Happy Holidays and Hello 2015

December, the month of festivities! Christmas meals, Christmas drinks, Christmas snacks, Christmas films, the list goes on…

For me, December began in an incredibly stressful fashion. 8th December marked the deadline for a politics essay I had been slaving over for weeks. I find it really difficult to work at the best of times, so when I was still in lectures and seminars it was even harder to motivate myself to get essay writing. I also had two Spanish exams in December: a written exam on top of a ten minute oral presentation. Thankfully both went rather well and I’m on target!

Now we find ourselves in January. A whole new year and, fingers crossed, a whole new start! I’m currently struggling to write two essays whilst simultaneously revising for three exams next week, so I figured I would take a break and point out that it is so important to split your time between work and relaxation.

The Christmas break is given to us for a reason. Not only to celebrate Christmas and see in the New Year, but to give us the chance to relax and recover from ten weeks of hard work before Christmas. The university doesn’t expect us to spend the whole break in front of our laptop screens or reading volumes after volumes and I think it is worth remembering that!

Yes, now I am unbelievably panicked about my upcoming deadlines and exams, but for the next week I am prepared to dedicate the entirety of my time to revision and hard work. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Hasta luego,


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Katie has now graduated from the University of Leicester. Hola, salut, ciao! I'm Katie and I'm a 4th year European Studies (Spanish and Politics) student. I spent my year abroad teaching in Spain. On top of my studies I love spending time with friends, rowing, shopping, nights out and nights in with rom-coms/plenty of chocolate and, of course, travelling!

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