Friday, December 29, 2006

Its been a long road

....but I am finally there. Confirmation came through that I was into 4th year a while back but in the excitement I just havent found the time to blog about it!

I am happy but also sad- one of my good friends in my class didnt make the cut. She will be finishing her degree in Joburg and I probably wont see her again for a long time. Take care Tinks if you are reading this- its the Journ School's loss, not yours.

So the email I have been waiting 3 years for:

Re: Confirmation of acceptance for JMS 4 in 2007

Dear Peter

It is with pleasure that I write to inform you that your provisional
acceptance for Journalism and Media Studies 4, in 2007 has been confirmed by
the JMS 4 Board and by Faculty.

If you will not be taking up this position, please let me know as soon as

The university's academic registration for fourth years will be on Saturday
10 February and you will be required to attend a short orientation meeting
of all JMS 4 students on Monday 12 February in the Fine Art Sculpture
lecture theatre (near the AMM building) starting at 9.00am. (Please note
that some specialisations may have an earlier starting date than this.)

We will use this meeting to register you with the department, so please
bring a passport-sized photograph of yourself.

Please note that for JMS 4, teaching continues into both June and November
swot weeks. Also, individual specialisations may require that you remain at
university during all or part of the University vacations. Please check with
your specialisation lecturers to confirm when you will be required to be at

We look forward to working with you next year. In the mean time, we hope
that you have a safe and restful vacation.

Yours sincerely,


Brian Garman
JMS 4 Coordinator
School of Journalism & Media Studies

Call me crazy but 4th year was what I signed on to do...BJourn is what I am at Rhodes to do and now I am finally there...all the way from Carol Christie and the history of the printing press in first year, my first journ course and surprisingly not my most boring one. Angelo Fick and his high brow lectures in 2nd year (where he wrote a speech for the last lecture crapping on all of us in his own way and some of the poppies in the class applauded him because they actually didn't know what he was saying) and Rod Amner's groundbreaking and highly confusing course in 3rd year- good luck with that one Rod, good luck (I did lots of other courses in the 3 years I have been doing journ but these ones stood out for me).


I think its only beginning to sink in now my friends!


Stephanie said...

Woot! I'll be seeing you next year then, Pete! :o)

Any idea whether Nic got in?

Peter Barlow said...

Yes! :-D Nic made it in! Next year will be very cool, I just know it! we all earn another stripe (1 for each year) yippeee!!!

Elle said...

Nice one pete!!! oh the little joys in life... :).. ta

Peetart said...

Congratulations..... pity your friend didn't make it.

Peter Barlow said...

I know, sucks big time but live goes on! :-(

Elle said...

Congrats pete.. about your friend that is so typical of lecturers... like 2 marks shy and they throw their toys... what about all the hardwork during the year?

JEN said...

Nice one peter!

Elle said...

this blog is crying out fo ran update... ;)

Stephanie said...

So when are you returning to Gtown.

I saw Angelo and Lynette at the CT airport the other day.

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