What is going on…

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So how are my grades looking so far? Not good actually. The group presentation came back as 52 and all but one person in our group thought that was a crap grade. My acute care grade came back as 40!! That same person above went and failed! I’m barely going to get a 2:2 this year at this rate.

I’ve worked out I need 65+ on all assignments in 3rd year for even a 2:2.

Is anyone else struggling with university or has anyone struggled

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Assignments

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This post was originally going to be about just the one unit and how I’ve finally done with the essay but I can now happily announce that I have completed ALL my assignments for ALL units!!!

Engaging with Service Improvement – 10% similarity
Evidence Based Project Plan – 2% similarity
Evidence Based Lit Review – 8% similarity

The marks back on other essays are due around 4th November, though the poster presentation as already been marked, so could be back anytime now.

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Degree update

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The mad rush of essays and exams have started.

Engaging Service Improvement poster presentation: 16th October 2019
Engaging Service Improvement essay: 21st October 2019
Evidence Based Practice project plan: 4th November 2019
Evidence Based Practice lit review: 4th November 2019
Evidence Based Practice exam: 7th November 2019
Long Term Conditions exam: 14th November 2019
Drugs exam: 14th November 2019

I am not even thinking about exams till, after 21st October, I honestly feel I will be ok with them, it is my assignment due in on 21st that is currently killing me! At first I thought the assignment was easy but now I’m struggling to understand it. I have finally gotten an appointment with learning support as I struggle with evaluate/analyse etc , Been trying to see them for ages but nothing, have to email them direct, then they compain about the time before the deadline. Doesn’t seem right as some in my cohort appear to get appointments whenever they want and see them for EVERYTHING!!

I’ve had two essay results back so far both pretty poor marks 49 + 55. I need to really improve with the rest of the year. If I can get a decent poster/presentation mark then I should pass the module as I feel my assignment mark will be a fail.

Trying to find out if 2nd year is worth 50% or only 30%. I do hope it’s 30%

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Update on university life so far

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Year 1 marks

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As you can see my marks are average. PCP was a load of crap 🙁 The units that are PASS are only pass or fail. Annoying as the pass exam I got 100% and only needed 80% to pass. I am a solid 2:2 student so far. I’d like 2:1 but I don’t really have the motivation for it and don’t necessarily need a classification to go on to further study for nursing, some do ask for 2:1/2:2 some just ask you to be a register nurse.

Year 2 marks

So far I have only gotten one mark back 49%, I have another due back next week. The first half of this academic year has been mostly placements and lessons. The exams, coursework and OSCE are all in October/November.

I did, however, have a practice drug calculation test and got 100% only need 90% I think this year. What I am really stressing over is the OSCE, last year I failed the first attempt. This year it sounds better as we have 5 stations at 12 mins each and need to only gain 20 out of 40 marks with nothing compulsory like last year.

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I am currently on my third placement, a short 3 weeks on a surgical ward (digestive diseases). I don’t know why but I get nervous every second I’m on the ward, mainly thinking that I need to know everything which I don’t. Three weeks should fly by though.

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That time I start thinking I have MH issues

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I’ve always thought I’d had things going on in my head, I just was good as suppressing them. I’d have down days, feel depressed, not want to leave the house or do anything days.

I think it has started to come to ahead this year. During my first placement in ED in March/April I was doing only the things I HAD to do. I was cancelling bank shifts left right & centre. The bank team at the hospital didn’t like this so I was let go, thankfully I have other employment but that isn’t any better.

In June I stopped going to uni, I just wanted to be in my ‘happy place’ the gym. I would, however, carry on with my assignments and eventually start my second placement but did little else. The placement went well and I was waiting to start my HCA bank job at the new trust.

Placement ended on the 26th July and I eventually got onto the bank the following week. As I did an induction in June my official start date is June. Since finishing my second placement I have only worked two shifts despite having been booked on my many more. I’d leave the house in the morning, get almost there, then cancel the shifts. I was just going round in circles.

The thing is I can’t afford NOT to be working.

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I had a great opportunity to work loads throughout August but worked three shifts in total!

Things really came to a head about a week ago, I didn’t know what I wanted to do or if I wanted to keep going, this is still being sorted out and the person involved is really a nasty person.

Thankfully I have a lovely support network at home, and I will get through this. I have pushed everything away for so long I can continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

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Body scan results

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On Monday I went to my very first CrossFit class but first I had my body scan done.

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According to the scan, I am 89.4 kg (197 lb) with a body fat of 36.7%!!!! That is what one of my 2 scales at home says but still WTF. Even if it isn’t accurate at least it’s a number to improve on. Maybe my original weight of 203 lb was also wrong. I know I have lost weight so who really knows.

Measurements

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Calories

The results have me at a 6kg loss by 6th November. MY BMR was calculated as 1600 with my TDEE as 2241 and calorie in goal as 1700. My Fitbit has my average TDEE as 2249 and MFP had my calorie goal as 1730. So all inline with each other.

Next scan

I have another scan in 3 months, then I aim to have 1 every year for the next few years until I get to goal.

Has anyone else ever had a 3d scan?

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