i enroled at uni today.
i was a little angry, as at my interview they advised there'd be no charges, only for them today to slap a £104 registration fee on me. it's only a small charge for the year, so i'm not complaining. i have 6 weeks to pay it, which is easily managable. the point is, i really think they should let people know of these things. i even ASKED, & they said there were no charges. £100 isn't much, but if i was on benefits or something, or had no income.. it could have been a problem. hopefully it didn't happen to many people that way.
so yes! i'm officially a student. again. third time lucky. i know i'll stick at it this time. i have to, to be fair... if i drop it's £1,300 i owe to bolton university.
the picture on my card is DREADFUL. i only got home from work around 6am this morning, & managed to get three hours sleep before getting set & going out to enrole. so i look very tired, & also very grumpy, as they always tell you not to smile or anything. i'll cope! :)
i have my induction day on tuesday, when we get dragged around the library, shown things we could probably figure out alone from common sence... etc. i'm excited that i'm going to be doing more art & feeling it's working towards something. i'm also a little nervous. i hope there's good people on my course. to be honest, i doubt i'll have a problem, i tend to find someone to listen to.
getting a drink after induction with dean, i hope. also seeing him on the thursday night for the 'live band night'. his band is playing, so i figured i'd go. also wouldn't mind going to 'quiz night' the following thursday. but that's about all i'm going to bother with as far as freshers events go. consider me a misery, but 'skool disco' doesn't appeal to me... especially when they can't even spell it correctly. i really fancied going to the masquerade ball, but it's on the saturday that three people at work have booked off already. gutted, because i'd LOVE to go to a masquerade ball.
talking about booked nights off, i need to book october 25th off, for mikey's birthday, & 7th, for either dananananakroyd at newtrof, or going to sheffield to watch james play at a club night. it's a pain, because i had to miss dana last time they played, for being too poor, so i really want to go. but i know that if i chose that & don't go to see james play, he'll get secretly angry. maybe even publically angry, if i'm lucky.
made £15 in tips over the last two days... then spent a tenner on an overpriced taxi today. it shouldn't have cost so much. getting stuck in traffic didn't help the cause either.
so tired. barely slept since yesterday morning..