A well used cliche this week I’m sure, but this week had doors literally opening for me this week so I’m allowed to use it.
Firstly, congratulations to all incoming Leicester freshers! Whether it was your first choice or a last minute option through clearing, it will pay for itself thrice over (although unfortunately you still have to pay actual money too). Leicester was actually my second choice originally, and even after I’d moved into halls I still wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. Three years later, I can inform you it’s the best thing that could have happened, and I’m sure you’ll have a blast!
The door that opened for me this week was the door to my final year at Leicester: my last student flat. It was the first time I’d seen it as I signed the contact whilst in America, but I’m pleased to say the awful pictures of it did it no justice and it is in fact lovely (minus the yellow walls and brown curtains. Seriously who decorates these places).
This week I also found out my module choices for next year, which I’m happy to announce were the ones I wanted! Out of all of them, the one that really stood out to me was a year long module focusing on 32nd President Franklin Roosevelt (my favourite president, we should all have one). To any prospective American Studies students wondering if they’ll enjoy Leicester’s course, I can wholeheartedly say I have loved the modules they chose for us for first and second year, and the waiting has paid off to finally be able to choose all of my modules in final year. And if studying FDR for a year doesn’t make you excited then you must be one of the many other types of American Studies student; trust me, there really is something for everyone with this course! I’ll be writing a post next week focusing on what the heck American studies actually is; you may want to bookmark it as you’re about to embark on three or four years of people asking exactly that, arm yourself with a hefty dose of sarcasm and a thick skin. Or as Theodore Roosevelt would say, a big stick.