Tips for Staying Organised

Or as organised as I can! Balancing university, a part time job, blogging, Instagram, a social life and time for myself is probably the best balancing act I’ll do for a while! Over the last 18 months of university, other than learning about my course, it’s really taught me how to prioritise my time and use it more effectively. Especially having a 20+ hour job alongside, at times I can safely say I don’t recommend working so many hours!

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Thoughts On Going Back to Uni

It’s only a few days until I’m back at uni, and to be honest I’m nervous. Not for the course or the work load, I definitely learnt my lesson last year in how to juggle everything on my plate. But more for that the first year went by so quickly. It doesn’t feel like I should be a second year with only this year to go before completing my HND.

Being an ‘older’ student, going back into education it took a lot for me to get back into the swing of, I’d been out of education for a few years. But the whole reason I took the course was to get a qualification in something other than my apprenticeship. I realised that my NVQ wasn’t something I wanted to do forever, and as I had thought I’d missed out on going to uni, getting onto this course I was so surprised. I go into more detail about my first year and how going to uni came about for me here.

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My First Year at University As An ‘Older’ Student

As I write this post I am in the middle of my summer holidays, something I thought I had left behind a few years ago. I never thought going to university was for me, for starters a) I only have NVQ qualifications not A Levels so I didn’t think a university would take me on and b) I never knew what I wanted to take, I always thought an English degree but was never 100% as to which one.

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