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Gina’s monologue

Gina discusses her options with a lecturer.
So that’s about it from me what about you? I’m Gina. I’m sort of normal really I live at home with my mom and my younger brother and we have a dog and stuff. God I literally have no idea why I want to go to uni or what I want to do at uni, all my A-levels are so different to each other and everyone else has started to write their personal statements and I’m so indecisive so I guess you could say that I’m feeling a bit stressed out at the moment. I think history, psychology and chemistry, so yeah they’re all a little different.
I guess, I mean, I think I like psychology best but I don’t know because I do like the others too. I mean I could probably say that history would be my best because you know I get better marks and stuff but I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s what I want to study I just don’t like writing long essays. I don’t think that you know they’re quite hard to write so I don’t think that I could spend all my time writing them.
The only really interesting thing about history anyway is that you get to study people and what they do, which is, you know, I guess why I like psychology too maybe, but you know I would say that I’m not too bad at chemistry either, I sort of just get it. I had a whole day of lectures with the Chemistry Society and it was so interesting but yeah I don’t know. I did a lifeguarding course last summer, mum thought he was a good way to make money in the summer holidays and I’ve been to Spain and Greece the last two summers with my family.
Oh god I love travelling, I just I love to see the world I think I’m gonna travel more, I just think it’s so cool to you know, see different people and how they go about their day-to-day lives and how it shapes them as a person. I don’t really know about a gap year though, all my teachers tell me something different and I don’t know how the uni’s feel about it. In my spare time I love to read but mostly fiction because I think it’s just so boring to, you know, read a worky book, after having already writing essays for the whole day, just to come home and read a worky book like.
I think I’m a pretty decent trumpet player too, I love playing with the school jazz group they’re just so friendly and I love team stuff, so I guess that’s why I like to play football like I do on Sundays. I don’t think I could go to university where I can’t do that and I hope that the uni has a good gym too. I don’t really have a job job, I mean I babysit for my mum’s friend and you know I take care of her two kids and go over to her house about once a month, yeah.
I’m working on my extended projects right now and I think I want it to be more history focused, specifically like the history of science because doing the history of medicine at GCSE it was just so interesting so yeah I think I’d like to focus on that a little bit more. I mean I also read Oliver Sykes the man who mistook his wife for a hat, so I think I like to do that as well but my teacher said that history was probably easier. Oh well that sounds all right to me

In the video the part of Gina is played by a UEA drama student. All that Gina says has been scripted and in no way reflects the life and opinions of the actor.

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