As promised, here is a list of my favourite times and things that have happened in my time at uni. Sorry it’s a bit late, with the end of term comes deadlines and yet more job hunting, so it’s taken a bit to get round to my blog. But here it is,
- RAG runaway in first year. This was when me and my friends had the aim of getting as far away as possible and back in 90 hours without spending any money on transport. We managed to get to Cornwall (via Harwich on the East coast!) by a mixture of hitch hiking and local buses, and whilst doing so had a really great time. Ok, we didn’t get as far away as many other people, and we were such terrible hitch hikers that we got many pity lifts, but we got to spend the nights with friends from universities around the country and it was just such a fun experience, so different from anything else you might do at university.
- Moving into a house with my friends. This is more of a 2 year long thing, rather than an individual event, but it’s great to be able to get some independence at university, whilst also living with all your mates. Although I’m looking forward to moving into a quieter flat with clean tidy house and my very own kitchen, I will miss the social aspect of sharing a house, and all the fun times that come with it. Whether it’s having over a dozen people crammed into our living room for Christmas dinner or our nightly evening meal with all 6 of us, there’s no more interesting, fun place to live than a student house.
- My course. Although studying might not be the most fun thing at uni, it’s a really good experience to get such in depth knowledge about a subject that really interests you. For me there’s nothing quite like finding the solution to a difficult maths problem, and although I’m not looking at a mathematical career, I will definitely miss the ability to spend so long immersed in interesting topics that challenge your brain.
- Hiking Society. Unfortunately I didn’t join this until my final year, but I have had some great moments with the hiking society, along with some that have just been downright cold and soaked in rain from head to toe. But reaching the top of Pen-y-fan last week, and other hills and mountains we have climbed up to see the beautiful views (or beautiful clouds…) have been a fantastic change from busy Leicester city and a great chance to do something different. Even when it is raining the knowledge that you are going back to a hostel for some great chocolate cake, and even better company, makes it all worthwhile. I can’t wait for the summer expedition which should be a great culmination of my time in this society.
I could go on, but these are just a few of the things that have made the last 3 years really incredible, and I can’t believe that in July it will all be over, and I will be stepping into the real world of working and not considering 10am an early start (such is student life). But , there still are some months to go, so I will concentrate on making the most of these.