Okay, so it’s been a while. A month even. That’s really not good so apologies to anyone who follows my blog religiously (pretty sure no one does to be honest).
I guess I should probably explain my absence just to give you a little update on it all. So, when I last posted, I was just getting ready to go back to Leicester on the 4th September. The reason I needed to be back so early was because I was starting my new job as a Residential Advisor.
What’s a ‘Residential Advisor’ you ask? Of course you didn’t ask but I’ll tell you anyway.
Basically, if you’re living in university accommodation, I’m your first port of call for nearly anything. If you’ve got issues with your room, we’ll help you out as much as we can and direct you to the best solution. Or, if you just want someone to talk to, we’re here for that as well. Issues can be anything from maintenance to noise complaints to just helping to mediate a dialogue between you and your flatmates. We also put on events across the different student accommodations that are 100% free. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourself.
I’ll admit, at times the job has been gruelling, especially when it was arrivals’ weekends. After hearing about what a lot of you freshers got up to at that Welcome party in the Hub, I was glad to have been on from 8am to 6pm. A pretty thankless task when you’re trying to help someone drunk out of a bush and they manage to get vomit on your ID card. But for the most part, it’s pretty good knowing you get to help a lot of people settle in to a huge change like university.
The next big thing for me was my new role as social secretary for the Politics and International Relations (POLAIR) society. I’m the one that gets to organise the social events for the POLITICS society, which I’m sure several readers of my POLITICS blog will have joined (remember to join POLAIR society). So, I’ve been attending committee meetings, working at fresh fair and organising my super, fantastic, you-should-definitely-join, awesome Welcome Bar Crawl! If you’re interested in politics and fancy joining us for a drink, then we’ll be meeting outside the O2 on Wednesday 11th October at 7pm. And if drinking isn’t your thing, we do so many other things as a society like film nights, debates, lectures, Model United Nations, anything that takes your fancy (remember to join POLAIR).
In-between all this, I’ve somehow managed to go out, pretend I’m still a fresher. Although I don’t necessarily miss the long queues to get into the O2.
And so, it has reached the end of the month where we are halfway through freshers. And I’ve finally been able to sit down for long enough to write this. So yeah, I guess I better catch up.