I would like to think that over the last year and a half, I have learnt some useful things about how to cope with the demanding lifestyle that comes with being a teacher.
So you’re at sixth form and you’re applying for uni and you’re excited and everything is going swimmingly – you can almost taste the freedom! And then you fall in love. What happens next?
I never thought I would write this, but here I am – I love yoga and even having just 2 months of practice I can see some positive changes already happening, especially when I talk about studying.
As a student I have to admit that I do find myself on YouTube whilst on my breaks from assignment writing (okay, I do it whilst I’m supposed to writing my assignments too!) and everyone will realise that one time or another you will end up watching a video of a sneezing cat.
Being a university student isn’t just about being sat in the library with your head in a textbook, it can also be the best three years of your life where you can really develop as a person. You just need to know how to balance your life.
I’ve decided writing about the Academic Scholarship event – a little late, but I think it’s an important event to blog about! In September, I was sent a letter awarding me with a University of Worcester Scholarship for Academic Achievement. I knew I had done well in my 2nd year but was still shocked to say the least.
People always say that when at uni you make some friends that will stick with you for life. Uni is a very sociable time where you go out lots, join clubs and societies, meet new people and form new friendships so it’s more than likely that you meet some people that you really click with.
Make the most of student life
Even if I’m not a “typical” student like everyone else, I can still give some good advice on what to do and not to do as a student.
I moved to live in the UK with my family, so like most students I reside far from home, but I don’t have to deal with all the financial issues, bills, etc. which has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, just like every person that goes to study at university, I had to settle in, socialise and get comfortable in the new environment.
The atmosphere, all the lecturers and staff at the University of Worcester were more than welcoming but coming from overseas to a country where everything is new and having to speak different language, you feel like a baby taking his first steps… at least I felt like one. To be honest, even with the support of my family, it was still tough to start my life all over again.