It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
This term has absolutely flown by – how is it Week 9 already?! Having handed in my last pieces of assessed work last Friday I am definitely feeling in a Christmassy mood, not least because the lights are up in Leamington and look beautiful! I also visited the Christmas market in Leamington last Sunday, which made me feel even more festive.
It’s so important to take some time out and truly relax over the holidays. I know that first year maths students have January exams, and my advice to you all would be to revise (obviously!) but still have a break too. Coming into Term 2 feeling burnt out is not conducive for good mental health or good exam results! The exams are important, but at the end of the day it isn’t the end of the world if the January exams don’t go as well as you would like them to. Those exams were my worst exams and I’m still doing pretty well in my degree overall!
I am really looking forward to having a break over the holidays. This term has been really busy with lectures, programming assignments, teaching beginner’s tap, learning judo and becoming a Faculty Rep so I feel like a rest is long overdue! My plan for the holiday is to meet up with friends and family back home, eat plenty of home cooked meals and catch up on sleep! Not wanting to completely neglect doing university work, I also want to revise the modules I have studied this term. I find doing this makes it a lot less stressful when it comes to proper revision in Term 3.
If you’re at a loss of what to do on campus to get in the festive spirit, I would recommend trying the Christmas specials at Curiositea (Chocolate Orange hot chocolate anyone?!). The Bread Oven are also doing roast dinner specials; I can’t wait to try one of those this week. The Christmas tree is up outside the Arts Centre too, and the lights are being switched on tomorrow. There will also be some society performances which should be great to watch!
Here is the programme of everything Christmassy that is happening soon!