First of all: hello everyone! I’m Alice and I’m really excited about starting this blog!
I used to read Joanna’s blog before coming to university, and I’d like to thank her for all the help she’s given! I hope I’ll be able to do the same!
First year’s over now, and I can’t believe how much has happened in just a few months! All the people I’ve met and all the experiences I’ve had in such a short period of time never cease to amaze me. But now it’s time to look at the future!
As you may now from my profile I’m Italian, therefore I’m spending most part of the summer at home. Funny to see such sunshine after England… joking, joking, don’t take it too personal. 😛
I love England, and I’m sure I’ll miss it very soon! But thanks to internet I can’t really say I’m leaving it behind! Right now I’m managing talking to my friends, looking for a job, dealing with university matters, and overall getting ready for next year! Therefore I can’t really say I’m 100% on holyday …but who am I kidding, all my Italian friends have exams throughout the summer (Italian universities are terrible about exams..) so sometimes I feel like I’ve got it easy compared to them. But then I look back at last year’s journey, and all the new things I’ve learned and accomplished. What really strikes me is the amount of practical work I’m doing, like, writing reports and learning how to compute and interpret data. I’ve been to a couple of Italian Psychology lectures before, but their system is just so theoretical! I’ve no idea how they’re gonna learn how to work. Really not my case: a big part of our Practical module is based on our results in those reports, and not really on the exam (sigh, that’s too bad). I honestly think those tasks are way harder than exams, but then again First Year exams are all MCQs, which I didn’t find very difficult. Next year is gonna be so challenging! But for now, I’ll do my best to enjoy summer, and my time in Italy!
Talk to you soon!