Here we go again springs to mind. The UK has been through it’s second lockdown and now we head towards Christmas when students will be returning home after a long first term.
I remember how I felt at the start of the first lockdown, in the midst of completing my degree and not having a clue what the future held. And now, we’ve been through so much – if anything we can leave 2020 feeling proud of our resilience to just complete each day.
Dear Class of 2020, we have entered unprecedented times.
When it comes to job hunting, it is a mixture of good days and bad days, but the main element I’ve found is keeping on track with those applications. Keeping those deadlines fresh in the mind, attempting to work out what you may have done right or wrong for that matter and trying to not get lost in the world of job hunting and applications.
Four years ago, I spent the summer stressing about whether I’d received a place to study at the University of Birmingham. If only I could go back and tell my 18 year-old self that it was going to be fine and that I would be graduating with a first class degree in four years time (yay!!).
University was always in my plan, the next step. I visited so many university open days, mainly as an interesting day out, but also to think about what life could be like there. When you find the right university for you, you’ll know.
If someone could tell me where the last 3 years have gone, that would be great. I can’t believe that I will (hopefully!) be graduating in the summer. It only seems like yesterday that I was actually getting ready to embark on the big adventure as such. Who knew I was going to fall in love with the city of Birmingham? (Not everyone’s cup of tea though I know).
I’m really not sure where the last university term has gone, it’s felt like a whirlwind. The conclusion that I’ve come to is that final year is a marathon, with sprints thrown in every so often. Not to mention the stress, it’s a constant weigh up of wanting to have fun and avoid stress but also not wanting to stress yourself out by having fun. And unfortunately, the January deadlines that seemed miles away at the start of October are now just around the corner. Fun, I know.