What university taught me about IQ – OurWarwick

What university taught me about IQ

One of the things I often hear people say to me is…"you study a lot, don’t you?" and the answer I’d give is "I have to". I don’t know what they think of that response and whether they understand but I just mean to say that I have no choice. Nothing is more annoying than having people tell you that they don’t go to their lectures and tutorials and somehow 48 hours before their exams, they can study and get their results.

Life seems very unfair when this happens that I really have to do all this reading to get decent looking results and, to be honest, to ensure that I am not kicked out of university while there are people out there so naturally smart that they don’t have to put nearly the same amount of effort in to get the results.

Warwick is a place full of bright people and it is very inspiring. You get so many role models in terms of all the academics so bright and successful in their fields and other friends as well with everyone having their own academic strengths that is interesting to see and quite motivating as well be it somebody’s practical skills or love for organic chemistry.

The past year I spent literally saying to myself to not think about others and do things my way. Very annoying how some people just understand and find very tough concepts simple to learn but I guess in life, you can either live thinking you can’t have it all your way or thinking I’m going to make it all work my way.

I don’t feel bad about the lack of social life because a) it is getting better and b) I enjoy reading books anyway. Second floor of the library is the best and the dark mocha is the best drink.

If you’re one of those people who don’t have to work hard, great. If you do, well, don’t ever feel like you’re any less than others! It is all about the hard work and only recently I had a lecturer tell us how pursuing a degree is not a simple task. It involves a lot of pain, sweat and hard work so embrace the process although at times it feels very intense and, frankly, a struggle. As long as you have a sense of achievement and you’re learning and you’re getting the worth of your degree and you’re enjoying exploring your subject, it is all fine!

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