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Five questions with Tourism student Jonathan Wearing

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Tourism & Hospitality Management and Geography Double Degree student Jonathan answers five questions about how he’s handling his time in isolation.

  1. What does your home study area look like?

“My home study is actually my old bedroom. I have my laptop connected to a 24ish inch monitor which is absolutely essential for me. We just got the Google Home which has really boosted the Wi-Fi connection throughout the house! I’d definitely recommend it. I have a desk lamp and a double floor lamp for all of the lighting. I also have my plant Audrey II and I’m often accompanied by my cockatiel, Paco.”

  1. How do you try to avoid study distractions?

“I set certain times for studying and have breaks at fairly regular intervals. When I’m doing assignments, I break them down into what I know I will be able to write without taking a break, and sections where I might have trouble writing. The latter will have shorter working times and shorter breaks and the former will have longer working times and longer breaks. Works for me!

  1. What is your go-to quarantine snack?

“Grapes. We don’t have a lot of junk food in the house, but we do have grapes! No, I will not be sharing any at this time.”

  1. What is something you won’t forget about this time?

“The sense of community. I’m not sure if I’m the only one who has noticed this, but everyone seems more connected now, in social-isolation, than we did before. It’s a weird concept, but I’m here for it!”

  1. What do you miss about uni life?

“Angazi fries, cheer training, rowing, Angazi fries, seeing my friends at The Tav, studying at the library, Angazi fries, my Geography lecturer and tutor, my Tourism tutor, Angazi fries, and the hammock hotel!”

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