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Reflecting: a student diary

Nicolle is currently in the second year of the FdA Learning and Education, and is one of The Learning Institute's Student Ambassadors.  She has been writing about her experiences on the foundation degree.

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  • 22/04/21

    Mini-Research Project and future thoughts

    It has now been just over a year since my first blog post for The Learning Institute and I thought now would be a good time to stop and reflect.
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  • 20/01/21

    20th January 2021

    Three months have flown by since I last wrote detailing the process of readjusting after the summer break. What shocks me most as I consider those 3 months is that I am on my fourth module of this academic year and that this is module four of six!
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  • 23/11/20

    23rd November 2020

    A year ago, we had our first student conference. To say walking into the lobby of that hotel was terrifying would be a huge understatement.
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  • 10/10/20

    A new academic year

    The start of a new academic year, as I reflected on last year I felt a sense of excitement- some semblance of normal was coming.
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  • 28/08/20

    A different type of summer and a new term

    As my extended summer break ends, I have been asked to reflect on the last couple of months and how I’m preparing to return to the new semblance of normal.
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  • 29/06/20

    Reflecting on my first year

    Rewind 12 months, I sit in my living room, I have sent off my UCAS application to study a Foundation Degree in Learning and Education. “Am I really doing the right thing?” I ask my husband.
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  • 30/05/20

    30th May 2020

    Back to school (for some), and an interview!
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  • 17/05/20

    17th May 2020

    "Is it still writer’s block when you have no idea what to write but can attribute it to a specific distraction?"
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  • 05/05/20

    5th May 2020

    Coughs, crafts and completed assignments
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  • 28/04/20

    28th April 2020

    "I’ve definitely altered my practice as home-school teacher this week, lots more time for discussions and a lot more opportunities to creatively express ourselves."
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  • 21/04/20

    21st April 2020

    Home schooling highlights and the start of a new module
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  • 14/04/20

    14th April 2020

    As we are now past the Easter bank holiday weekend and are entering our fourth week of “lockdown” in response to the Covid-19 outbreak I thought now was a good time to reflect on what I have done over these past few weeks.
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