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Laura Blackett – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology


Monday, July 27th, 2015

Hi everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your summer whether your off adventuring abroad or sunning it up in the UK!

At the weekend I went along to Sunderland Airshow which was at Seaburn beach. I haven’t been since I was a little girl so I went to relive my childhood and because im a bit geeky for things like that! I couldn’t believe how busy it was, I have never seen so many people gathered in one spot in Sunderland before but it was worth it.

Top tips:

1. Take a picnic blanket and camping chairs and find a nice spot on the grass banks to watch the Airshow!

2. Park at St Peter’s campus and walk along, its a 5/10 minute walk from the Airshow and if you are a permit holder it’s free to park on a weekend!

3. Take spare change there are so many food and drink stalls and fairground rides to take advantage of!

I will definitely be going next year, and if you are coming to study at Sunderland in September you should too!

Lau x

How to view your results for the year!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015


Hope this is helpful for first, second, third or fourth years 🙂



Summer Pavlova

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

This was my first ever attempt at making Summer Pavlova, and although it seems a lot of effort its worth it!

Ingredients & Equipment:

4 large egg whites
200g caster sugar
300ml double cream
choice of fruit to top
electric whisk
baking paper
oven tray
mixing bowl


1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 1/140 degrees or 120 degrees for fan ovens. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. In a bowl whisk the egg whites until thickened and gradually add the sugar. Whisk well – you should be able to tip the bown over your head and for nothing to come out! That is when its whisked well enough..

3. Spread the meringue in an even circular layer on the baking paper and put in the oven for 2 1/2 hours. If possible leave the oven door open slightly for the best meringue 🙂

4. Remove the meringue, leave it to cool completely before whipping the double cream using the electric whisk and spreading onto the meringue.

5. Top with your choice of fruit and enjoy!

(You can make the meringue at least a week before you plan to top it with cream and fruit as long as it is stored in an airtight container or wrapped in baking paper)

Your welcome, yum!

  • 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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