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Jessica's Blog: The Last Two Weeks

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It’s been a fair few weeks since I last came into the office, due to all my college deadlines falling within the same few days. Sadly, with my exams all falling soon, my posts will be less frequent also. One of the most exciting things happening for me at the current time is preparation for university, where I have accepted an unconditional offer to study British Politics and Legislative Studies at the University of Hull- a course with a year working within Parliament. To be able to work within Parliament, for any period of time, is surreal and to have the chance to spend a year working there is something I am eagerly anticipating. The course gives the students a choice of who they wish to be with, from those who are interested, which includes backbench MPs, Cabinet Ministers, Shadow Cabinet Ministers and even members of the House of Lords. For me, this year will be 2020 which will make the time even more intriguing as this will also be the next General Election. This is something that I would not have achieved without the skills and experiences that I’ve gained from my time in Nic’s office so far.

Despite A-Level results not mattering to the university, when you have an unconditional offer, it is extremely important that you still do the best that you can. A-Level results are something that will stay with you for life! It is with this in mind, that I am resitting some exams from my first year of college alongside spending my free time revising.

I’ve also been carrying out a wide range of political reading, both to further my knowledge and to prepare myself for university. The books I’ve been reading have given me insight into many political theories and the realities and impacts politics has on the world- with some giving me insight into subjects I was very unaware of. For example I am currently reading about geopolitics- which is the effect of geography on politics. There are very interesting areas, which will also give me more knowledge that I could use within my A-Level exams. Inspired by studying an extended project, I’ve also been carrying out in detail research into areas that I haven’t considered before.

I’ve also been planning my next trip to Parliament, where I’m aiming to go shortly after my exams are completed! What a great way to end such a stressful period of time.

 

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