Monday, 8 September 2014

Bumpy ride pt. 2 – My final blog

Clearing is coming to an end now since we have reached our peak but that only means that the new academic year is beginning. Before we know it, we're going to be bringing Tesco’s into our lecture theatres to stay awake through 3 hour lectures.

We’ve officially started to pack up the clearing room and I’ve found nothing but stationary and more food wrappers. It’s all I’ve been doing for the last two months, eating and advising students. I’ve found strawberry lace wrappers, short bread biscuit wrappers, éclairs and lollipop wrappers and a lot of cafeteria tissues from my rack and I have no idea where they all came from. But I am going to miss my hash browns and hot chocolate in the mornings.

Working in Clearing this year, I've come across a lot of students who don't want to travel to Medway because it's too far away but it really isn't. The University of Greenwich provides an inter-campus coach and believe me, you won't be the only one on it, you'll have friends travelling the same way and it's the perfect opportunity to meet other people from other courses.

On that coach is where I did most of my socialising along with Drill Hall library and I found it very convenient. All I had to do was sit on the coach and fall asleep till the coach stopped and I'd be at Medway. I didn't have to worry about crossing Blackwall tunnel or Dartford Bridge and the traffic it would cause if I had got a car because getting this coach made sure I bypassed all that Peak time traffic.

This time of year is where we make the most important academic decisions, some planned and some are last minute. You either decide to carry on studying or you decide to work but either way, it’s a type of progression.

I know for most, you have come through Clearing and some have picked a course slightly different to what you wanted to do and so did I at first. But I ended up liking what I did and now I'm going to progress in this field and I have no one but this university to thank for acting like a stepping stone in life.

Last of all… thank you for reading & Good luck for the future.

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