Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve been here… a whole four months to be exact! I had a bit of busy spell after my last blog post with lots of university deadlines so stopped blogging for a while, and then after that I had little writers block. Well actually quite a big writers block! And so DaisyMacxo came to a bit of a halt. But now that Love Island has ended, and I have a lot more spare time, I’m back and actually want to try really hard with this whole blogging thing!
Recently I received the results for my first year of university, and I’m so pleased to say that I got a 1st!!!! Unfortunately this doesn’t contribute at all to my final uni grade which I’m quite gutted about, but at the same time it gives me hope that I can do well in the next two years if I work just as hard!
So university… that was an experience! I learnt a lot, not just academically, but about life, about people, and most importantly about myself!
During the first few weeks of uni, I found it difficult to settle in, especially as I was still living at home and commuting everyday. I thought that it would be difficult to make friends as I didn’t have any flatmates, and I also found it really hard to get back into actual work seeing as I had taken the previous year as a gap year. It caused a lot of anxiety and a few minor panic attacks but I knew that I had to keep pushing myself through all the rubbish thoughts and keep trying otherwise I knew I would regret not going.
But I did settle in, and once I did, I met some amazing people on my course that will become my friends for life! (Shoutout to Luisa, Phoebe, Amber & Michelle!) Without these girls uni would have been nowhere near as fun and exciting as it was! After a couple of weeks I began to get more used to the workload and started to really enjoy what I was studying. Some modules were better than others… Practical work is much better than theory, which is weird as during sixth form I always preferred the theory work over the practical. Some lecturers are much better than other, those on my course will know who I mean! I have found new interests and new ideas of what I would like to do once I have finished my degree (although the dreams of working as a social media manager are still up there).
- They say the jump from GCSE’s to A’Levels is big… That was more like a hop compared to this leap!
- There are A LOT of PowerPoints involved during lectures, and it is the worst thing in the world when your lecturer moves onto the next slide before you finish writing your notes.
- Being organised is the best thing you can do! I used separate folders to put all my notes in from different modules’ and also always tried to catch up on notes from any lectures that I missed.
- I didn’t eat as much pasta as I thought I would…
- Parking is SO expensive! Literally EVERYWHERE!
- Extra-curriculars actually require commitment. I thought about joining teams and societies but I just could not be committed enough.
- Going to university with someone I was already good friends with from home really helped me out a lot!
- 9am lectures are the worst.
- You will love some lecturers much more than others.
- Group projects are the stress of all stress, but when you finish it, it is the best feeling in the world!
- Get your assignments done early rather than at the last minute, it is so much less stressful! (That’s aimed at you Connor!)
- It was always cold in lectures, always!
- It’s always a good night on a Wednesday at Chem!
- I realised that I have a seriously issue in that I cannot rely on other people! Not because they can’t or don’t do the work, I’m just weirdly obsessive over things!
- Post-Night-Out McDonalds or chips and burger sauce are the one.
- Echo Fruit White Peach and Mango is a must at pre-drinks.
- I did not take out a single book from the library, thank you Google Scholar!
- I have been at CCCU for a year and still haven’t been inside the Cathedral…
- Entrepreneurs will use you as free labour and then steal your ideas 🙂
- Join The #EVOLUTION💋
Here’s to second year being just as fun and exciting at the first!