5 Things I’ve Appreciated in Final Year So Far – OurWarwick

5 Things I’ve Appreciated in Final Year So Far

Melissa Kaye | German and Business Studies Contact Melissa

Hi there, welcome to my blog!

I’m sure you’ve been enjoying Alex’s posts so far about German and Business at Warwick and I’m really excited to be joining him in the Ger/Bus blogging team. As a final year, I’ve got a lot to say and share about my degree and I hope my experiences help you get the most out of this highly rewarding course. As you probably know, Warwick has a lot to offer but it’s up to you to take advantage of the opportunities available. As I’ve just survived term 2, I wanted my first post to cover a few things I’ve learned in the previous four months of studying.

. Whether you’re looking for careers advice from a specialist in their field, help with your job search, a CV workshop or a mock interview, everything really is just a click away at Warwick. At the moment, Careers and Skills are mainly located in the lovely new Occulus building and if you fancy a drop-in appointment, you can go in to sign up at 10am or 12pm.

. I’ve ended up with two essays to do over Easter and whilst I will be going home for a few weeks, I don’t want to take home thousands of heavy books. Luckily, the library has amazing access to eBooks and online journal articles and I can even download things to read on the train. In addition, the library has also become accessible ‘24/7’ which means there’s no excuse for not returning books on time.

. I know it’s a little overdramatic but Curiositea really does have a place in my heart. The coffee and hot chocolate specials change on a weekly basis and if I’m working on an essay in the library, the promise of a flavoured coffee is the best way to motivate myself to study.

Although my tutor has been there for me since day one, I’ve really appreciated him these past few months and I can’t rate the personal tutor system at Warwick highly enough. Personal tutors are assigned before you come to Warwick and they provide pastoral support which can cover everything from personal worries affecting your education to reassuring final years that all the hard work will pay off. They are basically your life coach at university.

I’ll be writing about this in future posts but I’ve definitely appreciated living on campus for my final year. As much as I loved living in Leamington in my second year, I also love the convenience of a 5-minute walk to my seminars.

I hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to leave comments and questions. 😊

Melissa Kaye | German and Business Studies Contact Melissa

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