Looking forward to 2018
Two years ago yesterday was the day I published my first ever blog. I love reading through my old posts and seeing what exciting things I have done whilst at university; it’s easy to get bogged down with deadlines and commitments and forget all the good stuff that’s happened! Now that I am back in Leamington, I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of university life, and I can’t wait to see what cool things will happen in 2018…
In Term 1, I was elected as the UG Faculty Rep for Physics and Formal Sciences. Since then, I have attended several meetings, and been invited to a few more, as a student representative. This year, I have some plans to put into motion which should (fingers crossed!) make a real difference. The Education Exec, which I also sit on, also has some good plans for the coming year. I am planning to do a blog post in the next few weeks outlining in more detail what I have been up to, so if you have any questions about my role please get in touch!
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do with your life when you get to university. I chose to study Maths and Physics because I was interested in them and I was good at the subjects. I didn’t have the foggiest idea what my post-university plans would be. Now in my third year, slowly but surely, I am starting to realise what areas of maths and physics I am really passionate about. One such topic is fluid dynamics, which is in the area of applied maths. Last year, the physics department taught a fluid dynamics module and it started to get me excited about this field. Starting this term, the maths department are teaching a more advanced fluids module. If I were to do a PhD, it would be in this sort of area, so I am really looking forward to it! I have heard that it is quite challenging, but I think that my interest in it will make the hard work more manageable.
Last year, I was the Warwick Tap Show Coordinator and helped organise Pizazz. This year I am not, but I am just as excited for Pizazz! The new Show Co is doing such a brilliant job, and I cannot wait to see all the hard work pay off.
Since I joint teach the beginner’s tap class, I am currently in the process of choreographing their dance for Pizazz. It is a joint dance with the beginners and the rest of Warwick Tap and to a song from the musicals. It’s been a lot of fun to choreograph so far so I have a good feeling about the final performance!
Physics and Astronomy Societies Ball
One of my university highlights are all the balls. Most academic societies host a ball during the year, and there are also Sports Ball, Societies Ball and Grad Ball at the end of the year. They are a great opportunity to dress up formally, have dinner at a nice hotel then dance the night away with friends! This year, I am planning on going to the Physics and Astronomy Societies Ball. It’s being held in Jephson Gardens, which is conveniently very close to my house! Last summer I saw weddings taking place in the venue, so it’s an exciting venue for the ball. Especially as a couple of my friends are graduating this year and this will be our final ball together, it promises to be a great, memorable evening.