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Laura Blackett – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

A Christmas Dinner – Student Style!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

I can now officially say that Christmas break has began and I can relax for a short while as assignments have been handed in – Hooray!

This week me and the 5 girls from my course got together and prepared a Christmas dinner, my first one so far of 2014! It was really nice to get together and unwind with a glass of wine over a dinner and we even swapped our Secret Santa presents (although it wasn’t much of a secret in the end, oops..). We played lots of games whilst the turkey was in the oven, decorated the tree, set the table and took LOADS of selfies.

Check it all out in the video below..

Don’t be shy and share your own Christmas photos via the hashtag #SunUniXmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Lau x

Career Plans!

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Hey everyone,

Well the Christmas break is looming, and there are only four more days left of this semester before I can relax.. for a little while anyway!

Second year so far has been pretty full on, I won’t lie! It’s felt like a big step up from first year but I think I have managed to cope with it quite well. Whenever I feel as though the work is getting on top of me I like to think of graduation and the job I hope to go into at the end of the course. Since the course began I have changed my mind so many times about the specific area of Social Work I want to specialise in, but that’s because everything interests me.

I think that the course has made me realise just how many different fields there are within social work and there are so many possibilities once you have the degree. For the moment I am still leaning towards working within Child Protection or  Children & Adolescent Mental Health, but no doubt that will be different by the time I get to third year!

I managed to catch a few of my class mates from the course to ask about their career plans post graduation and wasn’t surprised that everyone wanted to go along different avenues!

Lau x

An interview with Drew Dalton

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

This week I managed to catch up with one of my lecturers from first year (which seems like forever ago) to find out all about a new programme he is running at the University.

Drew Dalton is programme leader for the Social Sciences programme, which is a four year course offering a foundation year before specialising in a specific social science degree. Don’t just take my word for it though, watch the video and see for yourself!

You can find out more information about the degree programme such as the required UCAS points and how to apply, from the following link:

You can also access Drew’s Facebook page to contact him directly and keep up to date with the course:

I hope this proves helpful, and if there is anything else you would like to know don’t be afraid to get in touch!

Lau x




  • 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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