Year 2: Term 2- My Roundup! – OurWarwick

Year 2: Term 2- My Roundup!

Going into this term, I was excited. Last year, term 2 had been entirely online, so I didn’t really know what to expect. Truth be told, this term has felt like a non-stop whirlwind of experiences. Now, we’ve reached the holidays, and I thought it would be a nice time to look back on this term, to talk about things that I haven’t mentioned much on here, and to look ahead to term 3.


So I know I have mentioned being a member of Warwick Pole and Aerial Arts on my blogs before, but I haven’t really talked about it much, and it’s fair to say a lot more has changed since my last aerial update. I have now created a few new routines, and I’ve performed my latest solo as well. It’s such a good experience, I’m really loving it. Now, I’m usually found at Jams, practicing moves as well as learning new ones in classes. Since the start of term, I have also begun teacher training for strength and stretch classes, which I enjoy doing.

But it’s not just the lessons anymore! I also went to my first formal with WPAA at the end of term, which was such a fun experience. So nice to see everyone in while wearing something that isn’t sweaty gym clothes! I have also recently been elected onto the society’s exec, as the new Secretary and Welfare Officer. Now, I’m on with training for my new role, but I’m so excited to represent such a welcoming, incredible group of people!

WIE Fellowship

Another new thing is that I have been appointed as one of the newest fellows at the Warwick Institute of Engagement. The institute aims to help improve how the University involves the public, key influencers, and decision-makers in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, as well as being to improve how the University communicates its story and value to these groups.

This may sound somewhat confusing. Simply put, the institute is working on outreach, making it more of a two-way, interactive process, getting more involved with the public, bringing them into projects as well as going out to support them where the university can help. As a fellow, I’m part of a learning circle, where we discuss our goals, as an institute,  for engagement, what progress we have made so far, and how to further improve this.

Each of the fellows holds our own reasons for being there, for why engagement matters to us. We each have our own experiences with engagement, and we use this to work for the better. So far, I’m enjoying my experience. I have been accepted for a period of 2 years, so I’m ready to see what this experience has in store for me!

Instagram Takeovers!

As you may have seen, I’ve started doing takeovers for the@UniversityofWarwick Instagram stories! On my takeovers, I spend my time answering questions on a variety of topics, giving people an insight into what my life is like as a Warwick university student. These have been a lot of fun to do, although I don’t think I’ll ever quite get used to meeting people who tell me they recognize me from Instagram….

I’ve been busy this term. I’ve had some amazing adventures with my friends, making incredible memories. Not everything has gone my way all the time, but that’s just helped make me stronger. And I always know that the department will support me in any way they can. Personal Tutor meetings have made such a difference to my university experience this term. I know that no matter how I’m feeling, I always have someone I can turn to and that they will support me to achieve my goals. From helping me navigate deadlines to giving me advice on different situations, the support has been invaluable, reminding me why Warwick is so great for me.

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