“I will graduate in August, but I've already got jobs lined up. I've always known I want to be a journalist so over the course of my degree I've been doing various bits of work experience, and over Easter I worked at the Big Issue North which was really good, I got some work published. In January I interviewed for and got a holiday repping job at Thomson Al Fresco, which I'll be doing from June until August. That involves flying out to Europe for a few months. I've just got a job as the editor of the student newspaper, Salford Student Direct, so when I come back I'll be doing that. So that's pretty good, it'll get my foot on the ladder for my journalism career. I've absolutely loved my degree, the combination of the course and the extra-curricular activities I've done, in addition to juggling part-time jobs, has really made me grow up a bit and think properly about my future, and it's also been a lot of fun. The intellectual side of the degree really challenged me and it's really taught me how to think logically. My favourite modules were the political theory ones; I loved learning about Marx and Plato. But I think my favourite part of the degree was my dissertation, the support I received was unparalleled and I loved the self-motivated study.”
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!