Category: University life


The leap to study is quite daunting For those who have not done it before. Give up your income Give up your job Spend 4 years not working much at all Give up your weekends Reading peer reviewed articles Try not to sleep through…

A holiday night

It’s 8:24pm On a week day holiday night I’m tucked up in my newly made bed Sore feet resting up for tomorrow’s plight. They’ve been sore for a good three weeks now And they will for another few days delight With their pain and…


Why do I work all day Family in the afternoon Study for 3 hours each night? Turn out the light exhausted And promptly drift to sleep? I wonder why each night As I set up for my effort Dragging my tired brain Logging on…

Oh Postgraduate

I’ve always wanted a Masters Of what, I did not care. I’ve dreamed and looked up courses And plotted as I dared. Now I’ve finally started. Two assignments in. The joy has started to wear – a little thin. I still quite like the…

Me time

I work full time As a teacher The day is rarely done at 3 I then get home And get the dinner Feed the dog And finally get to w.. After I chase the kids to bed It’s time to log onto uni On…

The wee hours

I toss and turn I’ve work to do Marking maths And writing too I’ve got an assignment That’s almost due I feel like I’ve nothing Else to do. I toss and turn and finally give in Plug in my computer And the day begins…


Days come Days go Days stay the same Work Study Repeat Work Study Repeat Perhaps I should have considered The implications of my latest grand plan Sure I can study each evening 2 hours no probs peeps. ummm…… Turns out I can do Just…

The 80s soundtrack

The music goes round my head Michael Jackson Billy Gene A little bit of Bill Collins thrown in   Sweet child of mine Living on a Prayer   Come on Eileen Beat it   Girls just want ta have fun Burning down the house…

Weekend Envy

I signed up all excited Higher education beckoned But now I’m feeling somewhat mitred My wings are clipped I am not soaring My shoulders bowed and head is dipping Immersed in writing and in referencing. I do not care just where periods go Does…

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