I have never thought I would be blogging about us… I do remember the very day when we meet each other on our first semester of our MSc programme.. That day I have never thought 💭 that we r going to be the best pal.. See the pic above u can see our bond via our smile..
Yes it’s going to be a year of friendship this January… Actually We came from the different background, different culture but in this lonely planet so and so differences doesn’t matter among us.. awww when I first meet her I found her quite friendly and helpful that might be the generous reason why I felt much comfortable with her and share all my dark part.. wow it is really amazing .. I am glad that I got Best pal who always broaden my horizon , supports me listen to all my words and most importantly she had a faith on me.. Sometimes my dear friend SU is not only my best pal she is my 👩⚕️, consultant and chef too.. yes friendship is the very pure relationship that uplift you , keep away from depressive episodes and obviously gives u another reason to smile 😊…At some point I just felt like I know her from ages..
I have never thought I would get Best pal here at GCU .. I think having international Best pal is the another achievement that I got from GCU.. our friendship rocks
I do remember the day when I got to know we have to write reflective blogs and it is going to be graded as well I felt very 😬 nervous…. As I have written my feelings about blogging before that I did not like the idea about writing blogs along with grading 🤔..
But now after completion of 12 weeks I must say all my negative perception about blogging just evaporated up in the sky.. Now I am much confident enough to reflect myself.. I kinda felt like being addictive towards it because during this period of time I start to develop habit of reflecting myself. It has become my best pal because it passes me the sense of achievement and point out my weakness too.. surprisingly obviously Human nature we all have being reflecting other people , friends or patients at works in different way since we become an adult ..I think we are champ for doing so isn’t it.. I don’t think most of us take a step to reflect ourself ( honestly I haven’t done that before).
But now because of the Skills module I got chance to develop habit of reflecting self.. It plays a beautiful role in my life. I am hoping to reflect on myself every time..I do believe you can see my blogging now and then..
Today it’s going to be the last day of this semester ( for teaching).Actually time flies… During the starting phase of these semester the just felt quite stressful, anxious 😟 when I see my timetable for the semester.. I was In dilemma that how I am going to overcome this semester.. As there is a saying time is antibiotic (heheheh) and yes definitely our teachers are the inspiration too.. I do rem the word of our teacher we can do it just “Put your one foot In front of other “..
Thinking back now I realise despite of being so packed I had achieved loads of skills in one hand and in other hand I have learned various new skills in terms of providing health care among diabetic patients.. The best thing what I felt is despite of packed timetables and ongoing examination during study period too because of this busy schedule I learned how to manage time and boost up my confidence level too.. However I do have 2 more exams to go.. Hope I will be fine .. Just fighting 😍
we had our last PDP session on 29th November.. That day it was bit different coz our Module leader Francis have had made the environment a bit different by treating us with cakes 🍰, Scottish short bread , chocolates and juice. It was like a combo package for us as in one hand we got chance to meet people from other MSc course and in other hand we can treat ourselves in a group..
As we began our session by again following the same technique as before (I mean PDP 1) by counting 1,2,3 and 4.. This time I got chance to be with different intelligent mind.. Indeed during this session as advised by our teacher we have to address the point about what we gain from the PDP Session 1.. Again yes it was a bit more of reflection too.. As I was not much prepared for this session I felt bit anxious too.. But those feeling doesn’t let me down because I was thinking that it going to be quite productive.We started again with bit of our introduction , uni life examination , and many more.. our teacher Francis too she visit every group in the class room and inspire us by adding some wonderful thoughts too …
We thereby discuss how confidence is imperative for our personal development.. How we can improve our confidence and so on.. In this point we all have different views and yes some of my group mates are quite confident and had done pretty well building up the confidence level.. All of us agree that being confidence is necessary wherever we go.. We too further stated that our confidence level being much improved since our PDP1 in terms of time management, speaking with new faces and sharing our views openly… Yes I can state that my confidence level is boosting up these days too compare to the time when I start this semester. I used to felt quite stressful before talking in front of groups but at this moment I can express my viewpoint without any hesitation.. Thus we all have developed one of the common good attributes… Wow directly or indirectly we have become the beneficiary for this module despite of not liking this module when we start to enrol.
