After two years of blogging for the university, we’ve reached my last ever post. I suppose it’s only right that I share my pearls of wisdom to all those prospective students out there. (Disclaimer: I’m not that wise, I’ve just been a student for quite a while now.)
How do you get the best out of your university experience? My number one top tip would be to join a sports society. My university experience would have been very different had I not joined Mixed Hockey.
The average student will eat and drink their fair share of takeaways and alcohol during their time at university. I hate to think how much money I’ve spent on Domino’s in the last four years. So, playing a sport is one way to keep in shape. Not only does joining a sports team help keep you lean and mean, it also forces you to be sociable. Without hockey, I could have easily spent all my free time watching films in my room. Instead, I spent my evenings and weekends doing some exercise and socialising with people I otherwise would never have even met.
I probably shouldn’t be saying this, but people are often mistaken that the most important element of university is their degree. It’s not. Of course, your studies are important, but it’s all about the people you meet. Joining any type of society opens you to a whole new group of friends. Suddenly you have your course friends, housemates, and society friends. Okay, you don’t want to spread yourself too thin, but the more people you meet, the more rounded your university experience will be. I’m not saying they’ll all become your best friends, you may even loathe some of them, but that’s the whole point. That’s what makes your university experience unique.
Anyway, as this is my last post I’d like to thank those who have been reading. If my posts have been even slightly helpful then I’m happy! My time at Leicester has been an unforgettable experience, and while everyone claims their university is the best, I can truly say that you won’t regret choosing Leicester.
Au revoir, mes amis.