Wednesday 5th March

Today is the first day of lent and this year I have decided to actually try and commit to the things I have given up this year, I’ve chosen to give up my alarm snoozes, diet coke, chocolate & cheese… my favourite things in the whole world! If you know me personally you would know that if it was possible I would actually live in a chocolate house, I think I rarely go a day without chocolate, I just cannot resist it! At my placement, for me personally it is impossible to go into work with the mindset to say, ‘I’m starting a diet and keeping to it!’ There are chocolate treats everywhere… Ahhh! Usually if its someone’s birthday or someone has something to celebrate they tend to bring in some treats, leave them in the kitchen and send an email round to say, ‘There are cake is in the kitchen, help yourself!’ How can you not resist?! 


I’m ashamed to admit but I’ve cracked already 😦

Today has been crazy…Wow, it has literally been non-stop! 

I collected the Special Delivery and Recorded post books from downstairs and made my way up to the office, once I got in I hung up my coat, tucked my bag under the desk and went straight to the kitchen to get myself a drink of water ready for when I’m answering calls. I gave the kitchen a quick tidy, filled the coffee jars, emptied and re-filled the dishwasher with dirty breakfast plates and went back to my desk to open up ICAL to see what to expect from the working day… 

Today is going to be a long one… there is so much to do… Yay, I really do think I have become a slight workaholic! I have to prep two meetings, I actually quite enjoy having to do this, making sure everything is presentable, aligned and perfect! I also remembered that I forgot to give back one of the birthday cards back to the PA so that she could post it so that our birthday wishes would arrive on time. Luckily the PA remembered and managed to post it. 

ICAL says to do a stationary order for the office and one of the editors asked me if I could order a year diary for them. I’m slightly nervous as I don’t know how to do this, I’ve never done it before…

I am bouncing off adrenaline today… 

My reception tasks today were: 
– Count competitions… Why do people enter them?! Being the one counting them, makes me not enter them anywhere just because I know how minuscule it is to be chosen as a winner there are just so many entries and because I know there will be someone like me also counting competitions. Once competitions were counted I updated the entries in the competition folder.
– Book meeting rooms
– Answer calls & pass on messages
– Hand birthday cards back to the PA
– Hand out & sign for packages

– Hand out post
– Greet visitors… however today I made a silly mistake whenever visitors come into the office the first thing I do is ask them if they would like a drink but today I gave them the wrong cup to drink from as opposed to getting the nice shiny newer glasses… presentation is key!
– Ring concierge again about a leak in one of the toilets

– Pass on any issues relating to magazine subscriptions to the relevant editor who is in charge of the magazine 
– Clear out the boarding room
– Clean up the kitchen & fill up  coffee jars again


The pace of the day has finally slowed down a bit and now have all afternoon to do some uni work, hopefully… fingers crossed!

– The PA asked me if I could sort through the paper left by the printer and send out an email asking everyone to collect what they have printed out otherwise it will have to go in the recycling.  She also said to me, ‘feel free to listen to some music whilst doing it.’  I have currently been listening to this on repeat its amazing!!!

After lunch…
– The reminder for the office order came up and as I don’t know how to do it and the PA didn’t have time to show me she said to not worry about it as it can wait
– Empty and refill dishwasher
– Frank and send out post
– Food shop, this involves me making sure there are no essentials missing from the kitchen such as tissues, coffee, tea, dishwasher tabs etc. 
– Bind some documents 
– Fill the photocopier with paper, stock up the paper cupboard and email the editor in charge of ordering paper to order more.

Last but not least… I also got the chance to do some transcribing, something which I have never done before… I love doing new things at my placements it always makes me feel so positive, the piece of audio that I had to transcribe was 10 minutes long and  in relation to mobile technology. For me it was very inspiring and interesting to listen too, as in some ways it was very similar to the talk I posted about and had some great information for my dissertation. 

Finally its home time, I cannot wait to put my feet upNope I managed to get no uni work done 😦

Yawn… see you tomorrow!

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OK Bye.

Hey Guys,

I don’t think I have mentioned this much BUT this year at university I’m determined to do as many extra things as possible. Now that all More Magazine tips have been blogged, it’s time for me to focus my energy on my blogger society which I have managed to create. I can now include on my CV President of the Blogger Society Eeeekkkk!!! It’s going to be tough it hasn’t even started and I have so much prep to do for it before our first meeting.

I was lucky enough to be able to have my own stall at my university Fresher’s Fair where I managed to recruit a further 6 people interested in joining.  

Blogger Stall

Although I need a minimum of 5 people to join & have 9 people including myself interested in my society I’m not going to stop there! The main campus doesn’t have a lot of the creative students enrolled at the campus whereas my campus does! Also a lot of the students that study at my campus don’t travel to the main campus as it’s a 45 minute drive. So on Monday morning I’m going to go into the library, open up PhotoShop/InDesign &  KeyNote and start creating blogger leaflets so that I can post them around campus and try to get more people interested, as well as in my free breaks walk around campus asking people if they would be interested in joining my society. I also need to write up my proposal and the intention of what I want my society to achieve as well as emailing the people interested all of the above details.

I will also be updating you with how my society is going so do check out ‘My Blogger Society’ category to see what we have achieved and what we are up to. I’m also really excited for my first lecture on Monday as well as I’m happy to announce that I took a media business module so watch out for an upcoming category regarding my university work. I think what I learn will be worth discussing with you guys!  

It’s time for me to get back to work because I did, I tried & I succeeded!! 


Rosa X 

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Online CV

Hi Guys,

I have decided to dedicate a page to my CV, do check it out I will state that I have not put my personal details for obvious reasons. However you can check out my skills, hobbies and what I can offer to the media world. At the moment it’s really plain so bare with my while I update it over the next few weeks. Keep checking back to check out the updates! 

Let me know what you think 🙂


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Thursday 22nd August

Today I was only in for half a day, as I had some family stuff to do in the morning. Once I got into the office, I finished collecting the updates from the editors so that I could update the keynote document. I must have gone over this document a million times, to make sure it was perfect.

After making sure the font colour was the same colour, I did the same with the dimensions of the images and that everything was aligned. Once I did that the PA suggested to print out the document and to look at it in from a hard copy form as sometimes you pick up on details that you don’t see in the screen. Some of the slides I rearranged the composition as I didn’t like the way it looked as it appeared to make the slide look messy.

This week has been really good for me in the sense that I have learnt something new and can add something extra onto my CV. By using keynote I learnt the importance of F.A.C.E Font, Alignment, Consistency, Engagement when making a presentation. This week really tested my knowledge on everything that I have learnt in media at college & university. I think I dealt with this week very professionally especially as I had never used this software before and put to use everything I had learnt about media language. I am proud of myself to say that the PA was happy and impressed with the work that I had done and hopefully I will be able to use keynote a lot more. I am definitely going to be using this software a lot more next year at university for assignments that requires presenting your work in front of the class.

I then wrote out my invoice for this weeks hours, I’m also very excited as next week I will be working with another magazine… eeekkk even more experience as well as doing something different. See you then! 

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