Today, the first of may 2017, I submitted my last ever piece of coursework at the University of Leicester. This may seem like a small victory to most, or maybe not a victory at all, but for me, it’s a big one. Finishing university, as I will be in the next month, is a bittersweet moment. I’m of course going to miss my friends, the freedom, living in Leicester, and so many other things. However, when it comes to coursework, exams and essays, I couldn’t be more excited to finish.
Handing in my last piece of coursework was a big moment for me. It’s the last piece of work that I had to do before spending three weeks revising for my upcoming exams and then finishing university. I’ve spent so many hours, day and weeks doing coursework over the past three years, and most people will back me up when I say this; no matter if it’s an 8,000-word dissertation or 10 short answer questions, coursework is really freaking stressful!!
Of course revising and taking exams isn’t exactly the most fun thing you can do at university, I”m sure it’s more bearable than coursework. I’m positive that if I ran an econometrics regression on emotional breakdowns in university students, 99% of them would be because of TurnItIn’s plagiarism checks. But, I no longer have to worry. I’m done. Not for the day, or the week, or the year. I’m done with coursework forever. And oh my gosh, that feels damn good to say.