Good morning, WordPressers!
It has been sometime since I last posted on here, but I like to think that I have good excuses for that (I remember saying that the last time I was here as well, but I promise, it will all become more structured from now on). From the last time I typed here in this personal mind space I remember I spoke about exam struggles and the results day scares. But we have all been through that and (as the title may give away) I got into my first choice University!
It wasn’t all sunshine or rainbows though getting there, I had a very horrific results day – by that I basically mean I didn’t actually get my results on results day. I had to wait 15 days to get mine because of very bad management in my previous college. But at least it’s been sorted and now I am thankful to everyone who ever helped me get my little butt to this next phase of my life.
I enrolled online to University the other day, sent off my pictures for my ID yesterday and I am currently preparing to start in 3 days (Monday 19th, woo!). I am so excited, yet I’m so nervous I don’t even know what to expect as the jump from college and A-Levels to degree level is going to be something I doubt anyone can prepare for, but I have curated a list of things that I am going to try and remember when I start, and hopefully you guys can use as well:
- Use social media to get chatting with your new course-mates: I was lucky enough that the University that I applied for had a very active student pages on Facebook where I was able to find classmates and other students who enjoyed the same things as I did, and this is going to make the first meetings 100% less awkward!
- Learn to cook – if you can’t already!: This one isn’t as needed for me because I am staying at home for the first year in University, so I already cook on a daily basis! But if you’re moving into accommodation, try, learn, and hopefully some of your flatmates can teach you some interesting dishes!
- Get ahead with your reading: I’ve already starting looking over my recommended reading lists, and prepared myself by revising Harvard referencing and essay structure. I don’t want to be a duck out of water, so anything to make life a little easier!
- Don’t forget to have fun!: University at the end of the day is the chance for students to finally become independent. Don’t say no to every activity, get involved in societies and leave your door open if you live in accommodation. Get involved in groups, and have fun! But don’t have too much fun, because lectures are a thing as well!
All in all, I am so super excited to start. I have prepped and primed for the first day with my flashy stationary and colour coded note pads (geek). I hope you guys had fun over the summer, and if you’re going back to school/college/university I wish you all luck for the new term! And always remember..
“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
– Leonardo da Vinci.