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Natasha Steel

BSc (Hons) Psychology

The Final Video!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

It’s here! The video you’ve all been waiting for… or not really. I don’t know.

My final Lives Online video. I hope you enjoy watching it and if you wanna keep up with me in the future, you can find me on the following platforms:

Twitter: @tashajsteel

Instagram: @tashajsteel


YouTube: Hello Freckles


It’s been a pleasure guys, take care! 🙂

Freshers Weekend!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

At the weekend I was working  the ‘Puzzled’ drop in event for Freshers. It felt weird to be there and not be a student anymore. Weird in a good way though. So much has happened in the past few months, it’s been crazy busy and I’ll be discussing that in my final video – that’ll be next week.

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was getting ready to start my final year studying Video and New Media. Seeing all the Freshers yesterday and answering their questions was lovely, just a few years ago I was in that situation. I worried about what to take with me for the first week, where I needed to be and who I needed to speak to. Now the tables have turned and I’m dishing out advice and sharing stories about my time as a student. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great… it just feels weird and I guess it hasn’t hit me properly that I’m no longer a student!

Anyway, to leave this on a positive note, here’s my free ice cream I had yesterday, thanks to the Student Union!


Paris – Part 1

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

As you may have seen from recent facebook updates, I went to Paris for a few days with my boyfriend before I started my new job. I had a great time and although I didn’t really end up vlogging – if anything it was a bit of a break from blogging although, if I go back (and I would very much like to) I’ll definitely vlog my trip then. I do have a few bits of video footage which I might mush together as a little thing, even if it’s just to show you the incredible firework display we saw!

Since we did so much while we were there, I thought it would be best to split this into 3 separate posts. Today this covers our first full day. We visited the Arc De Triomphe on the Sunday night before we went for some food, but on Monday we actually climbed up all the steps (really should have counted them, since there were so many!) and saw the view from the top. It was incredible and I’d highly recommend it.

On the morning we wandered down to Notre Dame and had a look around inside. It’s free to go in and the queue goes down pretty quick so don’t let that put you off. We had so much to fit in that we didn’t have time to wait in the queue to go up the towers, but it’s definitely something I’d like to do another time.

We witnessed the planes flying overhead as part of Bastille Day celebrations, followed by a mass of helicopters. It was all very patriotic and incredible to see. I wish we’d actually seen the full military parade – we saw highlights on the news in our hotel and it all looked great.

Things took a turn for the incredibly cute when we visited a couple of pet shops and I saw a pug puppy and french bulldogs. If only I could have brought them home with me!

We took a pit stop outside the Louvre and took a couple of photos. Of course I had to get a tourist shot with one of the pyramids!

After our trek up the Arc De Triomphe, we went back to the hotel for a little break before heading down to see the fireworks. I can honestly say it’s the best firework display I’ve ever seen and it lasted 35 minutes! So patriotic with the blue, white and red fireworks and such a lucky coincidence that we were there for it!

Hope you like the photos and look out for part 2 and 3 (I’ll have to split it that way to avoid overloading you with photos!)

My Life Changing Moments

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Although I did my little graduation video, which you may have seen, I also answered a few questions to be made into my own ‘Life Changing Moments’ video. Since blogging for Lives Online I’m pretty comfortable talking in front of camera and I thought it’d be a nice thing to do to remember my graduation day too!

I hope you like it and count how many times I say really! Haha!

Graduating from the University of Sunderland

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

See my graduation experience!

It’s Graduation Day!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

A quick photo from this morning. I’ll have more up soon and a video to follow!

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Sunday, June 29th, 2014

An envelope arrived yesterday from Sunderland Uni, I saw it before I went out to the hairdressers but didn’t think much of it. Earlier in the week I received my graduation tickets, so I just presumed it was something relating to that. After returning from the hairdressers and going back through town to meet up with a friend, I had around an hour at home to get lunch before going back out (yep, I’m sure yesterday was one of the busiest days I’ve had in a long time!) As I was stood chatting in the kitchen and browsing facebook, I spotted one of the girls from my dissertation group had announced her results. I panicked! I asked her if the results had popped up online on Evision early (which would have been sneaky) but her response ‘came in the post’ had me rushing to the porch to grab that letter I’d shrugged off at 8:45am!

All of a sudden it hit me. Whatever was written inside this letter was the result of three years of hard work. I took a deep breath and opened it. Yes, it was my results. Well, it was my entire transcript of results from all the modules I’ve done over the past three years. I quickly skimmed the first page before turning to page 2, the one where I’d find out what I’d been given for my dissertation and overall for my degree.

76 overall for our dissertation, wow! All that hard work had paid off, all the stress, the late nights, waking up and thinking I was meant to be mixing sound when it was 4am was all worth it. Ahhhh! Now for the overall degree classification.


I saw those three words and burst into tears. I could barely see the words on the page, but I knew I’d read it right. I still can’t explain how it feels and I didn’t expect to cry when I saw it, but it all just got too much. I knew I’d worked hard and I knew I was going to be on the borderline of a 2:1 and a 1st, but I didn’t know if I could actually do it.

Happy doesn’t really cover it and every time I think about it, I could cry again I’m just so surprised!

I definitely earned that cake I had yesterday when I went back out and I can completely justify buying a few things I’ve had my eye on now.

What a week, a graduate job and I’m going to graduate with a first! Wow!


Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Amazing news! I was successful and they offered me the job this morning. I accepted and I start in a few weeks. I’m so happy and really looking forward to it. I was given some amazing feedback, she said I blew her away in the interview with my responses and she’s been interviewing for ten years or so, so that’s a pretty big deal. It’s crazy to think I’ve secured a graduate job before I’ve even graduated! I should be getting my results next Monday though, eeep!! Not long to go now!

Anyway, this is what I wore today, a simple striped dress, my sandals and my fedora that you will have seen in another recent post. You may notice I’ve  added a lilac dye to my ombré, it’s only semi-permanent so should wash out before graduation (hopefully)!

Casual Summer Outfit

Monday, June 16th, 2014

It’s been a while since I last talked about fashion and outfits on here, but today I want to show you one of my go-to summer outfits and something that’s become a bit of a must-have for me lately.

I think smock dresses are really flattering, especially for summer BBQ’s and going for meals, because no one will know if you’ve eaten too much and feel like you’ve got a bit of a food baby! They’re great for keeping you cool too.

My new thing is the black fedora. It’ll come as no surprise to you, that I’m a fan of hats (you’ve probably seen past posts with my bobble hats) so when I spotted this one, from ASOS, I thought I’d give it a go. It’s so easy to wear and I think I’ll probably end up buying another colour too.

smock dress summer outfit fedora


Handing in My Final Assignment

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

I’m no stranger to this vlogging business, so here’s my little vlog from when I handed in my final assignment. I thought I’d have some time to myself now I’ve finished everything for university but for some reason, I’ve still been busy! I’ll explain what I’ve been up to in my next sit-down and chat video, which should be up next week.


  • Name: Tasha Steel
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: Media Production (Video and New Media) BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Sunderland
  • Ambitions: I want to have a creative role within the media industry. I'm keeping my options open right now and just trying to get as much experience as possible.

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