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Starting my Final University Semester

final university semester whathannahwrote

Gaaaah! Somehow it’s suddenly 2018, and I’m in my final three months of university. Where did the time go!?

Yesterday marked the first day of Trimester B for us at Glasgow Caledonian, and the thought’s making me emosh. I definitely don’t feel like I should be graduating this summer! First year seems like a lifetime ago, but I’m still in denial about no longer being a 17 year old Fresher. I honestly wish I could just go back to 2014 and do it all again. I’ve heard so many other people talk about how they can’t wait to leave academia and move on, but to say I’ve adored my time as a student would be an understatement.

 

final university semester whathannahwrote

 

University has 100% been the best decision I’ve made. I know so many people believe that it isn’t a necessity – and it isn’t, of course – but having the opportunity to move from my little sheltered island home to the big city, go from a secondary school of 200 to a university of 15,000, meet new people and throw myself into opportunities I’d never have undertaken otherwise and finally find my voice… it sounds incredibly dramatic, but it’s honestly changed so many things for me. I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE 🙁

 

Moving onward…

I’m also really split on what the heck I’m going to do after May. It’s all anyone’s been asking me recently! I wish I could say I have a plan and know exactly what I want to do, but as time ticks on I realise that’s pretty far from the truth. My degree is quite generic and so I’m not limited in choices, but I just don’t want to rush into a career I’m not happy with. Maybe I’m thinking too much into it? I feel like I’m considering every career aspiration I’ve had from the age of five all of a sudden!

The next three months are going to be incredibly hectic, between writing my dissertation, cheerleading competitions and just general university coursework. I’m really hoping it won’t mean that I’ll end up neglecting the blog, but it may end up having to take a back seat at times. In the meantime, I’ve written about my university experience and the things I’ve learned along the way on here previously. If anyone else is in the same boat, or is looking into applying for university, it might provide some insight from my point of view!

xo

whathannahwrote

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51 COMMENTS

  • Jessica Pardoe

    couldn’t agree more about finding the time to do everything! I’ve been queuing posts in my lunch breaks at work to make sure I don’t neglect my blog 😂 good luck in your studies x

  • Chloe

    So glad to hear you’ve loved your degree!
    I’m also in my final semester but I’m training to be a nurse, so it really hasn’t been an enjoyable experience for me haha I’m just glad it’s nearly over and I get to do a career I love as a result!
    Best of luck deciding what you want to do after uni!

    Chloe ❤ http://www.anomalouschloe.com

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aw no! I know so many student nurses who just want to graduate and get working, it seems like such a difficult course! Definitely couldn’t have done it myself!
      Thank you! Good luck for your final semester 🙂 x

  • connxvi

    Oh god, you’ve got another big step of your life coming so soon! I’m going to university soon and i’m so excited but i just know that the 3 years are going to fly by! Enjoy your last few months!

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Ahh, good luck with your studies! It’s such a fab time, I’m sure you’ll love it!

      • connxvi

        Thank you, i cant wait but i’m super nervous too

  • Maddie

    Good luck in your final year!

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Thank youuu!

  • I’m in the exact same position! It doesn’t seem right that I’m graduating soon, I’m unbelievably scared out of my mind x

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Hahahah tell me about it! I still feel like I’m only 16, it’s crazy to think it’s so soon. I’m sure everything will work out though! Good luck for the rest of your studies! x

  • Kara Davies

    I have just written a post about starting a new course! Can’t efen think of finishing yet! 😩 I know it will fly by whatever I do! Good Luck Hannah! ❤️✨ xxxxx

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aw I’m so jealous hahaha! I always sound like I’m even older when I say it, but I feel like I only started a few weeks ago! Make the most of it, it goes by so quick… Good luck with your course! xxx

  • Madiha

    I’m terrified of life after university! I mean, I am SO not ready to give up student discounts! Plus the graduate world is so scary

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Oh my goodness, giving up student discounts is my absolute fear. I’ll never shop again! (Not entirely true but still)

  • keepingupwithMJ

    I just finished last month and it’s super surreal!! Girl you got this. Live in the moment.
    keepingupwithMJ.com

  • Hello Bexa

    Wow! This is such an exciting time Hannah! 💕 Enjoy your last few months and don’t worry too much about the dream job, you can always try different roles before you settle on something ☺️. I am still unsure what I want to do so went and studied a masters instead 😄 Fab post 💕 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      I’m actually considering doing a masters haha! I’d always said I wanted to study journalism and when it came to it I chickened out and went for business, so that might be a choice! There’s just so many options! xx

  • my20staughtme

    I may not have gone to Uni but I am still in the same boat of flapping around not really knowing what I want to do. I don’t think anyone really knows, you just have to go with your heart and know that nothing is forever!

    https://my20staughtme.wordpress.com/

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      That’s very true! My parents seemed to be very settled in what they chose to do at a young age, so I think that’s where I’m getting some of my worries from… I’m just not that sort of person hahaha!

  • withanoceanviewblog

    I’ve read so many accounts on how students hated university life so it’s refreshing really to read just how much it’s changed your life for the better and how much you have loved it. I felt the same way at college tbh and I didn’t want that to end. Sometimes I wish I’d gone to University but at 25 that seems a lost dream now, maybe one day. I wish you all the luck in the world during your final 3 months and your future after.

