Undergraduate degrees last three to four years, and like my sixth form years, I thought university would drag on and on, and pass by gradually like a never-ending summer. My time in Year 12 and 13 felt as if it would never end but alas, all things in life cease eventually and so too will the university years of my life soon. I’ve just finished Semester A of my second year, and this more or less marks the halfway point of my degree which is both a frightening but an exciting proposition! I thoroughly enjoyed the first year, and my … Continue reading Woah, we’re half way (through a university degree)
Four weeks ago roughly, lecturers begun to talk about the scary and hard-hitting reality that essay writing time was fast approaching, as they begun to give us essay titles. No need to rush into them, I thought to myself – diving into assignments at that stage of the year would be unnecessary, as a month still felt like a very long time away. How wrong was I; the days crept up on me and just less than a week later I started to embark on my first essay writing journey of second year. Almost a full seven days before the initial deadline and a … Continue reading A guide to coping with multiple essay deadlines!
It’s been well over a month now since university started, and it’s fair to say the real nitty gritty work has started to be set now – essay deadlines are less than a month away, and this time every single mark will contribute towards my final degree grade, which is daunting to say the least. Seminar work has also stepped up a gear – for one of my elective modules, Mental Health and Disorder, we’ve been asked to pick a side of an argument, compile a ton of research about it, before bringing it all back to the classroom to … Continue reading Why I believe debates such as my psychology course’s are helping towards reducing mental health stigma (and how it’s encouraged me to talk about my experiences).
Students don’t just come to lectures to listen and write notes. There are many types of lecture students! No specific people were inspiraton for any of the groups mentioned in this blog post. Continue reading Types of Students You’ll Find in Every Lecture!
In a blink of an eye, I’ve reached the end of two weeks of lectures and seminars. Many second and third year gravely warned me last year that second year takes a significant and scary jump up from first year. … Continue reading Surviving the first two weeks of university!
Lecture notepad at the ready. Pencil case jammed full of free pens from Freshers Week. Waking up extra early to polish my face with makeup and style my outfit to perfection. This was the first day back in lectures, after … Continue reading First Day Back At Uni!
Despite not living in the same city my university is in, I haven’t let this obstacle stop me from enjoying the student tradition of parting hard and drinking solid for a week! Okay maybe I haven’t drunk and clubbed through … Continue reading A commuter’s guide to…Fresher’s Week!