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Saturday, 21 October 2017

My University Experience // One Month In

So, you'll all notice I've not posted on this blog for about three months - I'm so sorry!! Life has been more than a bit mad, with starting uni and various other things, so I didn't have time to write a post. I had ideas of various posts I wanted to do, but I felt that I didn't want to post something that was rushed and I wasn't 100% happy with.

If any of you follow me on Instagram (there will be a link down the side of the page or along the top if you're viewing this on a laptop and want to check it out), you'll see my bio has changed and the beautiful landscape of Brighton has been featured largely on my feed.

It's official: I'm a University of Brighton Undergraduate! I always feel quite smug saying that, but I do feel it's good to realise you're own achievements. Results day went better than I ever could've expected (ABB holaaaaa) and I got into Brighton uni! Now I've enrolled and gone past the induction phase of my course, everything is starting to settle down and feel like a new 'normal'.

I have to say I've loved every moment of my uni experience so far, particularly meeting so many incredible people from various backgrounds that I wouldn't have otherwise met. Everyone seems so happy and friendly, with plenty of pastoral support, which I always highly rate.

Despite the campus being fairly small and close together, all the buildings are like mazes, meaning there's been plenty of moments where I've piled into the lift with lots of other girls and we've all wondered round completely lost, eventually finding our classroom. Thankfully, 1 month in, I think I vaguely know where everything else is (although the Checkland Building, which any of you will know well if you've studied/are studying at this uni, is a whole 'nother story).

One concern I had was the change from college, in particular the step up in work to do by yourself and a smaller amount of contact hours. I've adjusted to this surprisingly well, and am finding despite loving my lectures and seminars, I do enjoy coming home and being able to work independently. Time organisation has saved me!

Another worry I had was having to socialise and make new friends. I'm an introvert in public situations, but despite this, I've made myself a group of friends and everyone is so friendly there's at least a few people I can talk to in all of my seminar groups, which is nice.

I'm studying Criminology and Sociology BA Hons, which I'm finding incredibly interesting and eye-opening. I was a bit hesitant to go for a joint honours degree, but I feel studying two different subjects that interlink yet are slightly different keeps the course engaging, rather than getting boring and too repetitive.

If any of you would like me to do a uni Q&A, I'll be doing a poll on my twitter account soon, so feel free to check that out! (Again, link down the side).

Katy xx
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