Hi guys, hope you’re all ok? Sadly this is my last ever blog as my role of being a student ambassador comes to an end tomorrow 🙁 boo hoo! This means I’m officially not a student and as of yesterday I am now a graduate!! I got my results yesterday and found out that I will be graduating on the 11th of July with a First class honours in BA (hons) Drama, Theatre and Media! Of course I was very happy with this result and definitely made the late nights, the stressing and the early mornings of physical theatre worth it. It definitely shows that hard work and determination really does pay off in the end 🙂
I just want to give you a few last tips before I leave you. Some I may have mentioned before and perhaps a few new ones just to give you Freshers a heads up when you start your University experience this September or next year.
1. Start your work as soon as possible
There is nothing worse than leaving your work until last minute! I’m talking from experience. It will only stress you out and give you bags under your eyes. You get your essay questions usually around a month before the deadline so start on it gradually as soon as you can before everything builds up on you.
2. Don’t stress!
I know I’m a hypocrite saying this as I’m sure I’ve stressed out more than every student in the country, but seriously it’s not worth it. Whatever the problem is, it can be sorted. Here at USW we have such a great student support team we’ve won an award for it! From financial support to an educational drop-in centre where they help you with the grammar of your essays. Also the lecturers are very friendly and always just an email away from helping you out with anything. Also your University experience is way too short to be stressing over silly things so don’t do it and enjoy. 🙂
3. Grab the bull by it’s horns and go for it!
Take every opportunity that is given to you. Even if you don’t think it’ll lead to anywhere, at least you’ve tried it and realised that it’s not for you. For example work experience, go on every kind of work experience you can find, then you will get a better understanding on what you want to do after you graduate. Also without taking an opportunity I wouldn’t have got the amazing experience of becoming a student ambassador, performed in a professional performance, directed a play for a drama festival and so so much more!
4. Enjoy and live it!
Appreciate Freshers and your first year as this is when you get to let your hair down and enjoy meeting lots of new people and going out lots. I have just started my new job and I have had a massive reality check as University is just a small corner of your life. Just a big heads up for you the working world is a lot more stressful so just appreciate your lie-in’s, rocking up half an hour late to a lecture still drunk and the mid week clubbing! Even though I enjoy my job it’s still quite demanding and has it’s big challenges compared to the care free life of a Fresher. It goes way too fast so appreciate every minute!
There we go, a few tips for you Freshers. I’m very jealous of you all starting your University lives but it’s time for me to enter the big bad world unfortunately.
Jacob Roberts will be the next student ambassador for the Atrium this year, so look out for his tweets, posts on Facebook and of course his blogs. Any questions that you may have, please feel free to ask him on our Twitter account @USWStudents. Don’t worry he doesn’t bite!
Also, as my last role as a student ambassador I will be helping out at the Atrium Open Day on Saturday 6th July, so hopefully I’ll see some of you then!
That’s all that’s left to say for now is good luck to you guys who still have exams left or have already finished, with your results in August! I’m sure you’ll all do great. Have an amazing summer, you all deserve it after the last few months of hard revision.
Thank you all for the tweets, messages and for reading my blogs over the past year. It’s been a pleasure 🙂
All the best with all the Year 12’s University choices next term, (I really hope you choose USW!!).
Bye for now, Sian.