Finishing my degree!
… and just like that, we’ve finished! I submitted my final assessment on Monday morning and officially finished my degree. It felt pretty weird to click a button on my laptop and suddenly finish three years of study! I was definitely relieved to have submitted all my essays, as the last few weeks have been pretty busy with one assessment after another. It felt great to know all the hard work was done and I could finally relax, but having said that, it also felt a bit strange. You go from 100 to 0 very quickly, and suddenly all the deadlines and work have disappeared. I think it will take a bit of time to adjust to being on holiday and having no reading/essays/deadlines to keep on top of — but I’m enjoying the relaxation so far!
In this blog, I wanted to sum up this strange time. You have an end point to work towards for months, and when it finally arrives, it’s quite a weird feeling! You suddenly have all the time you wished you’d had a few weeks earlier, and for me, I’m not quite sure yet what to do with it! I’ve been so used to rushing around to make sure I get all of the work done, so having time on my hands is nice but a little weird. I remember feeling the same way when I finished my GCSEs and A Levels, so I know it takes a bit of getting used to. Nevertheless, it’s a great opportunity to relax and do the things you might not have had time for recently, whether that’s seeing friends, getting back into your hobbies, or just having a bit more down time.
It’s important to take the time to celebrate your achievements — you’ve completed your degree! It’s a pretty remarkable thing. Three years (with some ‘unprecedented circumstances’ in the middle), countless essays, and a lot of hard work, and you’ve done it! It’s so important to commemorate this by spending time with friends and family celebrating and feeling proud of what you’ve achieved. You definitely deserve it! With a long summer break ahead, I’m really looking forward to catching up with friends and doing all the fun things I’ve been putting on hold when the essays took over.
I also think it’s important to reflect on your time at uni. Although it flew by for me, three years is a long time. I’m sure we all learned a lot and have loads of experiences and memories to look back on. Looking back on those things has reminded me of everything I want to make the most of before I leave Warwick this summer, like seeing friends, going to certain events I’ve enjoyed in the past, and so on. Now we don’t have the work to keep us busy, it’s a great time to do those things you enjoy and maximise the final weeks of Term 3.
A huge congratulations if you’ve also just finished your degree, or if you’ve come to the end of your A Levels or 1st or 2nd Years. Your hard work has paid off! Take some time to relax and bask in the glory of pressing ‘submit’ on Tabula. I hope you have a great time celebrating and enjoy the rest of term.