First of all, congratulations and welcome to everyone who’s going to be a University of Leicester fresher this year! Many of you will have already completed, or be in the process of completing University registration. A little tip for you guys, make sure you’re happy with the picture you upload – you’ll have it on your student card for the next three years. I took my picture on my phone and when it was made it smaller it was blurry, so I look like I’m pouting. A subject of much ridicule amongst my flat mates.
But anyway, on to what my blog is actually about today: I can’t believe how fast it’s all gone so far. I’ve just registered for my second year at Leicester and yesterday I received an email about when my first lecture will take place. It feels like 5 minutes ago that I was in the same place as many of you, waiting with a mixture of anxiety and excitement to move in to halls.
I’ve had such a great year, and I’ve met some people that I know I’ll be friends with for a long time. I’m living with three of those people and at the start of August we paid out first rent instalment on our new house. Going in to second year is starting to feel very real now and I know that the work load is only going to get higher from here.
First year is a great time to balance your studies and your social life. From my experience with the History department, they try to ease you into the academic life at the University, which is great as it gives you the opportunity to have a few more nights out! I’m not suggesting that the work isn’t difficult (it is!), but first year is probably the best time to go out and meet people.
Make the most of it! And wish me luck with all the second year work!