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      It’s so funny, I was thinking the same thing when I was writing this! Everyone I know IRL loved their time as have I, so it’s odd to see so many people write about the opposite! 25 is still a good age to go to uni, some of my friends are 25/26! I’m actually one of the youngest on my course at 21 🙂

  • Corinne @BTRT

    The final semester is so exciting! I am only like a fourth of the way there so I am so jealous of you! Don’t stress too much about what comes after I say, just enjoy the last semester and make the most out of it!

  • fayejessica

    Good luck with everything! I’m so nervous about going into third year next year.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      aw thank you! I’m sure you’ll do fab! x

  • noakesisim

    Wow, what a great article. It’s odd when you look back isn’t it and how fast does time go.. Plus, I didn’t know you were a cheerleader! X

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aw thank you 🙂 hahaha yeah I am! x

      • noakesisim

        Love your work and I did really enjoy reading this one. What’s your plans for the future then? Aw cool, how long have you been doing that? X

        • whathannahwrote
          AUTHOR

          I have no idea at the moment to be honest! Business-wise something in marketing, though I’m considering going down a journalism route with a masters… very unlikely though haha. I started last year! x

          • noakesisim

            No, yeah? OK, is that something you’ve been into. Journalism would seem to fit well, you’re clearly very talented with writing and I’m sure it’s a passion of yours. How many years would you need to do to do a masters? Ah good, do you go and do events like Sports events stuff? X

  • Rabia

    Reading your post has made me realise that I’m going to be in your position next year and I’d be feeling the exact way you are, I hope your last few months aren’t too hectic and that you have a good time!

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aww, make the most of your time! Thaaank you! x

  • itsthespicybean

    Remember it’s okay not to go into your dream job straight away, in fact most people don’t! It’s a really good time in your life to try out a few things, find what you really love. Just don’t get stuck in a job you don’t like and you’ll do just fine 🙂

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      This is exactly what I’ve been thinking! So many people are determined for me to just start a career and settle and I’m still wanting to just spend time working out what I enjoy doing. Hopefully it’ll all work out! x

  • MJW

    Have an absolute ball! I fondly look back at my time at Uni and would love to go back, but at the same time I’ve had some amazing times since then, so I’m sure you will continue to have an amazing time and build an awesome career ☺️ x

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aw thank you! This is true, I can’t imagine not being a student right now so I keep forgetting that there is a life beyond it hahaha! I hope so! x

  • Chloe O'Keeffe

    Great post, Hannah. It’s amazing how fast time goes in college!!

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Tell me about it! I still feel as if I’m 16… and I sound like my parents when I say that hahaha!

  • hebahpervaiz

    The last few months sound so hectic!! It’s weird because I feel the same way about sixth form as you’re feeling about university – I just don’t want it to end!! x

    https://www.hebahpervaiz.co.uk

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aww I was the same when I was leaving school! I just hate change hahaha! x

  • everythingevening

    I’ve only just went into my second semester of first year but last year after I finished college I wasn’t sure what I was doing and the thought of going out into the work of work was terrifying! It sounds like you are going to be so busy over the next few months but don’t forget to enjoy them before you move on, good luck x

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aw I’m so jealous haha! Definitely going to try and make the most of it all – good luck with your studies too! x

  • Aleeha

    I’m actually applying for university this year and wow it really is a step up from sixth form… kinda scared to be honest!
    What have you been studying at uni?
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aw don’t be scared! I was really surprised when I got accepted so I hadn’t really prepared much, but if I can make it through then you sure can hahaha! I’ve been studying International Business 🙂 xxx

  • Lucy Caw

    Finishing university is a big step, i dreaded it until my final term when the work load and pressure was just huge. The social life of uni is like nothing else, its increadible, life changing. But adult life is incredible too. I love developing in my self and in mt career. I am a different person to when i graduated in 2014, I am a better person. I am more secure in myself, have had some incredible adventures around the world and love recieving a pay packet every month. Honestly theres so much amazingness still to come

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aww this is actually quite reassuring to hear! I think it’s definitely the social aspect I’m worried about losing, but I’m sure it won’t end suddenly when I graduate! Plus the idea of monthly pay is a big incentive hahaha x

  • iyalouisa

    I hope you have an amazing time in your final year! And you manage to achieve everything you’re hoping for! Can’t wait to see a follow up post in 3 months time 😏 xx

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      Aw thank you! Hopefully it won’t just be me having a total meltdown hahaha! xx

  • Hannah

    I graduate in a few months too and I am just as terrified! However my course is very specific in terms of what you can go into so I don’t need to worry about what I’m going to do, just where and also where I want to live – do I want to stay where I’m studying or do I want to move back home or do I want to try a new place? SO MANY QUESTIONS xx

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      EXACTLY! I’ve been waiting for this day to be able to make big choices like that and now I’m too scared to haha! Good luck for your final months! xx

  • Corinne and Kirsty

    Finishing university is a very big step. You go from being a kid to being an adult in no time. Scary but exciting. Sometimes I miss being a student and sometimes I don’t. Best of luck with all your work! xx corinne

    • whathannahwrote
      AUTHOR

      I’m definitely going to miss it! I feel like the entire time I couldn’t wait to graduate and get a job, and now I’m nearly there I’m so in denial haha! Thank you! xx

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