Last Sunday, I was at the O2 Arena in Greenwich for the Atif Aslam show. He is a very popular artist in the Sub-Continent. This arena often hosts concerts and events for artists from all over the world. This was one of the best concerts I have been to in my life. It started off slow but then the crowd was going wild, out of their seats and dancing during the second half. It was quite an experience with the lighting and the songs. He was very interactive with the crowd which was awesome. I have added a video and photos for those who don’t know him.
This is currently a favorite by Atif Aslam, its called Ehsaas.
For the prospective students, the making of the Destination Brunel happened yesterday. This is a guide to the prospective students consisting of pre-arrival information and also a snippet from existing students about their time at Brunel or in London. A group of us went around to certain parts of the campus with a photographer to take photos for the new. It was fun no doubt, at times funny. I met some new people and also some old ones and we had a laugh over the photos we were taking. I was glad I did it but normally I don’t do these activities but since it’s nearing the end of my time at Brunel I am trying to contribute as much as I can. I had a conversation with Filiz who is the Manager at Brunel International that the course should be longer as this place really grows on you and you don’t feel like leaving the student life at Brunel.
EXAMS are just around the corner and it is that time of the year where all you can see is, people going from the library to the coffee shop and back to the library again. I am also one of them and the atmosphere in the library generally does help to focus. It’s been 5 years since I gave my last exam during my undergraduate days but there are several other people in the same boat as you. I have a class mate that I generally talk to about revising or any doubts I may have, she’s a really good friend but also my study buddy. We end up motivating each other during tough times especially through the grey weather in the UK. But in addition, I have found seminars that help in dealing with exam stress. However, whenever I tend to study, I somehow end up with searching for part time and full time jobs, because I would really like to stay in the UK and to gain some work experience after I graduate.
Job search in the UK has been tough especially after the Post Study Work Visa being cancelled due to the rise in unemployment from 2011. This just means that I have to find a company who would sponsor my visa. This has been challenging but however I have just been adamant at it and just kept trying. In terms of part time jobs, Brunel’s Job Shop has been useful in terms of searching and applying for jobs. I found a job as a Brunel International Student Helper which is basically about helping out with events for Brunel International and the pay rate is also decent. But most importantly, it feels like your giving back to the University after all that it’s given you.
Anyways, till next time…