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Being a ‘graduand’

So I only figured out what the word ‘graduand’ meant a couple of weeks ago. It refers to that weird limbo period in final year where you finish your exams but you have not yet graduated and its the position that most of us final years are in. After 3 years of grueling exams (okay …

48 hours in Wroclaw

Picture this – we’re sitting in my room late one evening armed with our laptops and various flight booking websites, trying to compete with each other on who could get the cheapest flight to somewhere in Europe. What was the result? We booked tickets to Wrocław, Poland for £45 return. Finally, for three days I …

The National Student Survey 2017

What is the survey? “The survey is made up of 27 questions covering things such as the teaching on your course, assessment and feedback, academic support, learning resources, the Students’ Union and your overall satisfaction.“ –   Aimed at undergraduate students in final year –   Takes around 10 minutes –   Multiple choice questions –   Opinion box at …

Uni: Top Five Moments

This day has finally come, where I am writing my final blog post for the university. It also means that I am no longer a student at the university. Don’t get me wrong, I am so glad to be done with exams (for a while at least). However I am not quite ready to stop being …

And now, the end is near…

The end of uni is hurtling towards us at breakneck speed and the nostalgic juices have been flowing each time we’ve done a ‘last time we’ll ever…’ activity. In first year, we religiously followed an Impact bucket list guide to Nottingham and managed to complete an impressive amount of it, but it seems that we …

A Final Year’s Bucket List

With my last day of lectures tomorrow, my final hand-ins approaching and my dissertation just around the corner, the end is ver much nigh for me (I do a great degree that doesn’t have exams btw). The more little hurdles I pass the more real it’s becoming… and scary. I can remember getting my offer …

Things Not To Ask a Final Year

It’s that time in a third year’s life when things are starting to accumulate. The work loads looming, dissertation and project deadlines creeping, the omniscient real-life approaching… But I’m not alone in my sorrow and stress. We final years gather together and share our woes, discussing the questions that trouble us so. Especially after a …

Abstract Thoughts of a Third Year

The ‘any plans after uni’ question makes me realise I still don’t know what I’m doing with my life.   Telling someone I’m in third year isn’t as sexy as it sounds. “I’m a Fresher” suggests freedom, copious nights out on the town, and a general endeavour for fun. Second years allude mysteriousness: living in …

Final Year Feels

I cannot believe this year has finally come, it is both terrifying and exciting. While being in final year marks my very near arrival into the real world and having a job, I am also quite excited at the prospect of finally getting to put what I have learned and will learn this coming year …

4 Reasons Being On 4-Year Course is Great (and not so great)

  PROs 1. Putting off “Real World” Responsibilities (for the time-being) You get to put off post university responsibilities for at least another year. Think about it, while your university friends who are graduating this year are stressing about things like finding a job or moving back home you are still warm in your little university bubble! …