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Hi! :hi: I am Michiyo and this is my final year blog

Writing about my experiences as a fresher was fun, so I decided to come back to GYG for my final year :woo:

I study International Relations (Applied Quantitative Methods) with German at the University of Essex The ‘Applied Quantitative Methods’ part means I specialise in statistics and data analysis. (That involves statistical programming, by the way.) No joke, I literally have 15 credits of international relations, 30 credits of German and 75 credits of statistics this year :afraid:

In this thread, you can expect me to ramble about everything, whether it is related to university or not :laugh: I will try my best to keep my entries concise this time, though!

Modules
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- Project: Politics (a.k.a. dissertation) (30 credits)
- Quantitative Political Analysis (30 credits)
- International Security Studies (15 credits)
- The Analysis of Conflict and Peace (15 credits)
- Higher Intermediate German (30 credits)

Academic History
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First Year: 69%
Second Year: 70%

Work Experience
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- ESSEXLab
- UROP placement
- Student Ambassador
- Marketing job
- Clearing Hotline

At the moment, I still have two of these jobs, so balancing them with my course will be interesting :burnout:

Extracurriculars
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- Volunteering (Refugee Teaching Programme, Colchester Castle)
- Student Conference planning team
- Module rep
- Enactus
- Archery :cool:
- Karate :kungfu:

Hobbies
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- Going to the gym :dumbells:
- Learning Japanese (passed JLPT N5, sitting N4 in December) :love:
- Reading books and Webtoons :gah:
- Watching anime :desu:
- Digital art :blushing:

My aims
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I want to get a First! :smartass:

Also, I want to get an internship or a second Frontrunner or UROP placement. Think of Frontrunner and UROP placements as on-campus internships. I have already done one of each, but I want to do more in order to gain more relevant work experience.

After I graduate, I want to either get into Exeter, Durham or Leeds for my Master’s degree or start a graduate job that is relevant to my degree, e.g. the Civil Service Fast Stream. :grin:

My obstacles
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- I have depression and anxiety and I procrastinate way too much. :ashamed2: Sometimes, I cannot bring myself to do anything, even though I fully realise the negative consequences of that. :ashamed:

- I am often so busy with work that I do not have time to do anything, so this year, I need to find a better work-life balance and get things done on time.

- Finance! To give you some background, I did not get a maintenance loan as a fresher (which I was relying on to live), so I ended up getting into debt with my university. In consequence, I was not allowed to register again for my second year until I agreed to a payment plan. I finished paying my debt, but I still need to be careful with money since I will need it in case I do not get a scholarship for my Master’s degree. :sad:

- Statistics. I am not amazing at maths, but I did great in the statistics module I had last year, so I decided to embark on the AQM pathway. This could end up either very well or terribly

Let us see if anyone is actually interested in this blog :lol:
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nice
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Please tag me in this! :rambo:
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Please tag me in this! :rambo:
Aww, thank you! :hugs: Will do :yep:
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Going to tag (most of) the old tag list just once in case anyone still wants to hear about this :hide: Just ignore this if you do not want to
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Going to tag (most of) the old tag list just once in case anyone still wants to hear about this :hide: Just ignore this if you do not want to
tag me, good luck and I hope you are well ^^
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tag me, good luck and I hope you are well ^^
WOLFMOOOOOOOONNNNYYYY-CHAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! :jumphug: :hugs: :lovehug:

Will do We need to catch up, tell me all about your first year! :rave:
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WOLFMOOOOOOOONNNNYYYY-CHAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! :jumphug: :hugs: :lovehug:

Will do We need to catch up, tell me all about your first year! :rave:
:hugs: :jumphug: Definitely need to catch up some time ^^
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Would be so cool if you were to come up to Durham :ninja: Good luck :jumphug:
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Blimey you're back :nutcase: Tag me pls
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Blimey you're back :nutcase: Tag me pls
I am just as surprised as you are! :rofl:

Will do, thank you :lovehug:
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MICHIYO!!
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Michi!!!! :party: :dance: :woo:
Keep me tagged please :grin: :hugs:
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Hope you're well Michiyo! Can't promise I'll always be able to reply (am notoriously bad at keeping up with blogs ) but keep me tagged and will read along
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Please tag me!! :angelwings:
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Would be so cool if you were to come up to Durham :ninja: Good luck :jumphug:
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Blimey you're back :nutcase: Tag me pls
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I am just as surprised as you are! :rofl:

Will do, thank you :lovehug:
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MICHIYO!!
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Michi!!!! :party: :dance: :woo:
Keep me tagged please :grin: :hugs:
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Please tag me!! :angelwings:
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Hope you're well Michiyo! Can't promise I'll always be able to reply (am notoriously bad at keeping up with blogs ) but keep me tagged and will read along
:zomg: Wow, thank you all! :grouphugs: I was not expecting this :blushing:
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