How’s it all going?
The year is well and truly underway and it’s already becoming clear that second year really is the time to start thinking ahead! Freshers is coming to an end, the workload is increasing, and the reality of being a second year is suddenly kicking in.
The first big difference to being a fresher is the new stress of budgeting. Living in Leamington does have the perks of not getting taxis for nights out, but with it also brings new temptations right on your doorstep taking the form of Nandos and New Look. Living in halls can seem a bit isolated at times but it is definitely a lifesaver for your budget. This year is all about turning a blind eye to the sale in River Island as you get off the bus and wondering how cold it really has to be before you even dare to mention the word ‘heating’ to your housemates. Living in a student town also brings the challenge of sticking to your promise when you say you’re "only out for one drink tonight," (NB. this phrase will almost definitely result in a slightly drunken trip to Kelsey’s). But living in such a vibrant, lively student town is fantastic and I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Enough about my shopping struggles though, what’s been going on at the uni recently?
Just before the beginning of term I helped the Applied Linguistics department at one of the university open days. It was a long shift but I had a great time and would definitely recommend it to anyone who fancies filling some spare time, earning cash, and even getting a free lunch out of it! There are loads of opportunities like this throughout the year so keep your eyes peeled! Student ambassadors are a similar position if you can’t get into the open day teams and these occur more frequently too.
More on how my term is going in the next post!