It is that time of year when everyone is slowing down and gearing up for the Christmas holidays. The city centre is well lit and campus has just hosted its annual Christmas market (the best food is eaten here!). But as a third and final year student, this point of the year is basically the beginning of the countdown to the end (of our undergraduate journey).
As with first and second year, there’s a whole load of work that needs to be done over the holidays but this year there is the added pressure of our dissertations as well as applying for jobs or further study. There seems to be this impending sense of doom where stress levels are rising at quite a fast pace and quite frankly, it is a very confusing time where we all feel so prepared for this journey to end but at the same time not wanting it to end.
As I was discussing with a friend, when we were in first and second year those who were in their third year did tell us that the work and the workload of third year is very different to the previous years but we took no heed (our bad!).
It is weird how close we are to the end and that the stakes have been raised so quickly, I don’t think anyone could have anticipated it. Saying that, so far the year has been a blast and I can’t wait to crack on during the holidays and work towards my goals and then come January work just as hard for my final ever semester as an undergraduate!