Hello world! Well, hello NUI Galway anyway! My name is Aoife Burke, I am a third year English and Journalism student at NUI Galway currently serving a placement at Flirt FM. I am not sure yet where I will be on placement after Christmas, it could be a newspaper or maybe another radio station.
I have just finished my third day of placement and I have learned loads. My editing skills are still a little sketchy and I tend to get into a kerfuffle with the computer from time to time, but we are all here to learn. One thing I learnt this week was that reading the news in a facemask is not a good idea!
I am in my late 30s and I can honestly say I wouldn’t have been able for this at 21. So, if you are 21 and reading this, trust me, you guys are doing great! I have gotten pretty good at packing my stuff neatly and I have even started bringing in my own lunch. Better late than never! I also have a weekend job working as a care assistant which I adore, so I am really busy at the moment.
It’s a relief I don’t have exams this year, however I do miss English essays (honestly, I love writing them) and there is a niggling worry at the back of my mind that I will have forgotten the P.E.A.R method etc. by the time I get to final year. Finger’s crossed for me I don’t!
Anyway, that’s all my news. Until next time – Aoife