Looking back on Term 2
Somehow it’s already the Easter holidays — it seems to have come out of nowhere! 10 weeks have passed since Christmas (with a reading week in the middle for us humanities students), and as we go into a much-needed Easter break, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on last term. Compared to school, the uni terms are short so always seem to fly by. I think this means that the work is more condensed and, alongside extracurriculars and everything else going on around us, term time can be pretty full on. I really enjoyed Term 2, but it was certainly tiring! Nonetheless, here are 3 things that stand out to me from Term 2:
- Balls and dinners
Most sports clubs and societies hold their annual balls/dinners in Term 2, which are always the highlight of the calendar. You get dressed up, travel to a fancy venue, and have a lovely evening with your friends. Some of my favourite uni memories have been at these events, so I would definitely recommend adding one to your uni bucket list! We all have great memories and pictures to look back on. It makes a nice change from the usual attire for sports training and hurried meetings with friends from societies!
I’d be overlooking an important part of the last term if I didn’t mention the work. As a Third Year, the workload can be pretty full on at times. I’m a History student, so have been kept busy with plenty of reading to prepare for seminars, essay deadlines, and my dissertation. It’s been difficult to balance all of this at times, and I’ve felt pretty busy this term trying to make sure I stay on top of things. Having said that, I’m lucky that I really enjoy my modules, which makes the work much more enjoyable to do! When the work has piled up, I’ve made sure to take breaks and destress, and reorganise my time a little.
3. Time with friends
Living with friends can often be an important part of the uni experience, and it’s certainly been something I’ve enjoyed as a I look back on Term 2. Living with friends can be a lot of fun, and a very welcome distraction from work! My housemates and I are all in the same boat — we know we’re all busy with essays and what the degree entails — so it’s great to be able to catch up with them at the end of the day. There are always people nearby to chat to and unwind with, and they’ve been such an important part of my Third Year at Warwick.
It’s been a great (and busy) Term 2. Whilst I’ve got plenty of work to keep me busy over Easter, I’m looking forward to taking time off and enjoying the break with my family and friends. I’m looking forward to my final term at Warwick (can’t wrap my head around that yet!) when I come back after Easter, and making the most of the final weeks before I graduate.