I hope you are well. I have been super busy and am now preparing to go back to university officially. Things have not gone as planned but I am persevering.
As it’s back to school time I thought I’d do an interview with a friend on my course at university to help you have a better picture of university life for those of you starting this year.
What is your advice for fresher’s week?
My advice for fresher’s week is to take everything in your stride; it’s a new environment with new people. Go out and try new things, you’ll feel home sick at the start but it will soon go!! Everyone is in the same boat so making friends will come naturally, you will click with some people instantly and there will also people you don’t get along with.
Is it true that you can pass exams even if you only get 40% of the answers correct?
Yes the pass rate is 40% but you should work as hard as you can.
Will I be able to deal with the work load?
I found the work load in 1st year very manageable, you just have to set aside time for work and socialising.
Do you advise me to get a job whilst studying at uni?
I got a job in my first week at uni, it taught me to manage my time better and it was nice to have extra money. Be realistic whether you think you can handle juggling things.
What have been the best and worst things at university during your experience and an undergraduate student?
I have loved studying new and challenging things. I have also made lifelong friends who I know I will always keep in contact with. The best experience of time as an undergrad has to be my year abroad it France, I can’t describe it other than simply amazing!! As for the worst moments, exam season can get pretty stressful but it all worth it in the end.
Thank you Catriona !
Don’t hesitate to leave some questions if you have any.