It’s been almost 4 months since I have posted on my blog wow. This first term at Uni has gone so quickly. I have really enjoyed it, it has been filled with such highs and a few lows as there always is.
I went to Uni after a difficult start to 2018 and a tough time in sixth form to be honest. I didn’t know what to expect. I was very very nervous but so excited to have the new start I craved for so long.
Freshers I never expected to enjoy freshers as much as I did because I am not massively into drinking but there were not just club nights on offer but also other activities such as movie nights. There are also a variety of clubs which are not too far from my accommodation, including some indie rock clubs which I really love! I had lots of fun with my flat mates and friends from my course who I met through introductory activities.
I did also struggle in freshers week. I could barely sleep if I didn’t go out to a club because of a deadly mixture of my anxiety and the noise at my accommodation throughout our freshers two weeks. I also had very little appetite during the week and had to force myself to eat main meals instead of snacking. My anxiety has calmed down with the help of some some old friends and some amazing friends I have met at uni who I will always be eternally grateful for.
I also struggled with feeling like I fit into my accommodation sometimes, I have made some friends there but the majority of my friends live closer to our university so I spend more time with them.
I’m glad I pushed myself to go out and meet new people during freshers week because I really enjoyed it and met people who I wouldn’t necessarily have met if I hadn’t gone to so many events.
My course. I found Law difficult to adjust to at first with it being a new subject for me and I also found Legal writing/essays to be an alien concept to start with but I am much more comfortable with it now. I really love Law as a subject, I find it very interesting on the whole and although it can be challenging and stressful, I have never regretted choosing it. I also did well on my first few essays which was a very proud moment for me especially after having a tough time surrounding a levels.
Friendships and societies. I am lucky to have met some amazing friends during freshers week in a variety of different settings. We have had some of the funniest memories this term and I can’t wait to make more memories next term. I also made some more friends throughout the term in classes, through mutual friends and in societies including law based societies such as negotiation. I have also been to some gigs by bands at my university which I have really enjoyed and I have met lots of friends through this too.
I have also started running club ( which is something I never imagined for myself) but I can run over 5k now without feeling too tired which is a real achievement for me! I have also met some wonderful people through running too.
I’m very proud of myself that I pushed myself to go to a variety of clubs which I usually would feel far too anxious to do.
I have really missed writing (even though I write about the Law almost every day). I will try to write when I can in semester 2 even though it can be difficult to see outside of uni sometimes!