Reflecting on My Degree: Part 2
After spending the day putting the finishing touches on my dissertation, I thought that it would be a good time to write the second part of my university reflections blog post.
I’m not sure what my feelings about third year actually are. It hasn’t been easy, but I wouldn’t say that it’s been more difficult than second year either. It’s just been third year. Of course, it would have been so much better face to face, purely because I’ve missed the social interaction. The quality of teaching on my degree has still been of the highest caliber, even if it has been online.
One thing that I’ve loved about third year is the fact that I’ve had the opportunity to try my hand at different things. In the Autumn term, I took a 15 CAT Screenwriting module. This was not only great fun, but I also think that it added more strings to my bow.
I’m not going to lie and say that third year hasn’t had it’s disappointments. A few weeks ago I received a grade that I wasn’t too pleased with and it crushed me a little. It was for an essay that I thought that I’d written really well, but I guess I just didn’t click with it. I couldn’t stay down about it for too long though, I haven’t had time!
I have LOVED working on my dissertation. I’m not going to say that haven’t been times where it it has been stressful, but I just love to learn. I know, that probably makes me a geek, but it’s true. I also had a wonderful supervisor and wrote on a topic that I’m really interested in, so that helped a lot!
On that note, I thought that I’d share my plans for the future. I’m currently in the process of applying for the Taught Masters in Film and Television at Warwick. It just seems like the natural next step to me. Ultimately, I want to become a Teaching Fellow in the subject (for which you also need a PHD). However, I’m aware that the academic job market is very precarious. One can dream! As I’ve said, I love to learn, so any further education certainly won’t be a waste.
As I come to the end of my undergraduate degree, I can wholeheartedly say that I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. I love our Warwick Film and TV family so much.
Current students, how are you feeling about coming to the end of your current year of study? Incoming students, how are you feeling about results day? Let me know in the comments below!