This is a somewhat belated blog, BUT, as I tried to explain in my last post, it was exam season!!
I had a 2hour Anglo-Saxon Northumbria exam, then a document analysis paper plus a question-based exam for my Special Subject – The Crusading Movement, 1270-1396. The last 2 exams gave me a double mark as that module is worth twice that of other modules (apart from the dissertation, which also counts as a double module). I felt they went well, although on my last exam I had to put down my pen before finishing my last point. I’d already made the main conclusion, but my lecturer was left with a sentence that ended with the word “but…”. I think he’d have to fill in the blanks!
The following day however, I received fantastic news that I had been granted a tuition and maintenance scholarship to study a Masters in History next year at Leicester, so I will be continuing my studies!! I’ve got a few ideas in mind about my thesis, and will update when I hear more! Now I just need to find some accommodation, and I’m considering going back into Halls depending on how much money I’m given… I know postgraduate funding stuff may not interest all of you, but undergraduate finance, scholarships and bursary info can be found here, and Leicester has plenty to offer!
If that wasn’t enough, we got our final degree results on Thursday (21st June). They hadn’t told us a time, but someone had told me at Red Leicester (our Wednesday night cheese club at the SU) that they’d be released between 2 and 3PM. The wait Thursday morning when I woke up was terrible!! But after picking my friend up from the train station, and meeting my girlfriend in The Square in the SU, I headed up the paternoster lift in the Attenborough Tower and arrived literally as the results were being put up. I found my Student Number, and I got a First!!! 3 Years hard work paid off!! There was only 10 of us in my yeargroup who got a First, so I’m pretty happy to be in that group!
Now I have the summer to prepare for the postgraduate course – no rest for the wicked!!