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    Please don't ask me why I am doing this. It is just happening.

    Welcome to my (sort-of) study blog!






    This is it. The big one. My final year. :awesome:





    For those who don’t know me, or have forgotten about me, I’m Airmed (call me Cesca), and I am 4th year Politics undergrad at the University of Dundee. Why am I making this blog? Well, it’s already WEEK TWO of my classes, I am panicking like always, and you know what?

    I really want a damn first class honours, lads. Like, I desperately want it. And my uni does not accept the offerings of one’s soul as payment for one, (I checked), so it looks like working my arse off is Plan B.(I mean, I would be happy with a 2:1, but **** you, perfectionism, I dream of a first.)

    Quick things to know about me: I am obsessed with tea, Ireland, Natalie Dormer, the Tudors, swearing, more tea, Harry Potter. I am a stubborn little cow who spends far too much time procrastinating and drinking away my *****y thoughts with tea. I also have some crap mental health background stuff, which there is no need to go into here as anyone who will read this will probably know what I am on about here.

    So, like, I said, my degree is single honours Politics. Do I enjoy my degree? Not really, but I don’t want to bore you with that. I will try and update this as much as I can remember, and do ask questions if you want!

    Academic background so far:
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    A Levels: 2013-2015:

    A2 RE: A

    A2 Politics: A

    A2 History: B

    AS English Lit: A

    These should be better, imo, but I was ill. That was fun. It was ages ago. Moving on.

    Direct Entry to Year 2 Politics: 2015/16

    I don’t want to complicate things here, as Scottish universities are odd. So I will only list my 3 politics modules, not my other ones (history, English and film studies).

    Semester One:

    Comparative Politics: 69%

    Semester Two:

    International Relations: 78%

    Devolution in Comparison: The UK, Europe and Beyond: 82%

    Skipping first year at uni was a massive risk. It slightly paid off, I suppose.
    Total grade: high 2:1, bordering on first (I had between 82%-86% final marks for the other 3 modules).

    Year 3: 2016/17
    Semester One:

    Transatlantic Relations: 78% (side note: I was horribly ill during the essay component. Submitted in mitigating circumstances as my essay mark was a 3rd class, pretty crap for me. Uni rejected my circumstances. I got 86% in the exam, which pulled my overall mark up amazingly.)

    Theorising Politics: 82%

    Semester Two:

    EU Politics and Simulation: 86%

    Comparative Politics in Ireland: 78% (side note 2: I was also ill during the exam part of this module. I didn’t put in circumstances. I don't like my uni, obviously).

    Total grade: high 2:1, again just escaping that first. This year counts for 50% of my total degree classification.

    edit: 10/10/17: APPARENTLY, I AM SITTING ON A FIRST! IDK HOW, BUT I AM, GUYS! So, if I keep this up, I am on track. Yay! :woo:






    Year 4: 2017/18
    Semester One:

    Europe and International Security (henceforth known as EU security)
    1. One 4,000 word essay (50% of total mark) Deadline: Wednesday, 1 November
    2. One Individual Written Report of 4,000 words (50% of total mark) Deadline: Wednesday, 6 December


    Surveillance in a post 9/11 world (henceforth known as Surveillance)
    • 3,500 word essay (50%) Wednesday 25 October 2017
    • 2 hour exam (50%)


    Semester Two:

    Gender, Power and Sexuality
    • Essay
    • Presentation
    • Exam

    (Not sure about weightings yet).

    Year-long; 2017-18:

    Dissertation: 10,000 words

    My timetable is pretty empty, thanks to the kind of degree I do.

    Semester One:

    Monday: 10-12: EU Security lecture and workshop

    1-2: Surveillance lecture

    Tuesday: 2-5 Archive volunteering

    Friday: 9-10: Surveillance tutorial


    Semester Two:Tbc
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    18/9/17:

    10-11am:

    ‘Learnt’, for probably about the 5th time now, about the EU political institutions (European Council, the Council, EP, Commission, etc). This is background knowledge: the real bulk of the module starts next week, week 3.

