I remember my first few weeks of university last year being hectic, with so much information being thrown my way and so many things to attend and listen to. Little did I know that second year would be even more jam-packed and manic. Here are the things that have kept me busy these first weeks at university that I’m excited to see evolve throughout the year.

My house

I’m in a house this year! Living with five of my closest friends has already been so much fun, from snuggling on the sofa watching Twilight to spontaneous trips to Kelsey’s. We had a few things to sort out on first arriving, but now we’re all settled in and getting into our studies (and socials), I can’t wait to see the adventures we’ll get up to. It’s also been great fun visiting friends’ houses to see how they’re living; after all, once you’ve seen one Sherbourne flat, you’ve seen them all.

My course

I’ve had my first introductory lectures and seminars and my modules are well underway. I have four modules; European World, the British Problem, Africa and the Cold War, and the Rise of Modern China, hopefully all of which will be interesting. While I haven’t missed the bags of reading to do, the modules will really challenge me and it will be good to learn about areas of history I’ve hardly touched before.

Cheerleading

These weeks have been jam-packed with all things Devils. I’m coaching the pom squad this year as well as trying out for other squads so I’ve been dancing most evenings. I’m so excited to get started on coaching, I’ve been having so many ideas over summer I can’t wait to see them in action. I’ve also been going to more socials the Devils have so I can experience all aspects of the club, and I have not been disappointed so far!

Warwick Tap

I’m also eager to see what Warwick Tap has in stall for this year. Cory (my fellow Social Sec and teacher) and I have been busy over summer planning socials, choreographing dances and trying to organise Tap’s first ever domestic tour. Fingers crossed our plans come together, but regardless it will be great to see Tap grow and stay busy all year.

So, these are just a few of the things that will keep me occupied all year, and I’m sure you’ll find or maybe already have your own. My advice would be to keep yourself busy and get excited about the little things you do on a daily basis to make the most of your year. I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us all.