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Laura Blackett – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Manchester Christmas Markets

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Hey everyone!

I absolutely LOVE living in the United Kingdom and like to see as many cities and towns as possible when I get a chance.. my most recent visit being to Manchester!

I have never been aside from driving through to get to the airport so I was really excited; and it did not disappoint. The purpose of the trip really was to start, and finish, my Christmas shopping (im attempting to be organised). As amazing as the Trafford Centre was I didn’t manage to get all of my presents. Why is it whenever you know you can spend money and you have it in your purse you never find what you want?! Yet when you shouldn’t be spending everything is amazing..

Whilst there it was essential that I paid a visit to the Christmas Markets, so I have put together a montage below of the experience (accompanied by my favourite christmas song ever ever EVER). Christmas Markets take place all over the UK, and they are really good for getting cute little gifts for people in your family who have everything and are difficult to buy for? You know the ones! It is also an awesome excuse to eat and drink until your heart is content.. or your jeans get too tight!

Lau x

PS: One month today will be Christmas Day! I am far too excited.

Hobbies outside of University: Dancing!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

If anyone locally is interested in joining the dance school or would like further information you can check out the school’s Facebook page found at:

We also have a Christmas Fayre coming up which is open to the general public not just members of the dance school. So gather the family together and pop along to meet Santa and nab some Christmas themed gifts! All of the details can be found on the Facebook page above. You may even bump into a familiar looking 5ft 11 Elf..

Lau x

Ed’s Easy Diner

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hey everyone!

Well after weeks of group meetings, late night library sessions and endless group messages we delivered our presentation and can breathe a HUGH sigh of relief because we passed. Not only that, but we passed and managed to get a first! I am so proud of all the girls in the group and we were so pleased that we decided to celebrate with a visit to Ed’s Easy Diner in The Bridges..

Ed’s is an American style throwback diner and serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! We all decided to go for breakfast and it didn’t disappoint. If you aren’t already a member I would definitely recommend joining Ed’s Club. When you go you will be asked if you are a member and if not you will be given the opportunity to join, and once you have completed the form you will begin to receive newsletters and offers directly to your email address. I joined when we visited, and have since received an email with free food to enjoy next time I visit, can’t be bad!

Lau x


What motivated me to want to become a social worker?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Find out more about the social work course at University of Sunderland here:

Lau x

Bonfire Night!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Lau x

Mature Students

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Hi Guys!

As you all know, or now know, I recently had a birthday which makes me 23 years young, and also classed as a mature student!

I want to encourage more people who would be defined as a mature student to apply to study at University. For those of you who are feeling nervous about making the jump to higher education I have put together the video below especially for you. I hope it shows that your situation shouldn’t be a barrier to you coming to University!

Don’t just take my word for it though, you can find more information about being a mature student here:

PS: If anyone is interested in joining the Debating Society Stephen is President of, you can visit their Facebook page by following the link:

Lau x

A typical day at University!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Hello everyone,

I was off university all last week as I had directed study week, it was much appreciated and meant I could spend time working on my assignment and group work that is due in this week, EEK!

I am back to my normal timetable this week and it is going to be a hectic one with everything that is due in, I went in today on my day off to conquer my referencing so I thought I would film my day and take you all with me.

PS: How cute is my bunny rabbit please, he is called Buttons and very much a part of my daily routine!



  • Name: Laura Blackett
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Social Work BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Hartlepool, UK
  • Ambitions: Become a fully qualified social worker, learn another language, have my own house by the time I'm 25, complete my bucket list by the time I leave University and also go travelling!

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