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.
Helen Shaw is Course Leader for Undergraduate Business Management and lecturer in Career and Personal Development.
Her interests focus on employability and the ways in which universities can work with students and employers to create mutually beneficial relationships.
Here is a short interview with Helen
Moving into Wulfstan (my halls of residence) was an exciting moment, start of my university adventure. It was the first time I’d lived away from home; I couldn’t wait to enjoy my new independence. Although it was a rather nervous moment, walking into a flat with 5 strangers you would spend the next year with, thinking back there are a lot of good memories there.
Interview times – again! I Hope I managed to help with some useful tips in one of my previous posts and that those of you, who had their first interviews already had a great and positive experience. In case it didn’t go well or perhaps some of you who haven’t had your interviews yet, I would like to share with you some more essentials.
Uni Life is not all fun and games, and being the first time the majority of us have live away from our parents and families is hard sometimes. Most of time, we have our distractions, were too busy doing work or partying but sometimes we get the feeling of homesickness.
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.
Just starting out at Worcester University had its moments but one of the toughest was the first few days here. Let’s face it, a new environment can be a little daunting even on holiday.
Moving to university is the first time most of us have lived away from our parents. Although it’s an exciting time, it also means we have to take a lot of responsibilities.