Scarlet and Gold
Posted Apr 13, 2009
We went to the ball in our posh frocks, and got prizes. The Scarlet and Gold awards were given out last week, and the RGU:Singers got three awards; one for the founder member who did the setting up and finding choirmasters for us, one for the person who does all the organising, and one for the group as a whole, for "Best New Society". There were crystal plaques and silver cups on our table, we couldn't quite believe it.
We'd been asked to do a couple of songs at the beginning of the ceremony, while people were coming in, sitting down and getting drinks. Then when we got the award we all had to go up on the stage to receive it, so we did another piece then - off the cuff, no chance to rehearse for it, no words or music - a bit nerve racking. It all seemed to go down well though, here's hoping we get some new members out of this.
Pass and proceed to Next Stage
Posted Sep 8, 2008
That's the outcome of the letter I've just received from Uni letting me know I've passed my second year assessments and get to enter the third year of study. Previously we've be First Year or Second Year students. This letter refers to us as Degree Year students. Kind of freaky that after this year of study I could have a pukka degree
Now it's onto re-enrollment, course information sessions, timetables, new groups of friends, and all that other stuff involved with starting a new course of education. I've a feeling the work is going to be different and harder than last year, so maybe (but hopefully not too much) less time on HooToo, and more grateful for the help my Dom gives me. He got me through last year so I really appreciate all that he did.
Pass and poceed to Next Stage
Posted Sep 8, 2008
That's the outcome of the letter I've just got from Uni letting me know I've passed my second year assessments and get to enter the third year of study.
Now it's onto re-enrollment, course information sessions, timetables, new groups of friends, and all that other stuff involved with starting a new course of education. I've a feeling the work is going to be even harder than last year, so maybe (but hopefully not too much) less time on HooToo and more grateful for the help my Dom gives me. He got me through last year so I really appreciate all that he did.
We have a name!
Posted Jun 5, 2008
We are the RGU:Singers. The music group that was formed at university now has a name. We wanted to avoid anything that had "choir" or "choral" or "society" in it, which made it a bit difficult to choose a title for ourselves. We've decided on RGU:Singers. It's non-committal regarding what style of music we cover, how big or small the group gets, and saves people having to remember a formal name - we're just the RGU Singers which at the same time identifies us as one of the Robert Gordon University societies.
We've been trying all sorts of music out recently, from fancy stuff like the Ave Verum by Mozart, modern African tunes, the Mamas & the Papas. With Robert Burns' anniversary coming up next year we're also doing lots of traditional melodies so that we can put on a performace if we want.
Before the new academic year starts, there's going to be a stand at Freshers' Fair to get new students interested and to swell the numbers. We need to put together some publicity ideas for flyers and cards.
Posted Nov 2, 2007
This September I started the second year of my degree course. Unsurprisingly it's harder than last year, more challenging with a greater variety of subjects. We've been split up into smaller groups as the different courses go in separate directions to study more specialist topics, so no more travelling round the campus as one big group, I've got to remember an individual timetable. I'm also making new friends, as students from other courses join us for shared subjects, like Business groups joining us for Database Systems.
We're carrying on with the programming and have been given *another* package to learn, Eclipse this time. I only just about get used to the processes from last semester when it all changes, just like when I made the changeover from DOS to Windows packages so many years ago.
One great incentive for sticking with it is to attain another award, just like last year when I was one of about a dozen from the first year to get a cheque for achievement and improvement throughout the year. I know finance shouldn't be the motivating force to do well at things, but it does help
It is all great fun really and if I can control the programming studies, I'll have a good time.
Yvonne aka india