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Old 09-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #526
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I am so pleased you were successful. Students work so hard and they deserve the results the have worked for. Congratulations Matt.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #527
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Wow that's a huge UMS shift!!! You're right, the examiner mustn't have been having a good day when they marked it!!

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #529
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Great results!

What is Matt studying at Uni?
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What is Matt studying at Uni?
English Language and considering 2 minor options in Sociology, Criminology or Sociolinguistics.

He has opted for study abroad which will take him to North Carolina (Chapel Hill Uni) for his 2nd year.
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English Language and considering 2 minor options in Sociology, Criminology or Sociolinguistics.

He has opted for study abroad which will take him to North Carolina (Chapel Hill Uni) for his 2nd year.
Superb! I wish I had the chance to study abroad at that age....
My daughter is only 12 and is looking into US universities that do zoology and basketball already, Texas A&M is looking good just now!
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #532
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:32 AM   #533
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Hi Wayne, can't believe how the mark has changed, it is almost unbelievable but Matt knew he did better so pass on our congratualations to him. Sure he is busy sorting everything out but wish he all the very best from us.

Looking to book 3 weeks next July/Aug maybe OKW not quite sure yet and waiting for better flights to maybe come out. Impressed when we saw you at the Dismeet.
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Hi Wayne, can't believe how the mark has changed, it is almost unbelievable but Matt knew he did better so pass on our congratualations to him. Sure he is busy sorting everything out but wish he all the very best from us.

Looking to book 3 weeks next July/Aug maybe OKW not quite sure yet and waiting for better flights to maybe come out. Impressed when we saw you at the Dismeet.
We are getting him ready for Uni, went out at the weekend to buy him more things incl a suitcase to transport his washing home when he visits us

Yesterday Karen put in a request for next summers holiday dates, we are planning 25th July ~ 17th Aug (possibly 18th) but offsite next year, Disney have increased prices just a little too much for me.

Matt's latest blog entry if anyone wants a read, hard for me to read as one of the strongest memories I have of my Mum is coming back from the dentist (exactly 11 years ago to the time of this post) on Sept 11th to find her in tears watching Sky News.
http://mathewgillings.wordpress.com/
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Got pics back from our Photopass. Thought I would post a few.















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Old 10-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #536
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Oh Wayne those are awesome! You can see who the hero is .... Uncle Matt

Love that last one especially!

Photopass photographers seemed to have upped their game a bit this last visit. We also got a lot more good photos and some 'different' ones from the usual run of the mill shots we usually come home with
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Oh Wayne what fantastic pictures

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Just reading your sons blog. Really made me chuckle and brought back sooo many memories (becoming distant now). Pleased for you he has settled in so well! I'd forgotten how much Freshers eat!
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Photopass photographers seemed to have upped their game a bit this last visit. We also got a lot more good photos and some 'different' ones from the usual run of the mill shots we usually come home with
I am still not a fan of the photographers/photopass, you have to have many many pics taken to get the odd good shot. I would say the ratio is something like every 40-50 pics gets a good one. I think its very expensive and you have to spend quite a bit of time having pics taken. I would never do it just us on our own.
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Just reading your sons blog. Really made me chuckle and brought back sooo many memories (becoming distant now). Pleased for you he has settled in so well! I'd forgotten how much Freshers eat!
He started with his studies this week, loved Freshers week (far more than I expected)
On Friday he got an email from the University, they have been following his blog after it showed up when they were checking which sites were trending with Lancaster Uni. Went to see them about it on Monday, they are wanting to link it to their Facebook page to help prospective future students understand what the experience is like. Some might have noticed he has added a new tab "University" http://mathewgillings.wordpress.com/ so they can link to posts relating to this subject. He said everyone in the office had read his blog and knew him.
While he was there they also asked if he was interested in being an Outreach Ambassador, he has filled in a form so hopefully that will go thru OK, they pay £8/hr so that will help.
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He started with his studies this week, loved Freshers week (far more than I expected)
On Friday he got an email from the University, they have been following his blog after it showed up when they were checking which sites were trending with Lancaster Uni. Went to see them about it on Monday, they are wanting to link it to their Facebook page to help prospective future students understand what the experience is like. Some might have noticed he has added a new tab "University" http://mathewgillings.wordpress.com/ so they can link to posts relating to this subject. He said everyone in the office had read his blog and knew him.
While he was there they also asked if he was interested in being an Outreach Ambassador, he has filled in a form so hopefully that will go thru OK, they pay £8/hr so that will help.
Congrats to Matt on the university recognition!!!!!
That's very impressive!!

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