Vlogging @ TUoS

Me standing outside Firth Court It’s so strange that since I first started going to school, at this point in the month, I would usually be getting ready to start a new academic year. But now, I’m preparing for the final days of my summer placement and getting ready for my induction month at my new tech role at BT.

💭 Looking back at the student cycle

Over the last week, I’ve been reminiscing about the academic cycle that students across the UK are all going through. It’s been 4 years since I went through the process of obsessively refreshing UCAS to see if I got into my first choice University, and walking into my school to collect A-Level results that I was proud of after a tough 2 years struggling with my final school exams. And now… it has about a month since I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Biomedical Sciences with Employment Experience! Time honestly flies and although it was difficult – from studying, exams, lectures and finding a balance (something you master eventually)… I would love to do it all over again.

🎬 An exciting video project

As part of welcoming new students into the next chapters of their life (as I start my own – post-academic!!), I had a fantastic opportunity to work on a video project with my university which gave me the chance to:
  • Close off my student life, with style 😎
  • Welcome new students who received an offer at the university 🎓
  • Chow off my hometown and the University of Sheffield (in particular, the Students Union which has been crowned #1 for 10 years straight!) ✨
  • Share my love for burritos and Stick-O’s (the things that got me through the 4 years!)
  • Continue to be a proud alumnus 🙌🏼

🤳Being the University’s Vlogger

I’ve worked with the University of Sheffield on numerous other video projects in my final year and took on the official title of the University of Sheffield’s vlogger back in November. This was a fantastic opportunity to:
  • Improve my own video editing knowledge and skills as well as presenting and confidence speaking on camera.
  • Do what I love alongside my degree i.e. creating!
  • Helped me stand out in application processes – you don’t hear “I am a vlogger for my uni.” often, do you? 😆
  • Share with students all around campus cool things that they could also get involved in! For example, hackathons or all-female coding courses. Afterall, we all know the impact of ethuastically sharing to inspire.

🌟 Now it’s your turn!

I’ll be writing more about my University experience in the next couple of months to look back at my experience and to hopefully help any new students starting the next chapter of their life! In the meantime, you can read some posts I’ve written over my last 4 years on University: If you’re a new student joining the University of Sheffield this semester, first off – I’m so jealous (I wish I could do it all over again!) and if you have any questions about Sheffield, as a local Sheffielder (is that what they call them?) and Sheffield University alumni, I’d love to help! Feel free to get in touch ✨ Wishing all new students a fantastic start to their new University life this September!

14 responses to “Vlogging @ TUoS”

  1. Heyy Pauline! First off just want to say congratulations on graduating and securing your dream job in tech! You go girl 🙂

    I’m going to be a fresher at the Uni of Sheffield next month and I found you from the #InternationalWomensDay video on the UoS IG. Kinda bummed that I won’t be seeing you live in action at University but I am so amazed and proud of your journey and the things you are achieving!

    Thanks for being an inspiration Pauline 🙂 keep on kicking ass!

    1. Thanks so much! I wish you all the best at Sheffield University, you’re going to be incredible! If you ever need anything – questions etc, let me know – you know how to get in touch 🤗

  2. I love this, Pauline! I saw the video on Facebook and thought you did amazingly. You’re so natural on camera and just look so happy to be doing it. And ngl, those burritos and that supermarket definitely made me wish I’d picked Sheffield Uni. It looks so good.

    Glad you’ve managed to secure a great job so soon after graduating, but I’m sure everyone knew you would. Can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. Your dedication is incredible, and your blogs/tweets/insta posts are always inspiring me to just go for it. Congrats on doing so well and hope you’re enjoying that 9-5 life!

    1. Awww, thanks so much Amy! I’m glad that you think so. Admittedly, I kept tripping over my words but I got there eventually. 🤗

  3. Oh how I WISH I’d had something like this when I was going into college! You seriously have no idea how much you’re helping all the first year students. Plus you’re so easy to watch on your vlogs, they definitely picked the right person! Time DOES fly but you’re in for so many more amazing adventures now that this one is over. You’re amazing lady!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    1. Aww, thanks Susie! 🤗 I’m so glad that I have been able to help the first year students.

  4. OMG. I love that your university’s food shop has a different variety of foods. That is so amazing, Pauline! I am so hyped right now cause of the Stick-Os – yaaas, girl, represent.

    Now in all seriousness, I enjoyed watching the video! I totally missed out on this experience with such a pretty school but I’m glad you enjoyed your time at your university despite everything you went through. Thanks for sharing!

    cabin twenty-four

    1. Haha, I need to represent whenever I can. 😂

      Thanks Eena!

  5. You make cool videos! Now I see why you’re the uni’s vlogger, you look natural and the editing tops. Congratulations on your accomplishment, your degree sounds even cooler. Wishing you the best in the workforce.


  6. Congratulations, your are admirable and we love how you always bring your creativity to a life and enhance it doing what you love the most 😀 You future is bright!
    Have a wonderful day!


    With love and light ☀
    Patricia & Miguel

    1. Thank you both! I’m glad that you enjoyed it 🤗

  7. Your university is so cool, Pauline! T_T How can such an awesome campus exist? Hahaha I love the whole vibe of the place – if I were a student there, I think I would love to live on-campus XD

    Your vlog is amazing, btw! You’re a natural on-cam and your personality is so endearing <3

    1. Haha, I like to think that it is the best in the UK. But I might be biased 😂

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