The exam period is over! Hooray! I survived (just). There was a small moment of doubt to whether I would when I drew a face on a banana and sent a story of it to my friends on snapchat, but I made it through. Just a small moment of revision madness. I’d like to thank my friends, family, the lovely staff at Starbucks, and the SU team for all the bubble wrap. With January exams done, the FINAL SEMESTER of my degree has now begun. *hides under desk* As the first week draws to a close, I thought I’d catch you up on what’s been happening since I last blogged.
So, the exams ended, obviously. No surprises that I celebrated by crawling into bed and having a film/trashy tv/napping binge. I didn’t spend the entirety of my celebrations in bed, but if I wasn’t out doing something, you can guarantee I was in a onesie and wrapped in a duvet.
I went out on an impromptu ‘bar crawl’ with some friends, which turned into cocktails at Hakamou and Firebug. If you haven’t visited either of those bars yet, I would highly recommend them. We had a great night. The perfect end to a stressful few weeks; having a night with friends where you have nothing to think about but having fun. Oh, and gin cake. We made gin cake. It was amazing, definitely worth a try.
Last Saturday, the ULWRFC new girls (and a few of the old girls) traveled to Nottingham Trent to play in a freshers tournament. It was a brilliant day, though we were exhausted by the end of it. We won two games against Trent, drew with Nottingham Uni, and lost to Loughborough. Bruised and aching, we crawled onto our coach home, and then went to eat our body weights in a well-deserved, post-match Nando’s. Our first team also played at home against Nottingham Trent in the BUCS League. Unfortunately, we lost 36-20, but we’re not going to let that get us down. We’re away against Cambridge next Wednesday, and the run up to Varsity has now begun, so we’ve got lots to look forward to and prepare for.
Speaking of preparing for Varsity, last night saw us doing a 3-step fitness test in the snow last night. It was tough, but we pulled together as a team. Nothing will stop us against DMU!
Also in rugby news, our social this week was fruit and veg themed. I never imagined I’d ever see three bunches of grapes having a fight and chasing each other round a pub (there was a bit of a balloon war going on, dubbed “Grape of Thrones”), whilst I sat backed and watched, dressed as a carrot.
On the maths side, as I said, the start of my final semester has begun, which is a daunting prospect. This means the start of new modules, and this semester I’ll be studying History of Mathematics, Complex Analysis, and Number Theory. I’ll explain a bit more about those in future posts, in particular Complex Analysis, which is causing some interesting debate amongst the students taking it with the new teaching/assessment method. I’m enjoying the change, personally, so I’m hoping others will come around!
All in all, that’s about it for my catch up, so until next time, all the best. I’m off to do some history reading.