Blake Stanbridge

Blake is a second year Communications and Media student, who is just beginning his Journalism Major. Coming from a surfing family in Bulli with the beautiful beaches they have, you would expect him to be a big surfing enthusiast. That judgement couldn’t be any more wrong. Blake, an enthusiast for lack of physical activity, is a bubbly and exciting character, who always seems to brighten up the room with his personality. His unique humour and pop culture references come every few minutes, and unless you’re keeping up with the Kardashians, you’re sure to be left behind in his personal life.

Vox Pop: How Often Do You Procrastinate?

Procrastination is something that everyone is guilty of. No one really wants to do all their homework, so suddenly, almost everything becomes amazingly interesting. Who knew cleaning was so much fun! So I decided to go around and ask what everyone else at UOW thought about the topic, and what they like to do instead of that essay they have due tomorrow.

Turns out i’m not the only one that enjoys cleaning whenever I have an assignment due! Thanks heaps to everyone that helped out in front and behind the camera!


University Life: The Uni Bar

I think everyone can agree, that one of the best parts about University life is the on-campus bar. Studying and drinking at the same time? What can go wrong? Last year for me anyway, one of the best days of uni were those spent after class at the uni bar with my mates. A good $11 jug of beer and a chip roll is pretty much all you need.

It’s a beautiful place to be, not just because of the people, but the sun sets just behind the trees outside the uni bar, and makes for some killer golden sun rays. There is always good music on, live or on radio, so check it out if you get the chance!

Hello Journalism!

So in my second year of University, i’ve decided to take up Journalism! I don’t know why I didn’t study it in my first year, I made the mistake of picking French as an elective and finding out learning a new language requires intensive study, and i’m too busy procrastinating for that. I’m pretty keen to get going with Journalism, especially because it has a strong digital aspect with photography and video, and after investing quite a lot of money in a new Camera, i’m looking for almost any excuse to use it.

I’ve picked up Photography as a Minor as well, something else I should have done in my first year, but I had no idea what I wanted out of my degree, and I’m sure i’ll change everything around in my third year as well. You’re always going to find something new and exciting. Just like Politics and the Media, a subject i’ll be doing in my second semester. Finally i’ll get the chance to be marked by ripping into Murdoch’s corrupt empire of a business.

If there are any first years reading this, you’re all probably nervous and don’t really know what’s going on, just like I was this time last year. You just need to relax, and everything will be explained a million times over to you so you understand every aspect of Uni. The best part about Uni is definitely the lifestyle, working out your own timetable, getting time to be social, and not having to travel to Uni every day (unless you’re like me and screwed up their timetable). Definitely check out those $11 jugs of beer at the Uni bar!

A good beer and a chip roll makes for a great lunch

The best part about the Communications and Media degree however, is the homework. I mean, who wouldn’t love blogging and tweeting as homework? I pretty much did that already, and know I get graded on it, I’m living the dream! The only bad part of my second year is that I don’t have Sue Turnbull as a lecturer! She was the absolute best lecturer that i’ve had so far, she always has so many great videos to show, and interacts with the Twitter feed while she’s talking! #BadAssSue

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