Let’s talk about university (part one)

Hi everyone! So today’s post was originally going to be an advice type post around going to uni and the second part will be but I wanted to reflect on my experience university as well and felt it would be more appropriate to do two separate posts than try to squeeze it all into one. I’ve currently come to the end of my three year degree and graduate next month which is exciting! I studied psychology which interestingly wasn’t what I was initially going to study. I was originally looking into studying event management but happened to come across psychology courses and decided they sounded interesting and it just went from there. 

The initial decision to go to university was an easy decision at first but then I changed my mind a few times about what I wanted to do. The thing was that I was applying to study a subject I’d never done before in my life and as a result I was second guessing my decision about it. I honestly almost did more A-levels at a college because 1. There was a part of me that wanted to do English literature as I’d always had a passion for it and 2. I was scared that having not studied psychology at A-level I thought I would be at a disadvantage. However, I did end up going to university and in honesty I’m glad I made that decision.

The last three years haven’t been the easiest. I made the decision to live at home whilst at university which was a decision I struggled with in my first year because it made it harder to get involved with things I wanted to do. My grandma also got ill half way through first semester in second year and died just before Christmas which was hard especially on top of trying to get my assignments done. In second semester of second year I fell out with a group of girls I had considered to be really close friends which was also a huge thing for me this year. I also had a really hard time with my dissertation as I pretty much started my project from scratch half way through first semester.

However, it hasn’t all been hard times. I have been womens officer in my students union this year which has to be the best thing I’ve done at university. I’ve also always loved my university as it’s small so it has a community feel and tutors are supportive which really helps. I’ve always thought if I could go back would I make a different decision and I actually don’t think I would because I always knew I wanted to go to the university I went to and I wouldn’t have met the people I have if I had gone somewhere different. Now I can’t wait to see where my life goes. Currently I have applied for a job and I am applying for a masters as a backup as I wasn’t actively looking for a job but I came across a job that is perfect so I’m hoping I get it!

So that’s my experience at university! Have you been to university? What was your experience like? Feel free to share your feelings in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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