It feels as if it has only been a short while since I wrote my last ‘end of year’ post but as 2014 winds down today, the time has come to once again share some of my most memorable moments of the past year with you all.
#5 – REACHING FINAL YEAR
I cannot tell you how ecstatic it feels to have made it to final year. No longer do I feel like the young and naïve ‘fresher’ that first stepped onto campus just over 2 years ago. I would like to think that I am now part of the furniture in the Fielding Johnson Building and its really sad that I only have a few months left before it all comes to an end. Nonetheless, I have honestly had an unforgettable experience where I have learnt so much about myself and made some amazing friends.
#4 – MEETING THE HIGH COMMISSIONER OF JAMAICA
In October, my friend (and fellow law student) invited me to a celebration gala of the anniversary of the local Caribbean Credit Union. It was a wonderful evening where we were able to meet the High Commissioner of Jamaica as well as enjoy an elegant and sophisticated evening in the magnificent City Rooms.
#3 – TURNING 20 IN DUBAI
I was incredibly fortunate to be able to, once again, visit Dubai in June after those dreaded second year examinations! It was the perfect way to relax after a demanding few months of revision and I also was able to spend my birthday there too.
#2 – FINALLY ‘MEETING’ THE PATERNOSTER ELEVATOR
At the University of Leicester, it is well known that there are certain things you have to do in order to be considered as a true Leicester student. One example is having to visit and ride the infamous paternoster elevator that is found in Attenborough Tower. Despite the fact that I have a tendency to be rather clumsy, I did step up to the challenge and am happy to report I survived (admittedly it was a close call!)
I realize at this point, you may be wondering what on earth is a paternoster elevator?! Well, according to good old Wikipedia, it is a ‘a passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments that move slowly in a loop up and down inside a building without stopping’ allowing passengers to step on or off at any floor they like. If you really want to find out more, take a look at this video.
#1 – CONTINUING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Over the past year I have been extremely keen to continue to be involved in fundraising. I really do believe that even as a University student, you can still make a difference. Thus, I am really proud that I was re-elected as Vice-President of the UNICEF on Campus society as we are currently working extremely hard to beat last years total. I am also very pleased that I was involved in the fantastic ‘Operation Christmas Child’ initiative at the University of Leicester where we were able to provide children in need with boxes full of gifts/presents that they could open for Christmas.
It has been a very eventful yet amazing year and I have a feeling that the next one is going to fly by!
I hope you all have had a brilliant 2014 and have a fantastic start to 2015!
Until next time,