Welcome to your first academic week at uni! University lectures are completely different to sixth form classes. It can be quite a shock going into a lecture for the first time not knowing what to expect. This post will give you an idea of what to expect from your first week of lectures, so they’ll feel less daunting. I’ll also be sharing my experiences of first year lectures, and a few tips on making the most of your classes.
When thinking about my time at University, I want to make the absolute most of the experience. For me, first year was a learning curve and there were times that were definitely less successful than others.
I always strive to better myself both academically and personally, so as a result I thought I would comprise a ‘bucket list’ of things that I want to improve, achieve or experience this year.
Being organised, attending classes, writing assignments and spending hours in library doing research can be hard, but not as hard as getting back to all this after those long summer months.
So after an extra long summer (13 weeks exactly), it can be extremely difficult to get back into things without missing home or wishing you could be back in sunny Spain. It is nice to […]
So, you’ve moved away from home, ready to enter the big, exciting world that is university. Although you’re probably extremely excited to be here, I imagine you’re also quite apprehensive about all the new people you’re meeting and all the new environments you’ve got to get used to.
Each year the university awards £1000 scholarships to second and third year students in recognition of academic achievements, this year I was lucky enough to receive this award. When I first found out about the […]
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?
When I started university after taking a year out loads of my friends had been telling me about university life and what it would be like when I went. A mistake that people make is […]