Happy New Year everyone – I can’t believe it’s already 2012! It seems like I only just received my offer from MBS and came to Manchester a couple of weeks ago.
December was really busy so I had to do lots of things among others the essay for Microeconomics. The hardest thing for me was to get started but after days of research, rewriting and shortening the essay several times I finally uploaded it on Blackboard (our virtual learning environment) in time and hope I get a good mark because I put lots of effort in writing the essay. This piece of work counts for 40% of our final mark in Microeconomics and at the end of January we will take a one-hour multiple choice exam for this class. The exam period starts on 16th January with Financial Accounting and the other four exams will take place in the following two weeks.
The second semester starts two days after my last exam on 27th and I really envy my friends in Germany because they have 4-6 weeks off between semester one and two!
In my last blog I was still unsure about my module choices for semester two but in the end I picked Modern Corporation, Financial Decision Making and Macroeconomics and the compulsory courses for semester two are Quantitative Methods for Business and Management II, Fundamentals of Management Accounting, Business and Management Skills and Law in a Management Context.
The MBS Event at the Hard Rock Café was really really good. I went with a course mate and we had lots of fun, enjoyed free food and some drinks and got to talk to some of our lecturers. Of course we also took the chance to get our picture taken with our favorite Microeconomics lecturer ‘Reza’.
A friend of mine also celebrated her birthday and we went to go bowling, played laser tag and went clubbing afterwards. Laser tag was so much fun – I will definitely do it again.
December was so packed that I barely had time to get everything done and before I could think about it, I was already sitting in a plane towards Hamburg.
I really like Christmastime with all the decorations, cookies and little gatherings. Unlike people in the UK our main Christmas holiday is the 24th where we had Christmas dinner and exchanged presents.
I had some catching up to do with friends and so I didn’t get as much studying done as planned (I even brought two of my books) but since I fly back to Manchester on 9th I still have enough time before the first exam.
My cousin from Spain was at my house for a couple of days and she laughed about my accent which is becoming slightly British (she’s half English) – before I came to England I always laughed about her British accent since I was only used to the American one.
I have to pack my suitcase now!