When I started university I wasn’t sure whether having a part-time job was a good option for me, I still lived at home and my student finance was giving me enough money to get by. It wasn’t until the January of that year that I decided I was going to move out with my friends for the start of the second year and I needed to get some money together to do that.
Studying at university is all great and then you think ‘do I have enough money’. It’s very easy to spend money when it’s there but, whilst studying at university I soon realised the value and importance of the pound sterling.
In all honesty, when I was applying for University, not once did I consider what bursaries and scholarships would be available to me. I didn’t really know what they were all about and I automatically thought I wouldn’t be eligible, which turned out to be so very far from the truth.
So this week was Graduation week here, at Worcester. And it made me think that there are so many things that I’m going to thoroughly miss when I leave the gates of Worcester university for the last time.
We’ve all been there, you go to a supermarket, buy the essentials, then you suddenly get more and more items and think ‘Ooh, I’ll make that for dinner another day’. Sometimes you do make that dinner, but sometimes you forget about it and sometimes it becomes out of date.
My flatmates and I decided to reflect on the things that we wish we had known about before we came to University.
It is inevitable that most university students have very little money, and it is important that you are aware of how much you have and you budget it so that you don’t run out.
Every course has a reading list that is available before the course starts. You can either find your reading lists on your Sole page or on BlackBoard, in the individual module sections.