I suppose I have now officially left the University of Leicester.
I’ve been to Summer FestiBall and cried my eyes out. I’ve said about 100 good byes. I’ve moved everything out of my house. My student card has expired. I’ve got my degree results. I’ve donned my cap and gown at graduation. Yet despite all these clear indications that I’m no longer a student, it still feels completely unreal that I won’t be coming back October, raring to go and enjoy the Fresher’s Week events, and excited for new modules. I’ve absolutely loved my time at Leicester and each year has gotten better and better.
So to sum up what I’ve learned over my three years at Leicester:
- The old cliché, work hard and play hard definitely works!
I’m very pleased to announce that I got a First in my BA English degree. Even better, I was awarded the Dr Wallace Henry Prize which is given to the final-year English student with the highest average mark! But as well as academic achievement I’ve been on Cheerleading committee this year, taken part in cheer competitions which involved training four and five times a week, been out A LOT, been on tour, and done many other incredibly fun things. You really can fit it all in if you try hard enough!
- You really will make friends for life.
I’m 100% certain that lots of the friends I’ve made at University will remain important to me for a very long time. University is a very intense experience that flies by but the friends you find there and share such an amazing time with will last for a very long time.
- And the most important thing I’ve learnt is how much I’m capable of when I really try.
I was disappointed with my A Level results because I did not work hard enough. During my time at Leicester I’ve learned to push myself and to discover how successful I can actually be when I put all my effort in.I’m so proud of everything I’ve achieved at Leicester University and couldn’t have asked for a greater experience.
My next steps…
As followers of my blog will know, in September I’m starting my PGCE at King’s College London to become a Secondary English teacher. In a year’s time I’ll be a Newly Qualified Teacher, let loose with my own classes somewhere.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog over the last two years. Wish me luck with entering the real world and becoming a grown up!!