6 THOUGHTS YOU'LL HAVE IN YOUR LAST SEMESTER OF UNI

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As I'm sure you've heard me mention by now, I'm currently in my last semester of uni and it really is a mixed bag of emotions. I thought I'd make a list of some of the thoughts I've been having so hopefully you can relate if you're in the same position, or if you're not in your last year yet this can help prepare you for the madness to come!

1. THANK GOD THIS IS ALMOST OVER

I've made no secret of the fact that I haven't enjoyed my course, and after four years I'm just over uni and eager to leave. All the stress of this final year is not fun either, and I just can't wait for the days where I no longer have to write essays about things I don't care about, sit exams or endure two-hour seminars with lecturers who would clearly rather be anywhere else.

2. NO WAIT, I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE

Sometimes fear about the adult world sets in, coupled with nostalgia about the past three and a half years of uni and I don't want to leave after all. There are so many great things about being a student and perhaps once I've been in the working world for a few years I'll be desperate to get back to the university lifestyle. There are a lot of things I'll miss and that reminds me to savour student life while I still can.

3. I'M GOING TO FAIL EVERYTHING

I'm sure everyone has experienced the sheer panic when the negative thoughts take over your brain and you become convinced that you're terrible at everything and you'll fail all your exams miserably. You start forming back-up plans which range from sensible to downright ridiculous. I for one, will be opening Glasgow's first cat cafe if I fail. Whether that's sensible or ridiculous, I will leave up to you, but is it bad that I'm secretly hoping I get to put that plan into action?

4. GRADUATING IS HELLA EXPENSIVE

Seriously, can we talk about this for a second? In order to graduate I must pay £35. Thirty five quid just for the privilege of working my ass of for four years and getting a certificate. On top of that it's £42 for gown hire (INSANE) then there's the graduation dress, transport to the hall, photography (which is equally extortionate), dinner etc. It's also £50 per ticket for the grad ball, but thankfully I'm not going to that. We're all leaving the beautiful world of student loans and interest-free overdrafts, the last thing we need is shelling out well over £100 for one day.

5. HOW WILL I LIVE WITHOUT MY STUDENT DISCOUNT??

I genuinely can't imagine a life without student discount and the thought of paying £10 for a cinema ticket makes me feel a bit sick. In fact, just thinking that I will no longer be known as a student is very weird for me as I've never not been in education. However, I did hear about a clever little plan to combat the discount issue - just before you graduate, buy an NUS Extra card which can last three years. That way, you can continue getting money off for three years even though you're no longer a student. It's totally allowed and I'll definitely be doing it!

6. WTF AM I GOING TO DO NOW?!

For the first time in years, I have to take a step back and think about what I'm going to do next. That's exciting and terrifying at the same time. I don't want to rush into a job that I'll end up miserable in, but I don't want to fall into that trap of staying in my retail job for far too long either. Having the whole world in front of you is awesome, but it can be so overwhelming with the amount of options available. It's not just about jobs, either - many people think about moving to a different country after graduating and that's another huge step. I still haven't made any concrete decisions and I'm trying not to freak out about that.

There may be a lot of ups and downs to the last year of university, but just think how good it will feel on graduation day to know that all your hard work has led you to a point in life where you're free to choose where to go next. If you're battling through your final semester then I wish you the best of luck and remember that all these crazy thoughts are normal. We can do it! And if not, just open a cat cafe.

How are you feeling about university? Or are you a Girlboss already?

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2 comments:

  1. Haha I loved reading this post lovely! :) I completely agree with you on the contrasting views of 'I'm so glad it's nearly over' vs. 'I really don't want to leave this!' I went through that after graduating last year! ;)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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  2. Haha this post made me laugh! When I finished one of my courses I was so upset I no longer had a student discount, thank goodness I'm studying again! x

    Sally - DiagonSally

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