About Me

My name is Bethany; I am twenty years old and study Drama here at the University of Greenwich. I am originally from Teesside, way up north, nearly 5 whole hours away! Or two and a half by train if you’re lucky. Moving to London has been the biggest change of my life. Leaving my family of 7 to come and live here in the big smoke. At first I wasn't so sure, being so far away, and having to jump on a six hour coach to get home, London wasn't for me. It wasn't as if I hadn't made friends, because once you know, you will know I am far from shy and after two minutes, you will see my crazy side. I just didn’t get on with the hustle and bustle of London, and spending evenings cooking for one and catching up on all the latest naff TV, wasn't my kind of fun. The country side was my home, I missed falling asleep to the bleating of sheep from the field across the road. After my first Christmas at home, I thought I wasn't come back… until I was thrown in the car and brought back down. And I have never been more grateful for my parents making that decision. Something happened after Christmas that just made me love university. People came out of their shells more and my friends became my best friends. My course was more fulfilling and I was part of the University of Greenwich Cheerleading Squad; The Mermaids. In the squad was one of my best friends. She went to my secondary school, so I had known her for years, we even used to cheerlead together when we were 11/12. So even when I felt that little bit homesick, she was there to give me a little bit of northern love, and I felt better again.

I now coach the university cheerleading squad and I wouldn't have it any other way. I absolutely love cheer and have done since I was little, so not only to be part of a squad, but to run one, is amazing. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my uni life. Of course, Drama will come first, because that’s what I am paying three and a half grand a year for. I really enjoy the drama course, and some of the friends I have made, are ones I will keep for life. We get to look at so many different plays and practitioners and I just can’t wait to graduate with this degree, and pursue a career in something I have felt so passionate about since I was a young child. I was always the drama queen of the family and from my first day of drama club in year 3, my family knew that’s what I was going to do for life. Although I would love to be on the big screen, and go to the ITV Soap awards, I think I am just going to go into teaching drama. The industry is tough and I think I would make a pretty cool teacher. I already think about what I am going to do with my classes, what games to play and exercises to do. I would also love to work with children with learning disabilities, but, let’s just see what the future brings… Let the blogging begin… 

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