Adjusting back into University Life…

Good afternoon everyone!

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been settling back into University Life, and it’s pretty safe to say that it’s been quite a journey. You see, University has changed a lot since the end of my 2nd Year, and I don’t think I fully grasped the impact that this change was going to have on me. Let’s take a bit for a closer look at this in today’s blog!

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I’ve been back at University since September, and it’s been a rather unusual couple of months. When I finished my 2nd year of University, back in June 2020, COVID-19 was still a fairly recent thing, and no one really had an idea of how long they were going to be around. I then went on to my Professional Placement Year, where I was more or less working virtually for the 12 months, due to the lockdown restrictions that were in at the time.

While I loved my time off on Placement, it did eventually come to an end, and then I returned to my 4th & final year in September 2021 to a very different university experience.

I came back to a new ‘hybrid’ style of studying, which is basically half virtual, half face-to-face. If I’m honest, I did really struggle when it came to getting used to this new way of learning at first, and it did get me a bit worried at first. I gradually started to get used to it though & I think that I have finally started to feel more like a real student again lately.

If I had the option to, I would of course instantly go back to full face-to-face university, but I completely understand why this ‘hybrid’ style is here, and it’s not the end of the world! I know full well that I’ll be able to master this new style of learning, it’s just going to take a bit more trial & error, but we got this!

What’s the message that I’m getting at in this blog?

Well, it’s easy to feel a little out of place when adjusting to a new change – I wouldn’t worry too much about it. If you trust in the process & do all that you can, the true path through it will appear, I’ve got faith.

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That’s all for today’s blog, what do you think? How has your week been? Have you had any really cool events happen?

Be sure to let me know your answers & thoughts to the above questions, either in the comments below or through our Facebook page!

Thank you all for reading & I hope you have a lovely day!

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