The Brookes boy

first_imgI    study publishing here, which is quite a mixed, skills-based course. I applied to this after Eton; it’s a strong basis for going into marketing or advertising. Our workload involves about thirteen to fourteen hours of lectures and seminars a week, which are very interactive and geared towards group-based work. Other than lectures, we have about three personal reports as well as two presentations to do a term. Most people here work very hard; certainly most people I know here are very, very motivated. The publishing course at Brookes is very well respected, and the business school is also very, very popular. Most people I’ve talked to in the city reckon that Brookes is one of the best new universities, and I’ve met a lot of alumni who have all got very successful jobs. I don’t think that Brookes is marketed more towards upper-middle class students: I’d say 60% of our student population haven’t paid for their education. Brookes does have a reputation for Sloanes and husband shopping, but it’s a reputation that I think is ill-deserved, assumed through most people coming up and seeing people with blonde hair. True, there are quite a number of them to see, but I’d say last time I was up in Newcastle that kind of population was a lot more dense.We’re big drinkers as much as any other university. There are quite a lot of large nights out – we go out to clubs three or four times a week, Brookes’ favourites being Escape, The Bridge and Clementines. I’ve heard a couple of wild drunken stories about breaking into Oxford colleges, although for the record it wasn’t me! But let me just say that four or five of the colleges have walls that are very easy to scale. As to which ones, I couldn’t possibly comment. You can sense a different vibe between Brookes and Oxford nights. Brookes students seem more enthusiastic and chatty. This could be because the people there have more things in common and possibly less to prove, but admittedly that’s merely speculation. Do Oxford students have superiority issues? I think that’s something you have to judge on an individual basis. I don’t think you can ever make a generalisation about Oxford students – certainly my friends at Oxford aren’t like that at all. Concerning how we feel about them, there are absolutely no hard feelings whatsoever; everyone I know at Brookes has at least two friends at Oxford anyway. To us, Oxford University is just the place down the road. I think there is actually a lot more animosity from Oxford towards Brookes students than the other way around. To be honest, most people have chosen to go here as their first choice, so have no hard feelings about anything. We’re supposed to be the fittest university in Britain. From personal experience I’d say that’s true, although the types are actually a lot more varied than just the blonde hair and short skirts. Well, a lot of people I know, to be fair, have blonde hair and wear short skirts. Indeed, that’s the stereotype that may be applied to Brookes girls, accompanied by signet-ring wearing, shirt-and-jean wearing, long-haired boys. Degree of superficiality? I’d say no more than any other university. It’s very much a case of “you can’t judge a book by its cover”. People are generally very quick to judge short skirts and bleached blonde hair, but I think there’s a lot more to the look then that. I mean, maybe you’ll have this girl who will wake up tomorrow and think “I’d like to dye my hair blonde” – I don’t know, I don’t know why I’d dye my hair blonde. But I think to take a look at that phenomenon and think they’re all clones would be a gross underestimation.ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005last_img read more

Kyrgios withdraws from US Open over virus fears

first_img“Dear Tennis, I will not be playing this year at the US Open. It hurts me at my core,” Kyrgios said in a video posted on Twitter.“But I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives, for all of you.”The opinionated Kyrgios, ranked just 40 but a major drawcard, last month blasted the ATP as “selfish” for pressing ahead with plans for the US Open, which is scheduled to start in New York on August 31.He has since waged a running battle on social media with some of the top names in the game who played at Novak Djokovic’s recent ill-fated Adria Tour tennis exhibition, blasting their “stupidity” and risky behaviour. His decision follows fellow Australian and world number one Ashleigh Barty last week withdrawing from the Grand Slam in New York, citing “significant risks” from the coronavirus pandemic. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’The Best Cars Of All Time7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining Means10 Most Praised Historical MoviesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Read Also: Iheanacho faces Leicester exit as Foxes hunt for suitorsDjokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive for COVID-19.The tennis season has been at a standstill since mid-March due to the virus outbreak worldwide.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Outspoken Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the US Open Sunday, saying he was giving it a miss for “the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives”.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dreams FC CEO, Kurt Okraku, to run for GFA Presidency

first_imgDreams FC CEO, Kurt Okraku, has officially stated his interest in becoming the next President of the Ghana Football Association.His intentions were spelt out in a video that was released on Monday on social media.Okraku has been linked with the GFA top job for some time now and after forming Dreams FC in 2009, his profile has increased with some believing that he has the needed skill and capability to run Ghana football.In the video, he said that he had been considering the move for some time and that, he had finally come to a decision and was thus, calling for support from the football fraternity. The date for the GFA’s Elective Congress is yet to be confirmed but September 5 is the date for the FA’s Ordinary Congress which will look at the new statutes that will run the association when new executives are eventually elected.Below is a transcription of the video:“Fellow members of the football family,After a thorough process of deliberations, discussions, engagements and consultations with various stakeholders of our industry,I have decided to put myself forward to contest the leadership of the Ghana Football Association when the election process officially opens.My conviction to contest the upcoming election has been further enforced during the period of consultations with stakeholders.It became very evident during this period that the qualities I possess were exactly what stakeholders are looking for as we look to tackle the challenges that face our industry at this particular point in time.My ultimate aim is to ensure that industry players in Ghana get their fair share of the enormous global wealth of football.That every person connected to the game reaps their rightful dues for their unending efforts and enormous investments.I will in the not too distant future share with stakeholders my elaborate blueprint on my vision for Ghana football. The vision of Creating Wealth for All in football.This Vision will primarily see us embark on a quest to build a transparent led and communication friendly FA which carries along all stakeholders to fulfil the aspirations of our beloved nation.This requires a leadership with the skillset and corporate governance mindset to drive a new image for the passion that holds this great country together.The time has come to make our football great again and we must not miss this unique opportunity of entrusting the forward march of our football in competent and efficient hands.My track record speaks for itself.My name is Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and I am running for the Leadership of the Ghana Football Association”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, December 21, 2015:•Julia M. Whitney, 36, Wellington was served a Summons to Appear for Maintaining a vicious dog within the city and dog at large.•Ned Applegate, 53, Wellington was served a summons to appear for maintaining a noisy dog.•Paul Greenleaf, Wellington was served a summons to appear for failure to dispose of rubbish.•5:11 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal damage to property by known suspect(s) in the 800 block E. 4th, Wellington.•5:52 p.m. Michael A. Cook, 40, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery and criminal damage to property.•6:02 p.m. Natacha L. Tidwell, 37, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery and criminal damage to property.•6:28 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 600 block E. Mill, Wellington.•7:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage of a door frame in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•9 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1200 block N. Plum, Wellington.•9:51 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute by known subject(s) in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•10:55 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 200 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect(s).•11:18 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1000 block Shadylane, Wellington by known suspect(s).last_img read more