Now it may sound cliché, but you are about to embark on the best 3 or 4 years of your life so far.
First years… I am majorly jealous of you. I’d love to be starting university again. The friends you’re going to make during Freshers and your induction fortnight within Geology, really do set you up for the rest of your degree, so get out there and make the most of it. Freshers fortnight only happens once a year so go wild. I’d urge you to attend all the information sessions that have been put on for you, anyway, the weekend is for sleeping! Most people spend the fortnight sleep deprived, you most likely will end up with Freshers flu, but it’s worth it for the fun you’re going to have.
When I first turned up into halls, there was a girl in my flat arguing with her mum loudly. I honestly thought to myself, I hope I’m not living with her! She’s now my best friend!! (I love you Grace!) Don’t judge a book by its cover and remember you’re all in the same boat, embrace the good and bad times together.
Something that is vital within the Geology department is joining the societies. The PCSB Geology Society costs £5 to join, however you certainly get your monies worth. They hold fantastic events, so make sure you join the Facebook group to keep up to date.
You’ll get the opportunity to sign up for the PCSB society fieldtrip not long after you join us in Leicester. When I was a Fresher (it seems like yesterday), Ingleton was a great way to get to know your peers within the first year. The weekend consists of drinking, fieldwork and a bit more drinking. We still look back now at our Ingleton trip and reminisce. Having spoken to the new PCSB President Rosie, you’ll be going to Castleton which I’m sure will be just as fun.
During your induction week, you’ll be introduced to many new faces so don’t be overwhelmed. You’ll get your timetable and will have settled in shortly. You will see many of us in the PCSB common room, which is used for studying outside of lectures and labs. Us fourth years will be knuckling down on our MGeol projects soon and so I’m sure you’ll be seeing plenty more of our faces.
Enjoy the last few weeks spent at home, this really is the beginning of your journey. Congrats on gaining your place!
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