I was lucky enough to stumble across a really nice house with a great landlord in my first year (after being in halls in my foundation year), resulting in me staying in the same place for my entire degree. This has made it all the more nostalgic (and arduous) now that it’s time to move everything out. It’s a strange feeling watching the house become empty again, but after regretting ever putting posters up with Blu-Tack, discovering the value of regularly dusting, and testing the limits of my girlfriend’s car, every memory is nearly erased. A student house is an odd place because it’s always clear living there is only short-term. Despite this, it very much felt like home.
Between the boxes of clothes and books the next round of open days have begun, where prospective students get to experience taster lectures and talk to students (and recent graduates…!) about the course. I wrote previously about some common questions that come up, which you can find here. Aside from this I’ve been busying away with microcontrollers in preparation for module development I’ll be doing over the course of July for the Centre’s upcoming foundation year programme. This will be primarily to design content for the equivalent of A-level to get the basics of C coding and electronics, but I’ve also been developing a physical analogue to the neural networks I was working on last summer, which is slowly starting to get somewhere!