I’m feeling brave. That, or I’ve had too much coffee. But I’m writing part two straight after part 1 – let’s see how this goes.
An update for those who have read part one:
I am still on the coach home, sipping away at my iced coffee and enjoying the orange-y warmth of a sunset on my face. My friend has just started talking about physics. It’s 8:24. I know I love my subject, but it’s just a little late for me to comprehend Physics on a Friday night!
Back to my adventure.
My timetable is chock-a-block! It’s Monday morning and we’re mulling over our schedule over breakfast. We’ve got lectures, meals, group poster preparation and an assortment of options, currently all blank, but soon to be filled.
We came to the consensus that our week was jammed, but everyone looked forward to the challenges we await. After we finished our toast, we all split and headed to our rooms to finish getting ready for the day ahead.
I’m going to take a second to talk about my accommodation – a big concern for prospective students.
There is a lot of variation across campus in rooms: The age of the building, the layout, en suite or shared bathroom, where your window overlooked, etc. I was within the lucky few to be given a room with an en suite. I overlooked a quiet side street, my staircase was situated on a quiet quad and the room was of good quality.
I’ll be honest. My delight in my en suite was short lived when I stepped into my cold shower. Not only that, but the pipes are quiet loud. It’s too be expected with how old the building is, but it means water comes in pulsating intensities and the whole staircase knows when someone’s running the tap or flushing the loo.
That aside, it was a very liveable space. No, a thrive-able environment where you could live, work, sleep and study in comfort. I instantly feel comfortable in my room. Add some fairy lights and some cushions and, heck, I could call it home!
There is always going to be concern over where you’re living for the next three years of your life. It’s only reasonable. My outlook on it is make sure the flats/college are safe & comfortable – finer details such as whether it has a good view from the window or whether it’s en suite are trivial details that will always be down to the luck of the draw and the price you pay.
And then there is the option of living at home. But that’s a whole different post…!
Part three coming soon!