I can’t quite believe I’m sat here writing this post. I’ve done review posts for each of my semesters at university, and we’ve finally reached the last instalment. The second semester of third year was a lot different to the first, with no formal written work whatsoever until the last two weeks, and basically no timetabled sessions. I’ve been working towards my final major project; a short film which is now in it’s final stages ready to show at my degree show in June.
I said in my first semester review post that I’d be happy with a 2:1 on my dissertation but would love a first. I ended up getting a first and whilst I know I’ll probably graduate with a 2:1, I was so happy to see my hard work in first semester pay off. I find out my degree classification around the 17th of June so I’ll probably be shouting about it on Twitter around then if you wanna give me a cheeky follow in preparation.
I feel like this year at uni has been pretty anticlimactic as we’ve only completed one practical project and one serious written project, which compared to my first and second year was a big step down. Obviously, my final project and dissertation were both stressful and are worth more credits than I’d ever had before, but it just felt like there wasn’t much going on as there was only one project running at a time.
Finishing uni is a mix of emotions; relief, worry, excitement and bittersweet happiness, but I’m happy I’m here. I’ve got to get my shit together and find a job, but I’m closer than I’ve ever been to entering the real world and I couldn’t be more excited.
Important things to remember:
– Make the most of your friends whilst they’re all still living close to you
– Finishing uni is something to be proud of; a celebratory drink (or ten) is mandatory
– Not knowing what you want to do with your life post-uni is completely normal. Nobody knows. It’ll be fine.