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Kamile Niunevaite

BSc (Hons) Psychology

19 BIRTHDAY

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

A big HELLO from a nineteen years old me (:

I created a video about my little celebration. You can watch it here:
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It is my last teen years now and I’m not sure how I should feel about it. Even though we’re growing up (or getting older?!) and we have to be more serious, think about our future and career; it doesn’t mean that we can’t just do whatever we want, dance on the tables, play our favourite games or eat lots of sweets just because we want to. It’s our life, every year is our year. Enjoy your life whatever your age is! (:

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FIRST SEMESTER OF JOURNALISM STUDIES

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Only two weeks left before the beginning of the new semester! So I want to tell you about the first one, what I’ve learned and experienced In this semester I had three modules, nine lectures per week and a few assignments of every module. Every theoretical lecture was followed by workshop and/or a seminar. I’m really happy that we had some practice to do as well: interviews, press conference, calls to the voice banks etc.
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For a module called Introduction to News, Magazine and Sports Journalism we had to write lots of articles in different topics (for example sport, fashion, crimes). We had to prepare our original story with at least three primary sources, so every student had to find an original topic, angle and take interviews from different people. I was writing about a fashion show at the Wedding Wonder Show that took place in Sunderland, at the Stadium of Light. I’ve decided to interview a model of fashion show, an organizer and a visitor of the event. It was a big challenge for me, as I was doing it for the first time, but it was not so scary as I thought. In this module we also had a press conference, a live news assignment were we had only two hours to prepare four news stories in groups. And now I have to write a Critical evaluation – a 1000-words essay about all my work.

IMG_0369In the first semester journalism students also have a module called Critical issues in Journalism. At the beginning we were learning the history of a British press. These lectures were really informative and interesting for me because it was an opportunity form me to gain more knowledge about a history of Britain. For this module we had to write two 1,5000-words essays in specific topics. It was another challenge for me to write in English so much and to read lots of academic books in a foreign language. But I did it!

The last module is Writing and Research for Journalism and PR. We were learning English grammar and lots of methods of how to prepare for Journalism studies. This module included critical readings and writings, presentations (we had to do only one in the groups of three) and CV writing. I found this module really important and useful even though sometimes we were taught the same things that I knew before.
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But in the second semester we will have new modules and new assignments. New semester includes Media and Cultural studies, News Magazines and Sports Journalism and Fashion Journalism (it is a module that I’ve chosen by myself). So hopefully a new semester will bring new interesting information and will continue doing what I really love to do!

x Kamile x

COMING BACK HOME

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Labas visiems! ( Hello everybody!)
It is my first blog post from Lithuania! It feels so good to be home, to sit in my old room and hear the voices of my family members around.
It’s true that there’s no place like home.
I’ll stay in Lithuania for two weeks. Most of my time I’ll spend in my hometown Panevezys and in Lithuanian capital Vilnius. At first time I thought that two weeks will be totally enough for me and that I’ll have time for everything. Now I understand that I’d need at least a month to meet everyone and do all I want. There are lots of wonderful places to visit in Lithuania. I’ll try to make more blogs about my time, friends, food and many more things here.
I found some nice videos that represent some of cities of my country. Watch it:
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If you are interested, you can easily find more information about Lithuania (LT) on the internet or simply ask me (:

Labanakt (Goodnight) !
Kamile

WINTER HOLIDAYS

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Hello! It is the last day of my winter holidays this year and the first semester is almost done! Hopefully the second one will be also full of fun, interesting lectures and as great time!
I already started missing Sunderland and university. Only few days left.
But I am still living in a holidays’ mood, still remember all Christmas parties and a wonderful New Year’s eve ( I really enjoyed it even though I’ve spent it at work and didn’t have a chance to see those fabulous fireworks in Newcastle’s quayside (everybody told me it was amazing!!! ).
Now I have to prepare to spend time in uni again and start thinking about two assignments that left. We will have to prepare a live news package so it should be interesting to do!

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(It’s quite strange to make a video using a front camera, I didn’t know where to glance. (: And sorry for the mistakes! Hope you enjoyed the video.)

Kamile <3

  • 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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