Thoughts on my first year – OurWarwick

Thoughts on my first year

Long time no see! I finally finished all of my exams and I am free from the stress and worry of revisions! I finished on Wednesday with Criminal Law, then had two intense days of packing up my room and seeing my friends, and I just flew back to France this morning. It’s also finally starting to sink in that I’m really done and that I won’t be back until October, so I’ve been thinking a lot about my first year here 🙂

First of all, I never imagined I would enjoy studying Law as much as I have. I’m still undecided about what I want to do after university, but I am confident that I made the right choice in studying Law because I truly love it. Exams were slightly terrifying but it was also great to see how much we have learned this year. While the course is really interesting in itself, I feel like it also helped me grow a lot throughout the year. Seminars forced me to speak up more and organize my thoughts, and the small number of contact hours meant that I had to learn how to plan my time more efficiently and make the most of what we have.

I’m also already quite excited for next year as well, because we got to pick some optional modules. In our first year we only had core modules, but for next year I will be doing two that I chose, and these are International Law and Writing Human Rights which both seem great!

I also loved living on campus and I’ll truly miss it next year. It was so amazing to have everyone and everything in one place and to be within walking distance from anything I could need (this was also helped by the fact that I lived in Whitefields which is a minute away from Rootes Grocery Store, and five from the library). It’s going to be interesting being outside of the ‘Warwick Bubble’ next year in our lovely house in Coventry, although I will miss the convenience of campus life. Hopefully I will still run into plenty of geese when I come on campus though.

What I am really happy about doing this year is trying out new things and seeking out opportunities. Being a bit introverted, this can be slightly stressful but it was very much worth it! I attended so many fascinating talks hosted by the Law School, tried out various societies, and met so many people! Just last week I went to London with a friend to attend a networking event and talk, and the greatest part of it wasn’t the event itself but running around London to catch our train and meeting new people. Nearing the end of the year, I also started taking better advantage of all of the career support available by attending more career talks and meeting with a Careers Consultant which was so helpful in order to put everything into perspective and to start considering possible future plans.

Overall, this has just been a very exciting and interesting first year, and I can honestly say it has exceeded all of my expectations for university and my course.

This is a bit of a short blog because there is so much going on, but as always feel free to ask me any questions you might have about Warwick, or about my course 🙂 And for everybody still going through exams, I wish you the best of luck!

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