitely go next year as well. Seeing the happy faces, getting questions about being an Imperial student or getting random “Oh my god, this festival was AWESOME!”… I loved it. As you can probably tell…

Me and my lovely ImpFest T-shirt. Photo by Andreea :)

Me and my lovely ImpFest T-shirt. Photo by Andreea 🙂

I am at a point…

… where I no longer know what day it is today. I switched to a new time scale: how many days left till the next exam. It’s very effective 😀 The summer term has started but I didn’t really notice… We don’t have normal lectures, just a couple of revisions and extra tutorials. That means […]

… where I no longer know what day it is today. I switched to a new time scale: how many days left till the next exam. It’s very effective 😀

The summer term has started but I didn’t really notice… We don’t have normal lectures, just a couple of revisions and extra tutorials. That means I don’t have to go to SouthKen at 7am, which is surprisingly good 🙂

Revision is… Well, I start to understand Thermo, which is progress, right? 😀

And of course, I couldn’t resist, so I signed up for volunteering at the Imperial Festival on the 7th May. Because why not… They said I should “spread the word” and “use hashtags” so:

Come to the #ImpFest because it will be great and awesome and science and fun and #OurImperial is obviously the best university <3

Ohh and I am supposed to spread this lovely flyer, too 😀

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I’m still alive…

… in case anyone was worried 😀 Revision is going well terrible ok. I still expect to fail my exams, but at least not with 0%. I made a new revision planner (because the previous one was not effective enough), this is a bit like when I download stuff and there is this progress bar and it […]

… in case anyone was worried 😀

Revision is going well terrible ok. I still expect to fail my exams, but at least not with 0%. I made a new revision planner (because the previous one was not effective enough), this is a bit like when I download stuff and there is this progress bar and it slowly fills and… well, you get the idea. Except that this one down here, it fills VERY slowly…

Th/theoretical part, Ps/problem sheets, Pp/past papers

Th/theoretical part, Ps/problem sheets, Pp/past papers, the little stars are indicators of percentage towards final mark

I also found out that the study rooms are amazing. Seriously, they are so awesome. Look at this:

Acton cemetery - official sponsor of my Imperial degree

Acton cemetery – official sponsor of my Imperial degree

What else? Ohhh yeah, The Night Manager… So, as I mentioned before, I have this problem with series and binge-watching. This time, I accidentally started The Night Manager (I should log out from imdb.com, it causes all the trouble). The good thing is, this one is just 6 episodes and not ongoing. The bad thing? I watched all 6 episodes without even standing up… (About the series: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie against each other, at various locations including London and Switzerland. Let me start again: Tom Hiddleston. Tom. Hiddleston. <obsessed fangirl screaming>. )

Hmm and the strawberry rice pudding is on sale in Tesco. #faithinhumanityrestored