A Level results day has just passed and I can’t stop thinking about how I felt this time last year. I had just gotten my results, gotten into my first choice University and was initially filled with excitement and wonder about what the year ahead would hold. However, it didn’t take long for the nerves and uncertainty to set in along with an overwhelming sense of self-doubt
Abi is a 20-year-old student mom , currently studying Events & Hospitality. She applied to study at Worcester and she shares her experience with us.
Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, deciding if you should go to university can be an incredibly difficult decision. Growing up I wanted to work in every job under the sun. I wanted to be a ballerina, then a vet, then a doctor and one day I even decided I wanted to be an astronaut. Never in a million years, did I imagine I would be sat in University doing a law degree…
Nothing compares to the heartache and anxious waiting for that “brown envelope” at college or sixth form. University is the most popular choice in defining your career and discovering those jigsaw pieces to YOUR future.
Reflecting on three years at Worcester, it’s the best decision of my life so far.
University is something I’ve always wanted to do, there was no sudden epiphany or realization, I wanted to go to university so I worked hard for it and managed to achieve it.
It seems silly and cliché to say that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others, right? Self-admiration and being proud of yourself seem like things motivational pictures say and only the few of us achieve. Right now, though however with mocks over and UCAS submitted, it’s really important.
Applying for university is a huge step in your life. It is a step that shapes your future path. Now I look back and smile about being in ‘applying for university situation’ 3 years ago, but back then, I was anxious because I had no idea what and where I wanted to study, and what to become after finishing my degree.
During my first year of A-Levels I wasn’t even considering university, so what changed? Apart from the obvious benefits, such as the chance of getting a better paid job, you’ll find that there’s more to university than you think…