    11-12pm:

    Lecturer discussed methodology and how to find sources for our essays and reports. Once more, learnt nothing new. The lecture slides had been taken from another lecturer and had 3 new slides inserted.

    12-1pm:

    Lunch with the boyfriend. He spoke a lot about South Africa and Fascist Italy (he’s a history undergrad), and I just moaned about not learning anything new in the morning. He laughed. :rolleyes:

    1-2pm:

    Surveillance lecture. We looked at Foucault and panopticism, which is incredibly interesting. However, I started to feel a bit funny half-way through. I always feel ill that time of the day. :sad:


    I’m home now. The landlord had to come around: our boiler is playing up, so no hot water or heating. We need an engineer to come. Sigh. I’m also waiting for an Amazon delivery, so I am just catching up on TSR and my emails.


    To do:
    • check EU security reading list.
    • Make notes on Foucault for the tutorial on Friday
    • Start compiling a list of survey questions for my disso
    • Rough bibliography for disso
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    thank you lovely :hugs:

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    I shall be joining you on your journey to a FIRST
    TO A FIRST! :horse:
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Please don't ask me why I am doing this. It is just happening.

    Welcome to my (sort-of) study blog!






    This is it. The big one. My final year. :awesome:






    For those who don’t know me, or have forgotten about me, I’m Airmed (call me Cesca), and I am 4th year Politics undergrad at the University of Dundee. Why am I making this blog? Well, it’s already WEEK TWO of my classes, I am panicking like always, and you know what?

    I really want a damn first class honours, lads. Like, I desperately want it. And my uni does not accept the offerings of one’s soul as payment for one, (I checked), so it looks like working my arse off is Plan B.(I mean, I would be happy with a 2:1, but **** you, perfectionism, I dream of a first.)

    Quick things to know about me: I am obsessed with tea, Ireland, Natalie Dormer, the Tudors, swearing, more tea, Harry Potter. I am a stubborn little cow who spends far too much time procrastinating and drinking away my *****y thoughts with tea. I also have some crap mental health background stuff, which there is no need to go into here as anyone who will read this will probably know what I am on about here.

    So, like, I said, my degree is single honours Politics. Do I enjoy my degree? Not really, but I don’t want to bore you with that. I will try and update this as much as I can remember, and do ask questions if you want!

    Academic background so far:
    Spoiler:
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    A Levels: 2013-2015:

    A2 RE: A

    A2 Politics: A

    A2 History: B

    AS English Lit: A

    These should be better, imo, but I was ill. That was fun. It was ages ago. Moving on.

    Direct Entry to Year 2 Politics: 2015/16

    I don’t want to complicate things here, as Scottish universities are odd. So I will only list my 3 politics modules, not my other ones (history, English and film studies).

    Semester One:

    Comparative Politics: 69%

    Semester Two:

    International Relations: 78%

    Devolution in Comparison: The UK, Europe and Beyond: 82%

    Skipping first year at uni was a massive risk. It slightly paid off, I suppose.
    Total grade: high 2:1, bordering on first (I had between 82%-86% final marks for the other 3 modules).

    Year 3: 2016/17
    Semester One:

    Transatlantic Relations: 78% (side note: I was horribly ill during the essay component. Submitted in mitigating circumstances as my essay mark was a 3rd class, pretty crap for me. Uni rejected my circumstances. I got 86% in the exam, which pulled my overall mark up amazingly.)

    Theorising Politics: 82%

    Semester Two:

    EU Politics and Simulation: 86%

    Comparative Politics in Ireland: 78% (side note 2: I was also ill during the exam part of this module. I didn’t put in circumstances. I don't like my uni, obviously).

    Total grade: high 2:1, again just escaping that first. This year counts for 50% of my total degree classification.







