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Kamile Niunevaite | University of Sunderland

Journalism BA (Hons)

  • 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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June 13th, 2014

BBC BIG WEEKEND

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The best weekends are definitely those that are remembered for a long time.
I still save the best memories of  BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in my mind and want to share them with all of you.

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After first night at BBC #bigweekend I could say that Coldplay was really something Magic. Bastille made me love them even more. I loved the way Ed Sheeran played with the public. Pharrell Williams had great dancers. And Calvin Harris made a good sum up of the whole weekend: EAT.SLEEP.RAVE.REPEAT. And how could I be not happy having this selfie with One Direction? (:

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Even though the weather on the second day was rainy nothing could ruin  our good mood and energy to party on.

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Seeing Kings of Leon, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, John Newman, the Vamps, the 1975, Tinie Tempah and Paolo Nutini in one day was more than great!

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And of course Katy Perry…She was a m a z i n g !

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I swear, it was worth standing there for 11 hours and trying to get as close to the stage as we can. And I can say that being a part of this crowd was one of the best things ever!

June 8th, 2014

WEEKEND IN GLASGOW

Hello everyone.
As you should already know my last weekend in the UK was spent in Scotland, as I was going to the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival.
I left North-East on Thursday and still had two days until the festival (I had tickets only for Saturday and Sunday). But we (me and my friend Vytautas) still had lots of fun until the festival has begun.

So here’s some of my memories of Thursday and Friday:

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First of all we’ve enjoyed lovely meal at Mexican restaurant Juan Chihuahua

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Spent a night in the night club the Garage. We were a part of 1st birthday of Neverland event and we got looots of b-day stuff (free cake pops, candyfloss, face painting, crepes, drinks, party hats and sweets).

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Got free entrance as a ‘staff’

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On Friday we had a party at student accommodation of Strathclyde university. Lots of international people, games and fun!

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I think it was a great way to have some fun and relax after finishing my first year at uni.

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed x

May 22nd, 2014

JAMIE’S ITALIAN EXPERIENCE

After finishing my first year at uni I’ve decided to treat myself with some lovely food and good company.
Where? At Jamie’s Italian Newcastle.
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I’ve been waiting to go there since the restaurant has opened a few months ago. Finally the day has come.

Me at Jamie's

I liked the atmosphere, friendly staff and fresh food. I’m not a fan of seafood, salads or big steaks + I wanted to eat in Italian way. So I chose to eat Carbonara and I was completely happy with my choice. By the way, the small portion was enough for me (:
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One more thing that I really loved about Jamie’s Italian is that you can buy lots of products just in a restaurant and to take a piece of Jamie home with you. The shop offers lots of things like seasonings, pasta, planks, plates, mugs, oven gloves and Jamie Oliver recipe books, of course.

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It is totally worth going there together with your friends or family to enjoy a nice place and delicious food in Jamie’s Oliver Italian way.

Enjoy!

May 11th, 2014

LET’S HAVE SOME FUN

Even though it’s last weeks of uni and we (all students) have lots of things to do, essays to write and books to read, students’ life is more about having lots of fun fun fun! Especially in your first year at uni!

Nightlife and a variety of clubs is one more thing that the North-East could be proud of.

Night clubs such as Union, the Basement and Illusions (Passion) are the places where night life in Sunderland comes alive.

Here are some photos with my best memories of partying in Sunderland. All memories are very good and I hope that next year I will have even more. (:

Freshers week

Freshers week

Random nights out

Random nights out

Halloween party at Revolution

Halloween party at Revolution

 

New Year 2014

New Year 2014

Night out in Union

Night out in Union

Home made burgers par
Home made burgers party

 

May 10th, 2014

#NCLFSHNWK- NEWCASTLE FASHION WEEK

Hey hey hey all fashionistas!

It’s the first time in my life that I’ll have an opportunity to attend a fashion week. As I live in Newcastle, it’s definitely a good chance and interesting new experience.

NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week is taking place 9th to 17th May 2014. So there are lots of chances to spend at least one day surrounded by catwalks, fashion parties and workshops. I’ve already seen the fittings yesterday (hihihi) and can’t wait to see the big show.

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Futhermore, as I have to finish my last essays for uni this week, I try to find enough to find enough time to rest and watch some films about secret corners of fashion world. Here’s my top 3:

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Have you seen them all?

May 2nd, 2014

VISITING SCOTLAND

Hello!

It’s not a secret that during my Spring holidays I’ve spent a few days in Scotland. I visited Edinburgh and Glasgow and fell in love with these cities, their culture, architecture and visited objects.
I’ll definitely come back to Scotland at the end of May as I’ll attend BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend festival in Glasgow.

I was traveling together with my classmate who is studying in Glasgow now. It’s such a good feeling to have an opportunity to see old friends again and to meet in the UK. There are lots of Lithuanian students studying in Scotland as well, so I’ve met quite a lot.

Here’s a video with the most memorable moments of our trip. I know that I can’t convey everything I’ve seen and felt there but I hope you’ll enjoy watching!

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Our trip started in Newcastle when my friend Vytautas came here to visit me after few days of chilling and exploring Newcastle we had to wake up early in the morning and catch the first train to Edinburgh. At first it was raining there and the wind was not very friendly. I thought “I don’t really like Scotland.” But later the weather was getting better and better and I really enjoyed my days spent there. Edinburgh is such a beautiful city and there are lots of places to visit. Time was flying there so we’ve decided to stay there two days longer as one day wasn’t enough. Last two days of our trip were spent in Glasgow. We arrived there only at night so firstly we’ve seen the city at night. It looks amazing when you’re standing on the hill and can city the whole city!

