Munich at Dusk from the Olympic Park – August 2014 via my Nokia Phone
Afternoon all, i’ve landed back in the UK from my three week backpacking adventure around Europe & honestly it has been one of the best experiences I have ever had!!!!
I highly recommend you all do something similar after you graduate – perfect opportunity to take some time and experience new things before jumping head first into a very exciting events career! *But don’t fear there will be another post all about that soon!
August is a very busy month as I head off to work at Greenbelt Festival tomorrow for the third year & then head to Berlin for a few days with family at the end of the month! There are a lot of VERY VERY exciting posts that shall be coming up in September and I cannot wait to share a few projects that I am really passionate about & have been working pretty hard on!  
However in the meantime, to ease ourselves back into posts on I’m a Damn Student I am finally posting about the ‘One to Watch‘ award that the lovely Annie from The OCD Squirrel gave me back in May! *Hands up, who has been bad at getting round to uploading posts!*  
Why I started blogging: 
I started blogging way back in 2007 because at the time, aged 15, I wanted to be a photographer & through a blog was a good way to get my ‘work’ out there – obviously that dream changed and I’m a Damn Student was started in 2011, after I started my first year at university, because I was unable to find any ‘real’ or ‘honest’ opinions about what it was like to study an event management degree. That is still the premise behind this blog, but more and more it is becoming a space that provides information and opinion pieces for prospective and current event students as well as event graduates who are starting out in the industry. 
This is one of the reasons I am nominated the person I am, not only because she is a great individual but she is active online with the events community and is going to make a big impact on both the event blogging scene and the events industry! 
My One to Watch:
So who should you head on over and read? Hatty Grant’s wondering new blog Eventfully Hatty
Hatty is an Event Student at the University of Brighton & started her blog last month, she is currently out on her placement year at Notts Health Care and shall be heading back to uni for her final year in September. I had the chance to meet her (very quickly) at Confex earlier this year & shall be getting to work with her later this September!! 
So please head on over to Hatty’s blog & if you have the change drop her a vote in the Big Blog Exchange
Let me know if you have any great Event Blogs or Student Blogs that you think I should go give a read!!