First Month

Martin S. Siegrist Post in Study,Tags: , , , ,
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Time to get an update ^_^

So, what happened last month?
In two words: a lot…

I moved to Tenerife and made myself home…

First the horror day. Travelling form one island to another…
3 am, at the harbour. Sleepless night on board. Arriving at 8:30am in Tenerife. One hour drive up to the north, to my new “study home”… Finally there… I fell asleep for some hours…

The first days we, my friend and I, got ready my room and some home stuff. Like the kitchen… no cooker… yet…

Meanwhile I made myself home… My room is not too small nor to big… just the right size for a student. I could fit my computers, printer and study material tightly in place and still have place to study and reading.

The house is on the countryside of La Laguna, about fifteen minutes by car. Silent but easy to reach. Most days I will go to the University’s library to study and get the books I need.

As today, all is set. We have a nice kitchen made by ourself and I feel like at home.
I still have no broadband Internet… But it works somehow… at the high-speed of 125kbs… Now I’ll officially draw the dole, I’ll be able to contract a better solution.

Attended the opening ceremony.

First monday upon my arrival the opening ceremony for Pedagogy, Psychology and Social Education was held. An interesting hour of presentations and we, the attendants, got covered with a ton of information… nearly too much to digest… Fortunately I recorded it with Rec&Player App  and took notes ^_^

Got my first University ID!

Yay! I got my first University ID! ^_^
The first time in my life I feel like a University student ^_^

Attended the first tutorials.

The first on-site tutorial where introductions…
Each tutor introduced itself and the subject he or she teaches. Except one, he never came… Not the best given example…
The enthusiastic tutors raised our spirits and explained how things work out at the UNED.
I’ll have all tutorials of the five subjects on mondays afternoon to night… 5pm to 10 pm… They are optional but recommended. I’ll attend all of them. They serve to answer doubts and to explain important matter of each topic. Some kind of short masterclasses.

Attended my first online addresses.

As an open university, most resources are available on-line.
Sadly, the first two didn’t work out well… There were still some technical issues.

We also had two chat addresses… The first… well… didn’t worked… Most of us couldn’t read the teachers texts…
The second worked. But was a text hell. It took me about an hour to clean up the transcription…

Tasks…

Each subject has up to two voluntary tasks to do. Although they are voluntary, they mark up to 1 point. Interesting to get a slightly better final mark.

I’ll publish some of my tasks here, if I can ^_^

In one subject I’ve to create a blog with podcasts. When done, I’ll link to it from here.

New friends

Obviously, attending a University, I got some new friends. Really interesting ones ^_^ Of course, we share a lot. We have a common point…

Non-university things…

In my free time I write on my stories. I hope I can make them public on short term. Unfortunately, I only write in spanish, and I won’t translate them as an intermediate term.

As for the rest of my private live, not much has changed ^_^

Until the next post…

I won’t pick a date for my next post… as to much happens.
There are always two reasons to not to update a blog or even your Facebook status… Or a lot happens or nothing… No time or nothing to write about… in my case, the first. I’m rally busy studying and attending classes. And, of course, attending social events.
The first months are always the most stressful… New home, new “school”, new people… I hope I find me some time to update this blog faster, with less time between each post.

Cya… Until the next post ^_^

Martin

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