Summer reflection – OurWarwick
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Summer reflection

This has been my most difficult, yet rewarding & best summer ever! I was blessed with a nearly 4 month holiday and am proud of what I’ve achieved within that time: I’ve received a graduate job offer, travelled and most importantly, recharged my batteries ready for my final year. I‘m now ready to return to uni & face any challenges- especially writing a dissertation.  

 

June:

I finished exams before any of my friends so I planned a spontaneous 2-week trip to Spain. I only paid £35 for a return flight & stayed with family/ friends in Salamanca and Madrid. I learnt so much about myself this holiday, whilst realising that working abroad wouldn’t be an extraordinary feat, rather I’d like to do it at some point in time. I then returned to treasure my favourite time at uni (when everyone has finished exams so you do absolutely nothing but enjoy yourselves).

Reflection:

The best plans can come from having no plans

Your own company can be your best company

https://our.warwick.ac.uk/my-first-experience-of-travelling-alone-2/

 

June-August:

My internship lasted 10 weeks in London. I made some amazing friends, learnt I want to live in London and secured a graduate job (so I can avoid the having to attend every single careers fair and application process in my final year). For this reason alone I really recommend applying to an internship if you’re a penultimate year student.

Reflection:

Summer is a useful time to think about your future career path and how to get there

https://our.warwick.ac.uk/a-northerner-living-down-south/

 

September:

So far this is my most relaxing month. I’ve just spent a week in Málaga where my grandparents live and I’m now back in my hometown Preston. I’m having such an amazing time as I’ve barely been back since Easter half-term and it’s so lovely to spend time with family & friends here. I still have a week before I move back to Leam so amidst the relaxing, I’m preparing for uni and starting to think about my dissertation which is a big part of my degree in final year. Towards the end of the week, I’ll also pack for uni, which always makes me so excited to go back! 

Reflection: 

Rest is as important as work

There’s no place like home

 

When I get to Leam:

After my week in Preston, I’m going back to Leamington to get there in time for week 0! Although I’m a third year, I’m completely embracing this week as we’ve never had a lecture-free freshers before! Apart from the nights out and exploring Leam, I’ll be on campus most days- the sports & societies fair, the events (inflatable fun day, piazza movie screening, Nick Grimshaw radio 1 bus) and working as an economics student ambassador. 

Writing this is getting me so excited to get back to uni! My next blog will be about about tips for freshers & my personal reflection on first year.

See you soon 🙂 

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