Also ,During this session we too hit the discussion in terms of self respect and respecting others.. Actually during that time we all were quite curious to know where do we stand as we all were from the different cultural background.. However we all open up and speak about the respect and dignity.. Respecting not only means talking politely or greeting .. It means passing the sense to the other people that they are worth, not being judgemental in regard with their activities, letting to be them and etc…I realise despite being nurtured in different background we uphold the same feeling .. As one of my group mates indicates “judging book by its cover”. All of us agree that we shouldn’t be judgemental it’s means we are respecting what they are… And it doesn’t matter if they were not same as us.. In this discussion we too come up with the moto that respect and dignity is quite necessary to be a good global citizen.
And the end of the discussion we too share our feelings in terms of SKILLS module… As we were already approaching the last week for this semester.. surprising we hold the same feeling for this module when we start and reflecting back to this we all agree that this module plays a significant role for our personal development because it comes with all the package of transferable skills such as time management, motivation, prioritising, team work etc..
So far I could not deny the fact that I am the benefitted pretty much from this module..
Few days back we finally done with our presentation and yes it was the last presentation of this semester as well…
Look at the snap all of us seems quite happy but the journey was not that easier.. I think 🤔 we all might felt much easier with individual presentation rather than the group one.. It might because not only person is responsible for the task in group it is divided Work ( Love to say team Work) but every one we got own own way of tackling stuffs..
However, though it takes time for us to settle with our ideas and generating those ideas as a combo pack .. We really found each other productive in different way where one of us demonstrate a good leadership, other represent as a good idea 💡 generator, or good researcher. And yes obliviously we work quite good as a team.. Despite some of the hassle where at point I thought we loose hope too..
From this group Work I learn too be patience, to work collaboratively, listen effectively and response effectively… However I added up more wings because I am the beneficiary from the skills module…
I don’t know how can I express my emotion at this moment….. Does times flies ??? Oops 🙊 I just felt I had started this semester 2/3 days back but in fact we are already coming closer to week 12.And it is packed with so many assessment in upcoming weeks..
I just felt that I’m under so much pressure with Online test , RMDA and OSCE test for another module.. I am thinking 🤔 I wish I could stop the time here and do all the required stuffs .. hahahahah pretty silly thoughts isn’t it..
At this very moment I am remember my mom words “start everything on time so you don’t have to stressed out at the end of the day “.. Also our Teacher Francis says guys time management is crucial …At some point I felt it as a mantra… We can definitely overcome it isn’t it.. Whilst Now I am thinking I shouldn’t have neglected such things, I could have stick to my plan .. But sometime as a defence mechanisms I would like to blame weather too ( that’s makes me to love my bed😛)…
However I shouldn’t blame weather neither time but now despite of short period for those exams I am thinking not to let me down.. I can give my best.. Also I think this feeling is quite good coz it trigger myself to prepare for my January exam on time via scheduling my task… Hope I will do well in upcoming exam.. wish me luck 😍
I am not sure if somebody have ever think about it or not .. however Perception strikes us everyday in different ways sometimes we perceive on self and sometime perception is much more focussed on addressing other without knowing them ( as one of my friend says judging book 📖 by its cover)..
Fair enough life always brought of two parts where we perceive positively and on other hand we perceive negatively.. But sometimes negative perception outweigh the positivity…
Today I had a good discussion about it with my friend.. at some point we are on the same condition in terms of our study 📖.. at the beginning of the very first semester ,first thing we perceive is that we are studying at English learning environment and English is not our first language..These all feeling catch us despite being studied in English language for so long.. we thought 💭 How is it possible for us to cope with it!! We too beleive that how is it possible to cope with the different education system compare to back 🏠 …Also without knowing ourselves we just perceive we are not good at studying at this environment because it is totally new.. And also we believe on other capabilities without knowing them and just slap our decision as them to be perfect. Don’t u think this negativity has frowned us down and makes our time management poor.. But I then ask her how she overcome that negative perception then her answer was believe on yourself.. And my answer was being confidence enough , thinking positively and approaching on time.. Because sometime we being a international student 👩🏻🎓👨🎓 we felt difficulties in approaching our teachers 👩🏫👨🏫… I think at that point I might have been quite judgemental of our teachers and colleague too… After some phase of time I realise our teachers are truest inspiring , helpful and kind.. Thereby I changed my perception..Therefore, Lets remember GCU has broader impacts on helping students via different approach ..
