Now, since the New Year has begun, and my revision is coming to a sad climax, I can formally start blogging for Imperial. And the best way to do this is by introducing myself.
Well, my name is Maciej. It might seem a bit unpronounceable, but it’s pronounced very similarly to ‘Magic’ – hence the tagline of my blog. If you see it written as Maciek, have no fear, as it is just a diminutive of my name.
The weird name is caused by a fact that I come from Poland, and that’s where I live when I’m not at Imperial. For the past 5 years, I lived in UK, primarily for education. A series of unusual (both pleasant and unpleasant) events lead me to Imperial, and I’m here for my second year now. My course of choice is biomedical science – a mix between biology and medicine, for many people (including some lecturers) considered to be a perfect solution for medicine rejects. I am a living proof that this is wrong, as I never wanted to be a doctor, I just wanted to be a crazy, geeky scientist, that clones people and makes gorillas invisible. Fun, isn’t it?
Other than that, I am interested in media, and contributing to this blog is an example of this. I am also a member of stoictv, Imperial’s own TV station, so you could probably spot my name in the credits if you actually bother to watch it (and you should!). I also plan to produce and direct an independent action movie based at Imperial later this year, but currently it’s only a plan, and if it succeeds, I will definitely keep you informed.
The purpose of this blog is to present the life of an Imperial student. And in many ways, I am the stereotypical Imperial student. I am male, I am not from UK, I was rejected from Cambridge (and also accepted – long story), I’m not very good with the women, and most importantly – I am a geek. I enjoy reading random stuff on Wikipedia, listen to Weird Al Yankovic and know the Three Laws of Robotics. I really hope you’ll find this blog worth reading, no matter whether you’re a current student, prospective student, lecturer or a even the rector. See you next time!