Posting Format

Since going to a recent seminar I have decided to standardise certain aspects of my posts and also incorporate some style changes.

Images/Video
 The standard size of images and videos will be 660 x 400, which will fill the whole width of the post and enable them to be clearly seen.
 Continue to ensure that the high-resolution version of images is available when an image is clicked on.
 Continue to scan any sketches and avoid phone images.


Text
 Use bullets points more to simplify posts.
 Sub Headers to make posts easier to read, as people often scan through blog posts.
 Avoid long body’s of text, as this can be unappealing.
 Bold text to highlight important sentences.
 Continue using a sans-serif font, as it is easier to read from the screen.

Categories/Tags
 Continue to use categories to organise the site, but I will start to use tags for thematic content that spans across categories.

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Reading week

This free week without University I found a perfect time to use productively and for my second developing arguments written essay I had to beforehand go without all types of media technology for 24 hours. Therefore I used my free days within the week to write my diary, which will be needed to be attached as an appendix.

I found those 24 hours extremely difficult, but comparing it with a day with full media usage it was extremely interesting. I’ve ben starting to research and prepare for the various references and knowledge I will need before “putting pen to paper”.

My First Website

I used a program called Brackets for the first time to create my first website. This was a great experience and something I am eager to learn more of in the future.
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Student Rep

Today for the first time (yes a Saturday..) I went into the EBC (Executive Business Centre) on Holdenhurst road, which conveniently is a stones throw to where I live. The reason I went there was for my student rep training, this took approximately 3 hours with various different sessions I had to attend. They helped me to learn how to persuade students like myself to fill out a feedback survey on the SUBU website, and how it makes a different to everyones experience while studying at Bournemouth University. Myself and other student reps from all over the University (Media school, Sci-Fi, Business & Tourism) had short ice breaking tasks, where working in groups was essential to get the most from the experience.
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We all took a group photo with all those who got involved (#PurpleArmy) with everyone wearing our new hoodies given out during the break with coffee and biscuits. I found how everyone is so friendly and helpful, it kind of rubs off on yourself, pushing you into a selfless direction of helping others in your group/course/university. It also gave me the confidence to get involved in other extra-circular activities such as sports that I wasn’t sure on joining due to not knowing anyone.
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This is a picture of me listening to the second workshop of the day called “SOS Uncovered”, in which we all analysed the results recovered from a student survey and filter through to the important and reoccurring topics that people had concern with i.e. lesson postponing should be announced in good time.

First Post

This is my first post of the blog, which will be about my experience throughout my years at Bournemouth University. This will be professionally presented and dedicated to all aspects related to my course (Digital Media Design), both assigned and freelance work. I’m looking forward to developing my skills in various fields of digital media and learning new and appealing information that will vastly help me in my future aspirations after graduation.

The Induction week is going smoothly, getting to meet the lecturers who are all very helpful and friendly. We’ve been given ‘icebreaking’ tasks in our course to help get to know each other, such as a group task to take pictures of us all in different locations around Bournemouth (and Poole). The further we travel the more points we would obtain, we then have to create a small presentation of all of the photos we took and designed into a collage.

I’m currently really enjoying meeting new people around the University, whether they’re in my group, course or accommodation. I personally agree with the quote “You can never have too many friends”, I just wish I could remember everyones name! Everyone seems to have a strong enthusiasm and passion for this course, which has made me eager to finish with freshers and get stuck into this first academic year.