After many weeks of stressing and lots of students making the library their second home, exam season is finally over. As the University of Leicester uses the semester system, many students have exams in both January and June (myself included) and each exam season typically lasts 2-3 weeks (yeah, I’m not sure how they fit all of those exams into such a short space of time, either, I reckon it might be wizardry). I had 3 exams this semester but fortunately they were nicely spread out. Unfortunately, this nice spread meant that my exams didn’t finish until Friday just gone which was the very last day of exam season. It can be quite depressing seeing lots of your friends finishing exams and going out and partying while you’re sat at home or in the library working away. After all this, I’m finally FREE so I can return to the real world.
As exams are over it’s a prime time for lots of celebration and all of the big annual society events and summer balls. This upcoming Sunday is the Leicester University Theatre society’s annual event called the “Oscars” (original, right?), where there are various nominations for best actors, actresses, productions, directors and whatnot and we all get to dress up smart and cheer for the nominees. Another event is the “Students Union Maths Society” (SUMS, get it?) end of year social, someone thought it’d be a good idea to make the theme “Hawaii” so, as per usual, I refuse to dress up as I like to be a rebel (or I’m just lazy when it comes to dressing up, I’m going stick with the former).
Evidently there are many celebrations going on amongst the students in Leicester but, as exams are over, some people are choosing to return home. This means bidding adieu to all of their friends and if they’re graduating saying possible final goodbyes. It’s odd to think that when I graduate there are so many people I may well never see again. People usually comment on how quickly the year goes, it really feels like September was only a month or two ago and I’m starting to feel like a bit of an old man. Either way, I think the opportunity to have an end of exams lie-in every day is one I’m not going to pass up.