So the summer holidays are coming to an end which means it’s almost time to start back at university. I will be going into my second year which I’m both extremely excited about but also rather nervous.
I can already tell that my second year is going to be a stressful one. As you will probably know if you’ve read my blog for a while I study Film Production. This year we start our specialities for me this is producing. I love producing; being able to be in control, all the paperwork and organisation it requires. This, however, does mean that I HAVE to keep on top of my workload from day 1. The course is jam-packed with different modules so I am going to have to keep everything neatly together and easily accessible.
This year I’ve been that “nerd” who’s over-prepared & really geeked out on stationery but I’m not ashamed of that. Going into my second year I know what I do and don’t need, the things I bought last year and never used and then things that I really could’ve done with but kept putting off buying. I’ve always loved going stationary shopping, even as a child for school, so I’m so happy now I get to find all the cute and quirky bits you don’t always find in everyday shops.
I’m one of those people who likes a theme and everything to be colour coordinated. For the second year, my theme is pastel colours. I have invested in a pastel pink yearly planner & a pastel pink folder for my work alongside a green pastel folder for my important documents. Organisation is key and although I say it every year is something I will make sure is a priority throughout my second year. The amount of stress and wasted time caused by missing pieces of paper or information is not something I would like a repeat of this year.
My University Must Haves:
So if you’re starting university this September you’re probably wondering what to take with you! These are my top 10 things I couldn’t live without during my first year.
My trusty notebook.
Pens of multiple colours.
A diary lasting the whole academic year.
Post it notes / Page Markers.
A flask for those cold mornings.
Tissues for when Freshers Flu strikes.
In the lead up to the new year, I will be posting a few blog post giving my tips to Freshers on what to expect and get the most out of their first year of University. If you’re a fresher make sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified when these posts go up!
Are you starting university this September? If so what are you going to study?