December 9, 2015, by Jennifer Scott


Amidst dissertation work, essay writing and everything else that characterises final year of uni, I’m helping out with this year’s English Showcase. Extra responsibility in my busiest year? I know. But it’s actually helping with my sanity a bit, since I’m forced to interact with others instead of spending the whole day talking to books in Hallward…

The Showcase is an academic conference for English students and I’m really excited to be a part of it. In my final year of essay stress, it’s nice to know that the work us students pour our time into is appreciated.

We’re only a few weeks into organising the Showcase and I’ve learnt a lot already. Finding a guest speaker that suits the conference, hunting for a hashtag that makes sense and isn’t already being used, and getting word out that we’re accepting student submissions hasn’t been the easiest, but the rewarding experience of seeing it come together bit by bit makes it worth it. Knowing our hashtag is appreciated is also a mega bonus!

Also, let’s take a moment to address lecture shout outs. Definitely one of my least favourite things to do, but I did it and it wasn’t too bad. I’m not about to jump up and offer to give a full lecture quite yet, but I’m glad I had the experience!

With all the planning and hard work that’s going in to the event, I’m really excited to see the final result. Keep an eye out around February and I’ll let you know how it goes.

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