A week in the life – University

I’d say I’m quite a forgetful person, and as I try and remind myself that my blog is also there to document my uni experience, the more I get immersed into reading and writing blog posts about beauty or  whatever else, I don’t actually do what I set out to. I must really be enjoying blogging! So I wanted to share with you all how my week goes, and mainly because I want to be able to look back and remember what I got up to in my last year. But as someone who goes to university, I know that everyone’s weeks are very different, depending on courses, sports teams, and general work ethics. So here’s how my weeks generally go. Of course, they may vary from time to time, but this is the gist of it,

Monday

I start a Monday waking up at 8am ready for my lecture at 9.15am on Ethics and Language, which finishes at 11.15am. By the time I’ve got home I’ll either have a nap before my next lecture or go over my pre-reading for it, I usually go for the first option – I’m not good with early mornings. My next lecture starts at 1.15pm, going on until 3.15pm on Language components, which looks at different aspects of English, the first few weeks are on phonetics, which is the sounds of our language, and how we produce them.

I’ll get home from uni and cook my tea ready for the evening, as I have netball strength and conditioning training at 5.15pm. So it’s ready by the time I get home. Monday’s are usually my most busy day as I have 2/3 of my lectures. The evening/night after netball is usually chilled out in my room with my house mates. Every year at university my room is the communal room where everyone just gathers, and I really love this.

Tuesday 

I don’t have lectures on a Tuesday, so I’ll either spend the day in the library or at home on my desk working on either my dissertation, assignments or a blog post. Tuesday’s are usually quite chilled, but at 5.15pm I have netball training for an hour, which adds a bit more structure to the day which I like.

Wednesday

Again I don’t have lectures on a Wednesday, but that’s because University sports teams compete on Wednesday’s so I’ll have a netball match, which means getting up fairly early if the match is away. Most sports students go out on Wednesday nights, but I’m not a big drinker so I don’t go out very much, but both my housemates do.

Thursday

I actually have a lecture today! I don’t go to uni very much for lecture/contact time with my tutors, I have 6 hours a week (2 hours per lecture), and then an hour or so when I go in to talk to my tutor about my dissertation. So most of my work time is actually done outside of lectures. On a Thursday I don’t have a lecture until 2.15pm, called ‘Communication for leadership’ where every other week we give a speech of a different style, which prepares us for giving presentations in the workplace. It’s pretty terrifying, but the more you do it the easier it gets. If anyone gets the chance to do something like this I highly recommend it! All of my class agree it’s made us feel so much more confident about speaking publically. I may write a blog post about this once this module is finished, as I’ve found it so so helpful.

Friday

Friday mornings are the worst. I wake up at 6am ready to leave at 7am for netball training at 7.30am, where we do fitness for an hour or so, although by the time it’s finished I’m usually feeling pretty awake and ready to take on the day with uni work. I often have a nap in the morning, and then crack on with my dissertation or readings for my lectures. In the evening I then have netball training again at 5.15pm for 2 hours. I’m usually pretty tired on Friday nights, so spend the evening resting in bed with Netflix, which for me is the perfect way to spend an evening, even better when Paul is here too!

Weekend 

My weekends are usually spent at home at uni unless I’ve booked to go home for a special reason. This weekend I’ve pretty much stayed in bed, worked on my blog, blog photos and planned my speech for next week. The plan was to do my dissertation, but I can do that next week right? I have been putting it off for a while, sometimes having a break is the best thing.

In a couple of weeks I’m going home to play in a concert and of course see all the family, which I’m so excited about. Oh, and I get to see the cats! Hooray! Anyone who knows me will know my cats are my babies.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I get up to every week, let me know in the comments if you have a similar structure, or is it really different to mine? I’d love to hear from you!

Love Jaz x

 

2 thoughts on “A week in the life – University

  1. Reading this was so nostalgic and made me miss uni! If I have any tips for you it would be to truly savour this time in your life and embrace every moment..it’s scary how fast the three years fly by and you’ll look back and realise how fun and freeing and beautiful the whole experience was. Wishing you the best of luck!

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