So today I’ve finally made it to the end of the first semester of Uni, thank god! It’s been a long term with lots of stress, assignments and also a dissertation looming in the background. It’s so strange to think that I’m now halfway through 3rd year and I only have one term left as a student, *screams internally*.
I thought I’d spend today’s post talking through how Uni’s had me feeling for the past 3 months so maybe any other students reading will realise it’s not just them feeling this way. 3rd year has been a huge step up from 2nd in terms of work load, I’m doing one less module per term than in the previous 2 years but it feels like so much more. There has been the ongoing pressure to be cracking on with my dissertation, including research and draft chapters, as well as deadlines which have all coincided with each other. I’ve spent many hours tapping away on my laptop and I’m sure my housemates will agree that at some point or another we have all been a woman on the edge. I think my instagram story captions say it all really.
Added on to this, there has been the nagging thought in the back of my head, and probably every other student, that I should be looking for a graduate job for when I leave in a few months time. This worry is not helped by every single person that you see or meet asking you what your plans for the future are? The answer is I DON’T KNOW!! I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s feeling uneasy about life after Uni so I’ll just have to see how it goes, but word of warning to any family members, if you ask me about my career plans over Christmas I will not be held responsible for my actions.
However despite all the stress and panic, this term has had some good experiences along the way. I’ve really enjoyed volunteering in a group project with some course mates and new friends who I would never had met otherwise. I’ve mentioned before I love volunteering but it has been so nice to do so in a group dynamic instead of on my own and to get to know new people. I also think that it’s helped me build upon my skills and a suppose it can’t be a bad thing to go on the old CV. I can’t wait to complete the project next term with all of my new friends!
I’ve had a great time socialising with my friends (when we’ve actually had a spare 5 minutes), I’ve also loved living in a house with my best friends! We’ve had some fab nights in and silly nights out as well as hosting a cracking Christmas Dinner. I’ll miss all my pals when everyone moves home in summer and it’s really this side of Uni that I think I’ll miss the most. I know there’s another term to go but I know it will fly by in no time once the exams are out of the way and before we know it, it’ll be graduation time!
So those are just a few of my thoughts on uni so far this year, it’s safe to say I’ve had a love/hate relationship with 3rd year! Let me know in the comments below if you’re a student how you’ve found this term. Thanks for reading!