Economics Final Countdown Social
On Tuesday 4th of February 2020, I attended the Economics social event for finalists. I haven’t attended a social with the Economics Department, and I believe this may be one of the last few opportunities for me to mingle with my fellow course mates, lecturers and staff of the Economics Department. Hence, I decided to go and persuaded my friend to join this event.
We went into the Panorama Rootes building, where the event was held. We were then given 3 vouchers for drinks and I sat at a table which had people I am familiar with. There was a friend that I met when I was in Classical and Modern Dance (CMD) in first year and then there is somebody I know who have taken an Interdisciplinary module with me.
We then got our main course. I told the person in charge of the event beforehand that I only eat halal meat, so I was really happy to find out that the chicken served was halal! Which in a way, broke my one-week vegetarian streak. As we were eating, we heard speeches from the Undergraduate Student Experience and Engagement Coordinator Rosie, then our Head of Department, Jeremy Smith, followed by the President of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC). It really dawned on me at that time that I don’t have much time left in university. The worst part is, I have only started enjoying every bit of university! As I mentioned before, this year, I chose the modules that I genuinely like, so I really do enjoy what I’m doing, as compared to previous years. I then immediately told myself to enjoy these last few moments of university, instead of lamenting about the short time I have in university.
While I was eating, I also managed to talk to my course mate whom I met in CMD. It’s been two years since we’ve talked to each other so it was really nice to reconnect with old friends. We were both talking about the uncertainty of our future, the challenges that we need to overcome in the workplace and basically caught up with each other’s lives! I also walked around and met some of my other friends and asked how they were. Most of them have already finished their presentation for their dissertation, which scares me a tad bit because my presentation is coming up next week and I am not prepared. Thankfully, my supervisor’s office hour is on the next day so I made a mental note to myself to update her on my progress.
Then, it was time for the highlight of the night; DANCING! They set up a dancefloor in the middle of the room, and there was a DJ. Most people who don’t know me would not know that I am a dancer and would not resist a good music. Thus, when there was good music, I immediately went on the dancefloor and started dancing. I invited my friends along and honestly had the best time of my life. It got more interesting when the DJ played “Ayy Macarena” and everyone was dancing to it, including the staff of the Economics Department. Honestly, watching Jeremy Smith doing the “Ayy Macarena” dance was the best moment of 2020. Afterwards, it was just a lot of dancing with my coursemates and catching up with friends I haven’t seen for a long time.
I left slightly earlier because I needed to wake up early for my supervisor’s office hour the next day. But it really was a confidence booster when some of the Economics staff came up to me and complimented my dancing. They even asked me to teach them dancing whenever I pop by the UG office!
All in all, last Tuesday was really a night to remember! I did end up getting a blister on my right foot from the dancing, but I genuinely had so much fun. It was really fun to see lecturers and the staff of Economics Department outside of academic events and to see them having fun with the students!
Honestly, times like these will really make me miss Warwick University once I graduate! I’ve got 5 more months here, and I will try my best to make the most out of it.