    Year 4: 2017/18
    Semester One:

    Europe and International Security (henceforth known as EU security)
    1. One 4,000 word essay (50% of total mark) Deadline: Wednesday, 1 November
    2. One Individual Written Report of 4,000 words (50% of total mark) Deadline: Wednesday, 6 December



    Surveillance in a post 9/11 world (henceforth known as Surveillance)
    • 3,500 word essay (50%) Wednesday 25 October 2017
    • 2 hour exam (50%)



    Semester Two:

    Gender, Power and Sexuality
    • Essay
    • Presentation
    • Exam


    (Not sure about weightings yet).

    Year-long; 2017-18:

    Dissertation: 10,000 words

    My timetable is pretty empty, thanks to the kind of degree I do.

    Semester One:

    Monday: 10-12: EU Security lecture and workshop

    1-2: Surveillance lecture

    Tuesday: 2-5 Archive volunteering

    Friday: 9-10: Surveillance tutorial


    Semester Two:Tbc
    O M G YOU'VE JOINED GYG :awesome: :awesome: :awesome:

    Seriously wishing you all the luck, will be keeping up with this and look forward to seeing you succeed

    Get that first! :woo: :cube:
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    (Original post by Protostar)
    O M G YOU'VE JOINED GYG :awesome: :awesome: :awesome:

    Seriously wishing you all the luck, will be keeping up with this and look forward to seeing you succeed

    Get that first! :woo: :cube:
    I'M HERE, I MIGHT GIVE UP, WHO KNOWS, LET'S SEE :awesome:

    Who knows if I will succeed, lol, but we'll work on that.

    :jumphug:
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I'M HERE, I MIGHT GIVE UP, WHO KNOWS, LET'S SEE :awesome:

    Who knows if I will succeed, lol, but we'll work on that.

    :jumphug:
    Don't you dare give up ok :unimpressed:

    I'm sure you will :yep: and now we'll be here to shout at you gently notify you if you procrastinate too much
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    (Original post by Protostar)
    Don't you dare give up ok :unimpressed:

    I'm sure you will :yep: and now we'll be here to shout at you gently notify you if you procrastinate too much
    thank you bestie :awesome:
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    more subbed than er um a submarine
    :yeah: U got this Airmed :rave:
    :party: wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o :party:
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    thank you bestie :awesome:
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    more subbed than er um a submarine
    :yeah: U got this Airmed :rave:
    :party: wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o :party:
    I should get a tag list done

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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I dream of a first.
    Cesca, welcome to the place where dreams come true.

    (Original post by Airmed)
    I'M HERE, I MIGHT GIVE UP, WHO KNOWS, LET'S SEE :awesome:
    That is NOT happening

    You've got this!

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Cesca, welcome to the place where dreams come true.

    That is NOT happening

    You've got this!

    :gthumb:
    My dream better become true :cry2:
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    21/9:

    Uhhh... :getmecoat:

    So, I became ill on Monday night (thanks, half tub of ice cream). So spent most of Tuesday in bed, in pain. Did a bit of light reading (my modules' handbooks, just to get an idea of the rest of the semester), and had to cancel going to the archives.

    Yesterday (Wednesday), I went to the gym (was meant to on Tuesday, but you know, dying). Bumped into the SO afterwards so we had a quick, unplanned lunch together. Went back home and did some note tidying. Then I socialised (:eek:) with the SO's friends.

    To do:

    - Still feeling a bit rough, so I'm not going to the library today. Staying at home to make Foucault notes for tomorrow's tutorial (I prefer to do them the day before so fresh in the mind): STARTED
    - Draft rough email to send out to BIC contacts in the Scottish Gov: :sad:
    - Once more, constantly refresh my emails to see if the CS will get back to me about Fast Pass and the possibility of skipping part of the Fast Stream application: ONGOING
    - check EU security reading list: DONE. Have the necessary articles etc to do the readings on Saturday and Sunday for class on Monday.
    - Start compiling a list of survey questions for my disso: ONGOING
    - Rough bibliography for disso: ONGOING

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    good luck airmed :hugs: rooting for you all the way :cube:
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    What you studying?



    I have a week until my masters finishes. Thank God.
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