So before I bow out from my role as a student blogger, I thought I’d let you guys know what I’ll be getting up to in the months and years ahead!
Many of you will probably already know that I’m going to be continuing my studies at postgraduate level. I recently had it confirmed, after sending off a scan of my degree certificate and transcript, that I have a place on the MA Modern European History course at the University of East Anglia.
It was a really tough choice for me to leave Leicester, as it’s a city and a university that I truly love, but the course and the convenience (it’s in my home city) of the UEA just swung it for me. I’m definitely not closing the door to Leicester though, as soon I’ll be thinking about a place to do my PhD!
A PhD – that’s not scary at all!!! I’m really hoping that in the future I’ll be able to help and inspire students in the way that my lecturers have for me. And also that I’ll be producing research that will actually benefit the field of history. It seems so far away now but hopefully that’s what I’ll doing years from now.
So that’s where I’ll be in academic sense, but seeing as I’m having a very exciting summer I couldn’t resist telling you about that too! In August I’ll be off to the Belgian Grand Prix, fulfilling a long held dream to see a Formula 1 race live. Not only that but I’ll be travelling across Germany and Holland afterwards, visiting cities such as Cologne, Dortmund, Utrecht and Amsterdam. I wish I could tell you all about them and the wonderful museums that I’ve already planned to visit! Just one example is the National Socialism Documentation Centre, the former HQ for the Gestapo in Cologne.
That’s what I’ll be up to. I find it hard to believe that I know what I want to be doing, having come to university quite unsure. University is such a great way to discover yourself and it can set you down a path to the rest of your life.
I hope you guys find that to be the case too!