If you have a chance to travel and explore new places, these three cities should be on your “must visit list”!
Travel is the only thing money can buy that makes  you richer. Everybody knows that, right?

April 28th, 2014

SEARCHING FOR UNIVERSITIES

I know that about 5 months before starting to go to university most of us felt like standing at the crossroads. Millions of questions like WHY? WHERE? WHAT? HOW? REALLY? MAYBE NOT? are absolutely normal before making a huge step and saying YES to the only university that we choose (and that choice isn’t easy as we have more than 100 universities just in the UK).

I created a video with few tips that I hope will be helpful for you:

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People often ask me why did I choose studies in England rather than Lithuania. So here’s five reasons that made me choose this way:
1. Quality of education in the UK and international diploma
2. Better opportunities in Journalism career
3. Opportunities to combine work and studies
4. Good reviews from people already studying here
5. Strong desire to travel abroad and see if really ‘grass is greener on the other side’

I won’t hide – sometimes I have those minutes of weakness when I miss home more than anything else in the world. Sometimes I still ask myself why did I have to come more than 1000 miles and live so far away from everything I had for 18 years. But living and studying in England is a very good experience and I’m really having a great time so I don’t regret anything!

April 11th, 2014

FASHION PRODUCT AND PROMOTION COURSE

Hello guys, I know that some of you are interested in fashion studies. This month I made an interview with Samantha Johnson, fashion product and promotion student at the University of Sunderland. Some main questions and answers that could help you understand what does it mean to be a fashion student. 

What is your relationship with fashion?
My relationship with fashion  starts when I was 16. I knew I wanted to have a career in design, however I wasn’t sure what specific of art appealed to me, I just had a passion for the subject. After I finished school, I went to Sunderland College and studies BTEC Art, the subject focused on various aspects of the art such as 2D, sculpture, digital design, photography and textiles. At college I immensely enjoyed photography and textiles. I had started reading magazines such as Vogue and Elle. I was fascinated by the photography within them and the beautiful designer garments that were featured on the models.

Why did you choose University of Sunderland?
I’m from Sunderland and had no problem travelling further afield to study, I had heard people with very good stories from the university and all of them recommended it. I was very happy with the pass rate and how modern the campus’ are, students are friendly and staff always willing to help. 

 Are you happy about your course and university?
I am very happy with the university, I love how diverse the subjects are, students and staff are easy to get along with. I am also immensely happy with my course, it doesn’t just focus on making garments, we look at illustration, photography, journalism, promotion etc.

What is the best about studying fashion product and promotion?
The best thing about studying the course is the people you study with, I have made particular friend that will stay with me for life.

How do you imagine yourself in future?
In the future I want a very successful career that focuses on the journalism and photography side of fashion. It would be my dream to become a photographer or writer for a  high end fashion magazine.

What do you think about students’ opportunities in fashion after graduating?
Some people are skeptical about the idea getting a job straight away graduating from fashion, for some it happens almost instantly and for some it takes a lot of time. For me idealistically i would love to have a job almost instantly, something like an internship at a successful fashion magazine focusing in photography and learning the trade would be amazing.
I’m also adding a video about another successful fashion product and promotion course graduate.
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Inspiring, isn’t it? (:

April 3rd, 2014

FLUXX FASHION EVENT

Everyone who is interested in fashion is preparing for Fluxx tonight. What is it? A fashion event presented by UoS Fashion product and promotion students. The event will take place at The Basement Club (in Sunderland).

This fairly new event is held once a year and each time second year students show their created products from ‘Urban Cool’ design project at uni. People who come should expect to see very uniquely designed garments designed by each of the students. Students from the fashion course are organising everything about the event, from make up, raffle, entertainment, venue, garments, running order and sponsors.

What fascinates me the most as an organiser is the careful effort, organising and consideration that goes into planning an event of this scale, there is so much to think about and do. If one small thing changes or goes wrong, it can effect the whole outcome. It also fascinates me how everyone of the students can come together, each person has a creative touch that can help with organising the event and create a fantastic outcome.” ( Samantha Johnson, one of the Fluxx’s organizers )

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It’s a fundraising event and all money  get fashion students to Graduate Fashion Week in 2015.
There are 200 people expected to come to this event. Will you be one of them?

P.S. I’m going to post an interview with Samantha Johnson about the Fashion product and promotion course at UoS soon!

Enjoy your Thursday!
Kamile

April 2nd, 2014

STUDYING AND WORKING

Essays, dissertations, lectures, masterclasses, readings, writings + work… Wondering how students can cope with everything?

Young people always need more experience and adventures in lots of new areas, it helps us to develope our skills, gain more experience, meet new people and get the contacts ( super extra mega important for journalism students!!! ) , find ourselves and earn some money. I’m so happy that students in the UK have that opportunity to find a job and start building their carreer in the first years of their studies. Who doesn’t want an impressive CV and extra money for the weekend?

As a student in England I can easily find enough time for my studies and work as we have quite a lot time for our self-directed studies. Unfortunatelly, I couldn’t say the same about Lithuanian students who have to spend lots of more hours at university.

In this video I’m trying to tell you more about my experience in looking and finding a job in England; I’m also giving some tips for you if you also are planning to work (:

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Hope that it was helpful and you enjoyed watching. If you have any questions about my experiences at uni, students life, accommodation or absolutely anything, feel free to write a comment or a private message and ask.

Enjoy your week.
Kamile x