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Kamile Niunevaite

BSc (Hons) Psychology


Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Friday was the day when I realized how fun and interesting is to study Glass and Ceramics! Now I understand why people who study this course are so enthusiastic about it!
I had an amazing opportunity to visit National Glass Centre (on St. Peters campus), see the works, studies and practice very close-up. Now I have an idea how do all the beautiful glassware born! It takes time, patience and lots of work. But oh, it is so wonderful to have a look after it’s done.


The best part about visiting Glass Centre is that we (Lives Online bloggers: Michele, Grant and Tasha) had a chance to be in a Hot Glass studio and try to make our own glassware – Christmas Baubles! (Even though it’s still lots of time until Christmas season…) I was so excited! We’ve never worked with glass before, so it was such an interesting new experience for all of us. (: I am really thankful for Eduard who invited to see and try how it all works, for people who showed and helped to make my own bauble (: and for my fellow bloggers for such a good good time!
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I feel like I am not that person who could work with glass all the time. I think, I am not so accurate and patient. But for anyone who feels passionate about it, this course is great option!!! Our university has so good equipment, I was surprised. If you interested, you will find more information and exciting experience on Eduard Ruane’s  blog as he is a third year student of this course.


Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

It feels so strange to start university in another country.
At first, seems like you don’t know anything – when and where to go, what to say, what to take with you…

Fortunately, all freshers feel the same. That’s why university offers one of the most amazing weeks of life – FRESHERS WEEK.1234564_10151600843381230_58956532_n

Freshers events

Some people doubt whether to participate there or not, whether to buy a wristband or better save 30 pounds.

Even if I couldn’t attend to all freshers events, I can guarantee that it’s definitely worth buying a wristband and participate in as many parties and events as possible.


Freshers stuff

  • Variety of different events every day and night, the whole week!
  • Chance to look around and get acquainted with the university and local area.
  • Parties, discos, concerts, comedy nights, trips fairs… ( the whole Sunderland Freshers Week 2013 line-up you can find here (I enjoyed paintball game most! (: )
  • Many young people who also want to communicate, make friends and party together!
  • It’s a great chance to meet new students from all over the world, broaden your mind and get to know new cultures.
  • Introduction lectures that helps to know more about your programme and course.
  • Opportunity to meet your Programme Leader and Fellow Students.
  • It’s a time to collect your Student card ( it helps to get lots of discounts! (: ), travel pass ( I love this thing ! ) and other great stuff.
  • No time to get bored! Every minute of the week is filled with a great activity.

Get involved! Have fun! Make friends! Have the best first week and the time of your life!
Simple as that (:

Afterparty in Passion club


“I’ve never had such a crazy week. We were having fun and partying non stop. If someone would give me a time machine, I would go back to Freshers and repeat it once again.”

At first, I was scared. But after Opening Night in North Shore I couldn’t wait for another night and more fun. It was fantastic.”

“It’s hard to describe. You have to feel it. It was better than I expected. So many new friends just in few days. At the end of the week I was so tired but so happy!”

If all weeks were like Freshers Week, I would like to be a student forever (: “

Sounds too good to be true? Believe me, it’s better thank you think!
Unfortunately, all the good things come to an end… Time to read some books?





Friday, October 4th, 2013

Hello University! Hello new life! Hello my blog!  HELLO MY READERS!

I still remember the day when I have seen the letter about Lives Online in my e-mail.
A month ago I haven’t even known what it really is and being a part of this project was only my dream… Now I am sitting and writing my very first blog here for you ! And it feels so good… (:



I am Kamile, 18 years old Journalism student from Lithuania. I’ve crossed more than thousand kilometers to live, study and get my degree in England. I know that it was worth it ! So it’s my fresh start here and I can’t wait for my new experiences here, at the University of Sunderland. It’s so great that you can watch my life changing too, just by following my blog, Facebook page  or my Instagram 

I always create millions new ideas in my head. Unfortunately, usually I implement only a few of them.
But this is what you can really expect from my blog:

  • text, photos and videos of my academical life
  • text, photos and videos of my leisure activities
  • posts about what it feels to be a fresher in Sunderland
  • more information about Journalism course
  • posts about international students life
  • posts about students’ parties
  • posts about the events in the local area (mostly Sunderland and Newcastle, but I hope to travel around more! )
  • posts about trips with my university, friends and on my own
  • posts about me (:

If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, you can always write it here or ask me on this site: .
I will be waiting !

Good Night,


  • Name: Kamile Niunevaite
  • Age: 18
  • Studying: Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Panevežys, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: I am planning to make a career as a journalist and my dream is to work for a magazine.

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