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Archive for September, 2014

Grant Ridley

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Farewell Lives Online

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

My Lives Online experience has been phenomenal! I have loved every minute. It has opened up so many opportunities and I feel I have developed as a person through the monthly blog updates. I hope you have enjoyed the insight into my University and personal life and it has added value to you in some way. I would like to thank the University of Sunderland for giving me this amazing opportunity; an opportunity I will never forget. I have had a fantastic year and discovered I have a real passion for vlogging. I will continue to put my life online via my blog on Thank you to everyone who engaged with my blog over the year, it means a lot. Goodbye for now.


Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Cragside is a country house in the civil parish of Cartington in Northumberland, England. It was the first house in the world to be lit using hydroelectric power.

Uni Update – Professional Year

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Ant & Dec Takeaway on Tour!

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The Great North Run 2014

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

The Great North Run is the world’s biggest half marathon. This year the 1,000,000th runner crossed the finish line and Mo Farah became the first British man to win the race since 1985. The crowds flocked to the streets to cheer on Mo and the tens of thousands of other runners, most of which raise great amounts of money for charity. Once again, the North East has come up trumps and produced a fantastic race. Well done to each and every person who completed this years run, you LEGENDS!

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Great North Run ‘One Million’

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

To celebrate 1,000,000 people having completed the Great North Run, an amazing ceremony was held on the banks of the river Tyne. Celebrities such as local lads Ant & Dec, Sting and Jonathan Edwards all took to the stage to kick start the event which went off with not only a huge success but a VERY loud bang. Having completed the Great North Run twice myself, I felt this event summed up the spirit of the event. The North East is one of those unique places on earth where everyone comes together and gets behind one another; the run is a great way of showcasing this to the entire world. Whether it’s Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead or Durham, being from the North East is being part of one big family. Truly the best place on earth. Home.


  • Name: Grant Ridley
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: English Education 11-18 years with QTS BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Hebburn, South Tyneside
  • Ambitions: I plan to teach and travel for a few years after Uni before going into business and running my own enterprise. Who knows what opportunities await!

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