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BSc (Hons) Psychology

How students use their time?

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

I’m sure there’s a massive misunderstanding when it comes to discuss how much time should a student give for activities of his or her own interest. How come leisure be more important than work or studying is?

The answer is simple. I believe  that only those people, who enjoy their life and do not only what they have to do, but also things they really want to do – have a quality life.

Plus, you can always put your heart and time into whatever you decide to do in your life.

And at the same time, while doing things you like, you can collect invaluable positivity and this is how an inspiration for your studies and work can come and keep you going.

I’ve realised that things that keep me going requires self-expression. I like being a part of something creative.

The one most recent project involved me being invited to shoot for a new clothing line, Tabari Clothing that is due to launch in January. What was different about this shoot, is that  I’ll appear on a t-shirt, which is quite fun when I think about it. Another different thing we did during the shoot – was a fashion editorial video shoot.

It’s possibly a little bit too provocative and sexy video shoot for me to share it here, I think. I was dancing and laughing as if I’m living and breathing somewhere else in the world. Sometimes I find self-expression and making my life into a work of art is something very important to me.

 

What it is like doing 3rd year of fashion journalism…+ video

Friday, October 12th, 2012

I don’t know is it only for me, but time is passing so quickly when you’re going to Uni.

All big future projects, however exciting they might sound,  seem to scare me.

On top of that, there are so many tasks, things to do already and think of in a daily basis  – that drives me crazy but in a nice way. And by that what I mean is,  for every module I do, I have to brainstorm, think and bring around dozen ideas and work to make them reality..what is both: exciting and challenging at the same time.

For Multiplatform Magazines, my chosen module, we have just submitted an audio assessment, which we did in groups and that was kind of dedicated to National Poetry Day October the 4th and now we have another new assessment due to Monday, the 15th. This time we have to research and write a news-driven blog piece in response to World blog Action Day, which is “The Power of We” this year. So basically, the piece should fit the theme, have a news-hook and focus on something worthwhile but also at the same time it should be relevant to my interest.

Yesterday I went to listen Pricilla’s Baffour talk she did at the Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Sunderland University. She was going through all the opportunities with 4chanel talking about “4 talent family” and that is across the board, new media, TV, film4, online, journalism etc. It was relevant to me because I’m doing my final project, fashion magazine, which will be dedicated to creatives; so I need to make as much research about creative industries as possible and I might find an angle to use this talk as a basis for the “power of we” piece as well.

During last Magazine Practice workshop we’ve received some good comments about our CV’s, cover letters and also got a chance to grasp some insights about a business of magazines. Who would have know that roughly there are 8500 magazines titles published in the UK? Or who would have guessed that figures show that magazines are actually having a great time, sales going up, even in such internet consumerism decade??

In Fashion Journalism class, we keep brainstorming ideas for a fashion website we’re launching eventually by the end of this month and in order to be even more inspired by working as a fashion magazine team.  We’ve watched Grazia’s 2007 documentary that gave a great insight into how meeting the deadlines and brainstorming ideas work in the real world – it’s not all that easy glamour.

We had also received some briefs for our future assessments, that include creating a 2mins long fashion video – it can be fashion shoot, a makeover, how-to-wear feature or a fashion news report; B2B (business to business) fashion related feature and PA (Public Affairs) fashion related news article or feature, one of them has to be laid out in InDesign, both 800 words long.

Sounds tough but at the same time promising; writing about fashion is not all about worthless trends reports (honestly, hate those!), celebs and gossips (I’m not a fan of this either) but it can also speak of something much more serious and intellectual.

Here’s a fashion video I did during my 2nd year this spring: 

 

About Fashion Journalism Studies and my trip to London

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsVQa8iHae0[/youtube]

 

Student Profile:

  • Name: Raminta Paukstyte
  • Age: 20
  • Studying: Fashion Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: To gain professional knowledge and experience needed for establishing a business in the fashion industry and that my work would be valued.

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