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Student Diary: A 32-year-old Special Effects Make-up student from London

Age: 32

Course: FdA Special Effects Make-up Artistry

From: London


9am: I get my son up and make breakfast. My first lesson sometimes clashes with the school run, but I listen in on teams as I drive. When I’m home, I make set up my laptop, print handouts and open my notepad for anything I’ve jotted down since last session, mainly questions. I grab a cuppa tea.

11am: After classes, I start on the set tasks that have been asked to complete. I speak to uni friends about the modules, and my tutors if I have any questions. I don’t always have time for lunch as I’m trying to complete work before school pick up.

2pm:  I try run errands or fit in appointments before picking up my little one from school. We head to the park for some fresh air. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed trying to balance parenting and uni work load.

8pm: I’m tired. After dinner it’s straight into the bedtime routine. If I’m stressed I try relax with a bath or by getting an early night.

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