My favourite memories of my time at Warwick
I have officially graduated from the university of Warwick! I can’t quite believe my three years have come to an end and I am officially a Warwick graduate. I have loved every minute of being here and studying here and I wish I could do it all over again. I have met my friends for life and worked so hard which has paid off. I thought I’d write this blog post reflecting on my time at Warwick and my favourite memories.
I couldn’t pick my favourite university year as all three years have taught me so much and I have grown as a person each year. For me the final year of my university experience was challenging, like it was for everyone this year; the COVID year where all teaching went online. It was hard as during lockdowns we were all mentally exhausted but still writing our dissertations and assignments. Now I can look back and know all those hours in the library were worth it to achieve the grade I had dreamed of. Second year, which was last year for me, stands out. This is pre-COVID times, and a year filled with joy, but cut short at the end of term 2 because of COVID. We were able to have society balls my favourite being CMD and Linguistics. These were happy times and I wish I could click my fingers and go back to partying with 100 people in a fabulous hotel all dressed up in ball gowns again!
The hard work and high standard of teaching has pushed my academic abilities and made me achieve things I would have dreamt of three years ago. My department and the standard of education you are given here is first class, pardon the pun, and one I will forever be grateful for. My academic abilities have excelled over the last three years, and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have without the patience and time from my lecturers and peers. I have completed research projects on subjects I am very passionate about and accomplished a dissertation on a very poignant topic that means a lot to me. I have learnt so much and my degree has taught me so many life lessons too. It took blood, sweat and tears working very hard with sleepless nights in the library, but it was all worth it to achieve a first. Nothing in life comes easy and this sure wasn’t an easy road, but was one that has taught me so much. Being part of the ‘COVID year’ has built students strong resilience and adaptability. Whatever happens, a pandemic or not, we can come together and strive for success even in the hardest of times.
I have so many amazing memories of the last three years but truly the people around me have made my experience. Without the friends I have made at Warwick, my experience wouldn’t have been the same. The nights out, laughs and bonds formed are so special and have made the three years unforgettable.
My biggest advice to prospective students coming to university in September or current undergraduate students, is take your university experience with both hands and embrace every opportunity that comes your way. It has been the most amazing three years of my life and I am sure it will be the same for you. Enjoy every experience and good luck to you all!