Today I am proud of myself , I always think 🤔 positively these days , and yes obviously sometimes even people around you might perceive you in different way … But I don’t think it’s the much worrying thing because perception hits our thinking down isn’t it ( laugh).. Be positive life is beautiful❤️❤️ !!! I could say positivity and confidence is my key to success .. I couldn’t have being much confident if I haven’t got chance to expose withSKILLS ….In future I believe that thinking. Positively is going to help me with my further development in terms of learning ….
whoohoo it was my very first exposure to podiatry department at Queens Elizabeth hospital.. This semester we are carrying one module which is the only module based on practicals.. And I totally like practicals because we can put our theory into practice as we learn.. I was quite excited that day coz after all the hard study and practical (assessing colleague feet’s) that day was the pure exploration to the patients..
However , again being a first time at the different environment it made me bit more 😟 anxious.. However, as advised we were inducted about the instruments required for the foot examination.. I got chance to take history of two of the patients and examine them as well.. wow the time I started to speak up with patients I found them quite friendly , they open up their problems easily.. And that build up my confidence level.
ter that I started to go with the foot assessment , and then I realise how important the foot assessment is ? I understand the importance of skills that needed to address the issues and safe their foot as well to reduce the rate of amputation.. specially among diabetic patients they are much vulnerable to foot complication because they have poor blood flow due to high blood pressure and many more.. Furthermore even a small exposure at Queens Elizabeth hospitals it give me the sense that I had choose a right track to study 📖 for.. I hope I will learn much more in upcoming days and develop more skills .. I am being much more focused to work as a diabetic specialist nurse now….
I know must of us felt pretty disastrous when it comes in case of blogging🤔🤔… Some of the saying are: I am not good at blogging , what should we blog, what is the point of blogging , I am a doctor 👩⚕️ 👨⚕️ why should I have to blog as it is no use, ohh its frustrating when we have got some important stuffs to do with our course related modules and we have to blog bla bla bla… This all Phrase hit us and we express in different way when it comes in case of blogging and the magic number 20 (number of blogging)annoys most of us as well..
Fair enough I think must of us not even gave a damn towards blogging coz we have consolidated ourself at some point saying we couldn’t find a topic to write despite of facing different problems related to University, our goals , and 🙄obviously life as a student.. Poor us our negative perception towards blogging hits us down in this case..
However , till week 10 we couldn’t express our difficulties about blogging to our beloved teacher 👩🏫 Francis .. It is because we felt bit shy or stressed 😩 to state our problem. However at in one hand we have 2 lectures regarding it as well. But still we were facing it bit hard..Indeed we managed to express a bit late but it worth for us.. Omg when our teacher explained us it not just blogging , it about our reflection on self !! It all about sharing experiences via blogging .. it is all about our improvement and setting life goals.. Wow that was the good trigger for us actually … And the fact our teach expressed was much realistic coz we as a human can reflect on others but when the arrow of reflection turns around us it make us miserable.. very true but inspiring word .. I think that word convinced me much more and hope it act as a catalyst to my colleague as well.. .. Personally, I realise yes we are experiencing lots of issues every day for example even when we buy coffee ☕️ at uni campus we lose our money sometime .. so it might be a topic as well isn’t it , working in a group , managing time and many more… silly 😛 me heheheh.. All those could be a good topic for reflective blogging .. Andthe topics are hovering around us but still we are searching it.. it seems like searching your ring in the light 💡 though you miss it somewhere else..
So , a bit of discussion and suggestions came from our teacher act as a catalyst.. I think 🤔 I will be keep on blogging even after hitting the set magic number 20…😉📖 lets flourish our blogging guys…
I do believe everyday comes up with package of new exposure..As I have been a student 👩🏻🎓 of GCU since 2015. After completion of my Undergraduate in nursing I stared to volunteer at hospital and thereafter I got the position as a nurse in-charge .. however as some point seeing the ongoing changes on health status of the people I realise I have to upgrade myself …
m>😮 believe me this course is not a easy going task as the one what I pursue before.. Modules are quite packed with information and when I realise most of my friend as a doctor 👩⚕️ I felt quite stressed as well. However day by day I started to develop good relationships with my colleagues.. I too found them in the same boat.. However , looking back to till now I found everyone inspire each other in different way……Thereafter I started to approach my pals , see life become much easier than before.. I am now much confident with my course module though sometime coursework shattered me a bit but you won’t believe I have got pal who always tells me have faith on you see you have done well.. Those magic words really push me up.. And my dreams are flying up..That might be the reason why GCU address common good attributes.. This degree not only expose me with different topic but have changed my perception too in terms of being confidence , developing skills and obviously to be great part of a bunch as well..Now we are approaching towards the end of the semester hope everything will works and our dedication will worth..good luck😉guys ..