On the 12th of May at 16.30, my friend and I made our way up to the Third Floor of the Attenborough Tower to hand in our finished Research Projects (a whole 4 days before the deadline). After a whole year of seemingly endless reading and writing and a couple of sleepless nights it was finally time to say goodbye and hope for the best. But, as much as a relief it is to have handed it in, I have actually immensely enjoyed writing it. I particularly loved conducting the interviews as I was able to meet so many lovely people in my village and get lots of cups of tea! And it has been so rewarding to see all that hard work turn into a 10,000 word printed and bound document and to know that it is my own research.
If you want to know more about my progress with the Research Project then check out some of my previous blogs from this year. Also during this semester I have handed in two other assignments. One 2,500 essay on global poverty and development a 5,000 word Case Study on space and place.
But, my degree is still not complete. I still have a 2 hour exam on the 3rd June for which I have rather a lot of reading to catch up on before I even tackle revision. But, with 3 weeks still to go, I feel confident that I have enough time to get it all done. I have made sure that I have social events planned to stop me going totally insane with revision and to make the most of my final few weeks in Leicester. I am particularly excited for Monday as I will be attending the LCFC victory parade. I am not remotely interested in football as a sport but the impact that this win has had on the city has been immense. Everywhere is so lively and everyone is so happy. And with the parade ending just a few metres away from my house there is absolutely no reason not to go to it. It’s also dissertation hand in day for Sociology students so I will most certainly be out celebrating anyway. It’s so important to give yourself breaks from work, even if that just involves sitting in Victoria Park with friends or going out for a meal. I am planning on writing a blog in the near future outlining my favourite things to do in Leicester to give you some ideas.
So there we are, an update on where I am with my degree. It’s getting so close to the end for me now. I can’t quite believe how fast my time here has gone. I was warned before I came to University that time will fly by and it certainly has. But I feel like I have made the most of it. I’ve worked hard but had fun at the same time. I will be very sad to leave. For now though, I’d like to say good luck to everybody doing exams 🙂