No more lectures, no more assignments, no more exams. 5 years of studying at University of Leicester, and 3 modules at Worcester College, Oxford, is now over. In just over a month or so, I will have my results of my BA Humanities and Art degree posted through my door, and my graduation in mid-July. Then it will officially all be over!
I am in the unique position of having no student debt and have made a profit out of going to university (Part-Time course, and I earned below the threshold so I didn’t have to pay any fees). After I have finished working at university (currently temping at an office on campus), I hope to get some work experience or an internship at a publishing house in London, and take a much needed holiday/travelling before entering the world of work.
University has been a wonderful experience. Not only have the lectures been interesting and insightful, but sometimes inspirational. The course has opened up avenues of study which I would never have dreamt of studying 5 years ago. Some of my favourite modules have been; “The Causes of the American Civil War” [see below], “Ancient Rome and The Aeneid“, “First World War Poetry”, “European Architecture”, “The Philosophy of Literature” and “Islam in the Modern World”. All of the modules have been eye-opening, and the lecturers and seminars usually left me feeling wiser, not only from the lecturers’ expertise but also fellow student’s input.
Over the course of my studies, I have undertaken 3 modules at Worcester College | Oxford University- European Architecture, Pursuit of Liberty (English, French, American Revolutions) and Roman Britain. I have completely fallen in love with Oxford and wish that I had been cleverer enough (and rich enough!) to have studied here full-time. The architecture, history, art and general feeling of the city was great, and I intend to come back and visit again and again.
Fun fact: Emma Watson studied at Worcester College for a time!
I have met some lovely and hilarious people at uni, been on some great nights out, learned some amazing things, been lectured by Sir David Attenborough, felt the euphoric atmosphere that Leicester City’s success has brought and many other wonderful moments. My grade is going to be either an Upper 2:1 or a First, though it will be a very fine margin either way. Though I would love a First Class Degree on my CV, an Upper 2:1 is perfectly acceptable for any career pathway I choose to go for.
Currently temping as a Filing and Archive Assistant for a Research Department at uni, doing data-entry, filing, etc. This job perhaps explains why I still feel in limbo over finishing uni, as I only had 3 days of freedom before heading back there to start job. I just can’t keep away!