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Well, its been 6 months since my last blog update. I apologise for that.

So what have my dedicated readers missed over the last six months of my life? To be honest, not a huge amount.

I’m now playing Halo: Reach, F1 2010 and Bioshock 2. Rather then Halo 3 and Dirt2. Oh how times have moved on…

… Well they have a bit. I’m now at Portsmouth Uni studying Media Studies and Entertainment technology. When I last wrote here I was probably applying for student finance, now I’m finally updating I am currently waiting for student finance to give me the money they said I could have.

Oh SFE is a beautiful story. To begin with there was an issue with my schedule which they fixed. Then there was a processing issue but it was worth speaking to my university. The university said Student Finance hadn’t sent them a file. Student finance advised that there was a processing issue. Apparently now however the issue is actually technically caused by myself and the open university and a conflict being caused on their system. I won’t go into specifics, but the important issue is I’m now on Week 6 of University and I’m still waiting for my finance.

Speaking of University I’m not sure how I’m feeling, not in a bad way I suppose. I’ve met some incredible people like the Softball Team. I’ve been nicknamed ‘Ditto’ by the president – Todler – due to me replying to him and one of the other guys with the exact same text message – in my defence, they both sent me the ‘same’ message.

Softball is pretty much my entire social aspect of University life which is fine by me, they are all awesome, welcoming people and its always a pleasure hanging out with them. I hadn’t played Softball since leaving senior school and that’s 9 years ago. However I may as well have never played it there as I am a total beginner. But that doesn’t matter.

It is incredibly hard to meet people though outside of these ‘social’ things. The lectures are too big to really forge any close personal relationships with anyone and you rarely see the same faces in Semiars. Although I’m getting there with some people slowly.

There’s a huge amount of work to do though, more than I’m definitely used to. Well, pause there. Is it more than I am used to or is it that it’s been so long since i’ve had to do any thing like this that I am just out of practice?

I’ve got two write an essay on a subject of my own choice for Introduction to Media Research. I’m hoping to discuss whether Freedom of Speech and Protection of Privacy can actually co-exist in the press using Max Mosley as an example.

I’m having to do a semiotic analysis of a picture for Theorising Mass Media, I’ve found a brilliant Tom Ford picture so that’s on the up.

For Creative Processes I’ve got three mountains to climb i have to do a Interpretive Self Portrait, I have to create a picture that produces a message using processes I’ve not attempted before and i then have to create a thirty minute film detailing all the creative processes that have gone into generating the work. You can view my ideas and inspiration here : http://lukaskhan.posterous.com

There’s other stuff as well, but I don’t want to bore you with all that.

Well that’s the last six weeks in a nutshell. Because of this I have had to reduce my work hours down to sixteen hours a week. Which is actually making me feel happier as a person as that place breeds a hatred of people into you. Not intentionally, I feel it’s just that it feels like you speak to some of the idiots of the country. Although I’m in a ‘slightly’ different role now so hopefully things will improve. A little bit.

I am though in a new team and I really am unsure how to feel about being in a new team. I’m not sure how well received I am by the percentage. I know I get on well with a few people but I know that if I was working full time I definitely would have asked to go back to my old team.

Well I am all blogged out for the time being… I have a lecture I have to attend. A Film screening of an unknown film that i have to write a review about in the style of The Guardian and Total Film… Fun times.

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