Champion – noun

  1. a person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition.

synonyms – Winner, Succeeder

* I’m not saying here that I’ve surpassed everybody else and won a competition but, I’ve definitely surpassed my own expectations!

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Here’s me a few weeks ago, taking a break and heading home for the weekend. But always wearing my Team Hallam hat!

It’s not often that I toot my own horn or, give myself a pat on the back so, forgive me if the nature of this post seems a little big-headed but, I felt the coincidence of submitting my dissertation today, and the Daily Prompt being ‘Champion’ was too funny to ignore. I wonder if they’ve chosen this topic because of the time of year…

So really, the reason for this post is because, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m nearing the end of the my undergraduate Media degree and this means, completing my dissertation or final project. Although at times, completing my dissertation has seemed a daunting and stressful task, it’s made me see how far I’ve come academically during my time at University. It’s also been interesting, and enjoyable to complete a project on my own research topic that I’ve chosen and analysed myself, it means you can choose something you’re really interested in and completely become immersed in it.

I’ve enjoyed the dissertation research I’ve done, gotten so much from it and wanted to discuss and share it with others so much that, I ended up doing way more research and words than was needed and had to hold myself back! As a result, I really want to weed out all the theory, citations etc. and upload the full project to my blog, discussing each section at length, adding new parts and focusing on my opinions and ideas, rather than making sure I’m in the word limit and that I’m referencing properly!

So, getting back to the title and reason for this post! I’ve submitted by level 6 undergraduate dissertation project today and, as much as I’ve enjoyed the project and gotten a lot out of it, I’m glad it’s finished! I certainly feel like a champion today!

I’m now on the home straight, as it were, with only three more assignments to submit. After that, I’ll be back to blogging a lot more regularly, rather than the sporadic posts I’ve been doing since completing my Media Technologies blog posts series. I’ll be making some sort of post to summarise my undergraduate degree so, keep an eye out for that in the near future and, I’ll see you all on the other side!


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