It has been a very busy couple of weeks since exams ended (hurray!!!) and I will be revealing all to you over the next couple of posts as to what I have been up to or more specifically, where on earth I have been! So stay tuned!
Before that happens, I have to admit that this time of year is fairly bitter sweet. Although I am ecstatic to be free from the exhaustion and hell-on-earth that comes with exams, it also means that another year at University has ended and all my friends leave to go home. Unfortunately, every cliché you come across regarding how fast University life flies by is undoubtedly true. I’m still in awe at the fact that next year I will be turning 21 and graduating. Nonetheless, I can say, that I have had a brilliant two years so far and I am sure the coming year will be just as amazing, fun and memorable, if not more.
I have been looking back at some of the best moments of ‘Year 2’ and it simply amazes me how much you can go through in such a short amount of time. It also amazes me, how my second year at University was honestly even better than the first.
So what have been the highlights of Year 2?
1. SURVIVING THE YEAR
University, should never be underestimated. It does require (I know the following words are not extremely student friendly) excessive amounts of dedication, perseverance and hard work simply to get through the year. I have no idea, at this moment in time, whether I have passed etc. so all fingers crossed on that note!
2. BEING PART OF UNICEF ON CAMPUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Being a part of UNICEF has been a big part of my second year. From organizing so many events this year, the society has been extremely active and we ended up raising over £1000 for UNICEF. As I’ve said before, being appointed the VP of UNICEF on Campus at Leicester, is something I’m really proud of because I’ve been able to really participate and help out in a variety of fundraising events that have raised amazing amounts of money that will ultimately change a child’s life. It just shows how much of a change and difference you can make as a University student! I’m really ecstatic to announce that I have recently been voted in again as Vice-President for next year so I am sure there will be more updates about UNICEF on Campus.
3. LEARNING ARABIC (AND BEING ABLE TO USE IT…)
I really enjoyed learning some Arabic with Languages @ Leicester this year. Although I am not yet a fluent speaker, it was quite useful to be able to use what I had learnt on a recent trip … to find out more about this, you must stay tuned!
4. THE CRAZINESS THAT WAS VARSITY 2014
Something that has changed about me, as I’ve started University, is that I am less involved in sports groups than I was before. For me, going to the gym is more than enough with everything I have on, so I tend to enjoy sports like any other average British Joe. For example, I don’t play tennis, but I watch Wimbledon and I don’t play football, but I watch the World Cup!! Thus, I really did not think I would get quite excited for Varsity. For more about my thoughts on Varsity, take a look at a post I did at the time!
5. FOOLISH ADVENTURES WITH MY FRIENDS
Probably the most defining part of my year is the time I have spent with my friends. It is very true that you will meet some pretty remarkable people during your time here – and indeed I have. From the daily lunches at 1923, the endless shopping trips at Highcross and the senseless road trips across the country, I really am fortunate to have met some equally crazy, like-minded people and I am quite sad that a few of them will not be joining me next year but instead have opted for a year abroad to places ranging from the United States, France and even Australia! For more information about Law with a Year Abroad, do take a look at this page.
Well, until the final year of University, there is still 93 Days of Summer…