Jyo Fernandes
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Jyo Fernandes is an eighteen year old student currently enjoying her “Gap yah”.

Having completed school in May, the coming year offers both a previously inexperienced lack of structure and, to mimic Sainsbury’s motto, the chance to try something new. This began with a job as a Sales Assistant at Joules, but now in the New Year she sets off to Strasbourg to begin a French course with the University. Although nervous about the prospects of being away from home in a foreign country, she is also equally excited by these two expectations.

Furthermore, she is also fighting her way to university, to study English Literature, the pinnacle of all dreams. Appropriately, a major interest is reading, and all literature-related material. Her favourite book of all time remains Joseph Heller’s masterpiece “Catch 22”, for its eccentric lovability and its warped black sense of humour. In addition, her other passions include sport, and baking, the former for which she represented her school in hockey, netball and tennis. The latter, however, remains a secret pride, as she has recently created a show stopping lemon meringue pie, that not only looked b-e-a-utiful but tasted delicious.

Although still young and relatively experience-less, Jyo is certain that this won’t hinder her for too long in her aspirations to one day become a writer, on a journey to which, this blog marks the first teensy tiny baby step.

Entries by Jyo Fernandes

The Perks of Being a Sales Assistant

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2014 | (07:22)

In a previous chapter of my relatively short life, I imagined that sales assistants were super cool. These were the fashionable swans that glided fashionably around stores, chattering and laughing - an enviable occupation.

Oh, how naïve I was.

The reality involves sore feet, back ache and rude customers. Who...

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The Job Interview

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2013 | (20:39)

Having decided to work until January the next obstacle to overcome was finding a job. Admittedly, my career history was a little patchy; after school hours reserved for homework, Saturdays were filled with sports, and Sundays were necessary for sleep. I had never considered this a problem, since dependent on...

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Gap Year Planning

(1) Comments | Posted 15 September 2013 | (20:47)

I recently wrote about my decision to take a gap year. As I detailed, the reasons were varied but all concluded that this was the best choice for me. However, the question of why was much easier to answer than that of what - what should I do? My parents...

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Gap Year

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2013 | (22:44)

At the beginning of year thirteen I wrote a blog describing my trepidation as I embarked upon the stressful journey of UCAS. After much woe, and bombarding a few poor souls with far too many drafts, I wrote a personal statement, following which I made my selection of universities and...

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Growing Up Pains

(0) Comments | Posted 16 August 2013 | (14:48)

Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. This was a story that charmed millions of children and adults alike as they witnessed the escapades and adventures of an everlasting childhood. It was also one that I, upon watching it for the first time, was unable to understand. Never grow...

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Non-Uniform Day

(0) Comments | Posted 13 October 2012 | (21:31)

Worst day of the year? Non uniform day.

It always hits you out of nowhere, like the fly that suddenly appears in your eye, cripples you and makes you fall off your bike. Only non uniform day is so, so much worse. It always comes hurtling towards you at the...

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The Personal Statement

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2012 | (14:46)

The personal statement in a nutshell; modestly advertising yourself as an indispensable future undergraduate.

It's painful to write. Recently, I have been allotting myself certain times of the day to sit and write the dreaded thing. This sounds productive, and I am probably displaying key time management skills that...

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GCSEs, a Student's Perspective

(0) Comments | Posted 15 September 2012 | (14:59)

Every year, the exam results make headlines. "More Grade A*'s than ever before", "A-Levels are getting easier" or this year, "Number of GCSE English passes falls". Exam boards cannot win. Forever destined to be criticised for whatever results they may garner, they will be either undoubtedly be "dumbing down" students,...

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First Day of School Jitters

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2012 | (22:15)

September the 10th.

The day school reopens for another year. Yet, this isn't going to be just any year, no, September 6th of 2012 is going to mark the beginning of my final year of school. It's actually a pretty scary thought.

Considering I've spent the last six...

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