At 11.30am on Friday I walked out of the Charles Wilson building having just completed my final exam of Third Year. Having celebrated all day (and night) on Friday and attending the Riverside Festival with my housemates yesterday its only now that I have had time to think that its sunk in that my time at university has, sadly, come to an end. But what a three years it has been! There is no exaggeration when I say it has been life-changing. I have become more confident and independent, made friends for life and experienced so many new and different things. Whilst it’s been tough along the way, university has been an incredible experience and one I would recommend to anybody.
So what’s next for me?
Well, I have various social activities planned this week including the return of my best friend to Leicester after his year abroad and my 21st birthday. I will then be packing up my stuff to leave Leicester on the 12th of June (there will be tears!). I then have a trip to Ireland before returning to Leicester on the 15th July to graduate. After then I’ll have a month to relax at home in Norfolk before once again packing up all my stuff but this time heading down to Southampton (well Fareham to be specific) to start my graduate role as a Social Researcher for Office for National Statistics. But I don’t think it will be goodbye to Leicester forever. Having lived here for three years now I have come to love the place and I’ll certainly be returning next year to visit my friends who have a further year of study.