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Friday, 7 April 2017

a look back: first year at university


when we were blissfully unaware as to what we were getting ourselves into (also not my best photo) pictured with sasha
If I had to use three words to describe my first year at university, it would have to be busy, refreshing and very academic. My first year at CU seemed to fly by because the university keeps you so busy from week one.

As a stay at home student, my university experience wasn’t as impactful as other students. While they were exploring the city, I was starting my new part time job. Though, interestingly during freshers, it was my first time being in and around the university campus even though I was familiar with the city so I did experience the lost feeling they probably felt (lol).

Freshers’ was as you would expect it. Party invites, lots of socialising, joining a dozen societies, free stuff and so on. You will think you’ve met your best friends at freshers’ and then two weeks later, you’ll have a new squad. I still have numbers from people I struggle to remember meeting from my first two weeks. What you make of freshers’ week really depends on the person.

Mid October, I decided to change my course from Human Resource Management to International Business Management because of a change in career interests. I officially transferred to the IBM course at the start of November. So, I ended up starting my official course a little late. Most people were already in cliques and the modules were past the introduction stage. Thankfully, I only had two modules in semester one and since I was only in two days, it was easy to catch up. I also got time to attend society meets and do some volunteering which was a great opportunity for me to meet new people.

Regarding the modules, I took in first year, they were all basic business foundations. Some modules were obviously more interesting or challenging than the other. I also took a mandarin class as my advantage module which was probably the most difficult module but I was with such an interactive class, so I enjoyed it immensely. I also had the opportunity to take a Korean class with Linguae Mundi which was so fun!

One of the things I most enjoyed about my first year is that your friendship group is so diverse with everyone from all over the globe. It’s so interesting and different because it was not something I was used to. By joining cultural societies such as One World and volunteering at Culturae Mundi it allowed me to expand my friendship group and my knowledge of cultures in general.

Overall, my first year at Coventry University was interesting. I think the one thing I’m looking forward to however is the long summer holiday we get!

Asha Hirsi

note: i had made a schedule of my first year which was more specific and detailed but the quality was lost when i transferred it on to my post
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18 comments

  1. It's like an opportunity to create a complete new life with the accents put on the aspects you love the most. I also feel this way, in my third year of university now.
    Glad that you love how your year went and I wish you lots of success.

    Have a great weekend
    Celien | The Losing Struggle

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    1. Love the way you put it, Celien. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Wonderful post :)

    www.youthofthesun.com

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  3. Everyone has a different college experience, I came into a university during the spring semester and struggled to find friends when everyone already had 4 months together too! But the more I put myself out there, the more I found that I connected with individuals of all different groups! And major points to you for working during school & also making a big decision to change majors! Wishing you all the best!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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    1. Thanks for your lovely words, Joyce! I love your blog so much!

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  4. I think it's natural to feel a little out of place your first year, to wonder if it's really the place for you. When you apply to colleges, there's so much emphasis about finding a "best fit college," so when you finally get there, it makes sense to expect that you'll fit right in, right? But over the course of my first year, I began to feel more at home. Now I'm a junior and there are definitely still times I wonder if I fit in, but it's not something I dwell on. I've found people that I love and who love me back, and that's all the fitting in I need. After that, all I need to do is keep an open mind, for new experiences, for new people, for everything! :D // I'm also looking forward to summer break ;P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Thanks for the assuring words, Audrey! I'm a huge fan of brunch at Audrey's! Have a great summer break :)

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  5. College is seriously one of the best times in your life so really cherish and be unapologetically you during those years. :) It's the time when you discover yourself. For me, every year in college was so different than the previous and outside of keeping up with academics and figuring our what you want to do career-wise, I realized there's so much for you to experience with the college experience and remember to live in the present as well.

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    1. Thank you for the advice, Atsuna!!

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  6. nice post dear :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  7. As someone who is finishing high school this month, this post was super insightful! It has made me even more excited for uni life, and I honestly can say that I'm already a bit scared of freshers' week haha!

    xx Mara

    http//:www.maracalli.ro

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  8. Wow it does sound like you had a busy year. And it was the same with me, I lived at home when I was in school at first and worked a part time job too. But I lived close enough to NYC to commute though I did eventually move to the city and even lived on campus.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. nyc must be nice, but the commute looks terrifying. thank u for your comment alicia x

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