From a third-year student’s point of view
Going to university is the best thing that I could have done. The number of people I’ve met, friends that I’ve created, the life lessons that I’ve learned, I could not have achieved without going away from home and discovering it all on my own.
Going through 2 years of university many things have changed, I’ve changed in what I hope is a better version of myself, with both emotional and academic growth. Now, being a third-year student, it means a lot more than I thought. Deadlines, dissertation, projects, part-time job and job applications, not very much time left for socialising.
Everything is happening for a reason and every time a situation is more complicated, I tell myself that things will come around, people will realise how much time you offered them and that they should have done the same. Therefore, university and specifically third year is more about working on yourself rather than spending time out and not being very productive.
If a university can offer you good things such as friends, good memories and adventures in discovering yourself, it can also make you feel that you cannot do it, like you have to stop working for your goal. If thoughts like these come to your mind, no matter which year you are in makes sure you talk to someone: friends, family, teacher or someone that you are close with. All dreams can be achieved but everything requires a lot of self-work and ambition. We all have ups and downs, I remember in my first year I felt I could not accommodate, but I talked nearly every day with my best friend and she encouraged me to give it a chance, to see if coming from such a long distance was worth my time and in the end I realised it was.
Sometimes I still feel low and it is normal, but the university offers you the best chance to get to know yourself, what you like and what you dislike from people’s behaviour to activities. It is all about your development and if you want to achieve university then you should do it, any person can and there is lots of support if you feel like you need it at any stage.