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So What’s next?

I am getting to that stage in an undergrads life when they begin to question everything. Will I manage to get my dream job 3 months after graduation- with enough time for a holiday? Will I end up being stuck as a tea girl in the industry I love? Or will the evil journalists be write, is my degree not enough to get me a job?

 

I am 3 months away from my final hand in, 5 months from donning my cap and gown and parading across the stage to get my diploma. This is something that I have worked at getting for well over the three years I have been at university. My family, friends and loved ones have all become as invested in my university life as I have.

 

But what will I do next? Christmas was filled with this dreaded questions, my family, boyfriends family and everyone else are dying to know what the next stage of life will bring me, but the truth is I am as much in the dark as I am.

 

Since December I have been applying for jobs. In fact I became so absorbed in the process of applying I ended up applying for a job in America, without realizing. But even though I have sent off what feels like millions of applications I have not received any job offers.

 

So last week I decided to go to a talk the university where having about doing Masters courses. My lectures talk about the type of material that would be covered in the masters and how you can fund a masters course.

 

So I have decided that I am going to apply for a masters course, at my university, as well as applying for more jobs. So my plan for the future is basically I have no idea, and I am going to cover every base!

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I am not sure if my old WordPress followers are still getting updated since I moved. So I am posting this on wordpress! 

I’m Moving!

Hi everyone. 

One of my missions for 2014 is to move over to wordpress.org, So over the next few days I am hoping to make the move. However this means that the site may be down for a while over the next few days, while I move hosting and servers. 

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I hope you all understand and will be back with me within the next few days. 

 

Don’t worry you don’t need to do anything, I will still be available at http://www.uni-confessions.co.uk and I believe you will still be notified if you are an email follower. 

 

See you in a few days. 

How to survive university

I thought for my first post of the new year I would look at how to survive university. Students all around the country are currently looking at what university they should go to and sending in their applications. So let’s give them a heads up! 

 Make friends.

Everyone makes friends so easily at uni, its the atmosphere. However if you sit in your room, not talking to any one and counting down the days you can go back to family or your other half, your unlikley to do very well. Your friends will help you out when your stressed with work, need advice and take you out when you want to be boring.

Be organized.

The worst thing would be if you realized you 5,000 word essay was due in tomorrow, or worse last week. Keep a diary, where you have written all you deadlines, presentations, and exams. I missed one of mine in the first year due to remembering it wrong.

 Go out. 

I am not a huge night clubber, I would prefer to have good night in with a bottle of vodka and a group of friends. I think in the first year you need to go on nights out, because half of my memories are from funny things that happen on nights out.

 Learn how to reference. 

One of the things that I think EVERY student needs to learn as soon as possible, is how to reference. In my house I am the Queen of referencing and my housemates are always asking me advice. However when I was in my first year, I failed loads of my assignments because I didnt reference properly. Does your university do Harvard Referencing?

Don’t forget the people at home.

For me this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make, your friends from school, college or wherever should stay your friends when your at university and unfortunately it is far too easy to leave them behind.

 Don’t Stress. 

As long as your putting effort into your course work, making friends and having fun then you are doing uni right. Don’t worry too much about how high your grades are, in your first year it really doesn’t matter.

Lauren. x

Third year: Term One.

Well 2013 is almost over, which means that so is the first term of my final year at university, that seems very strange to say.

I can’t believe that I am already in my second year, I still feel like I am finding my way around university and I am defiantly not cleaver enough to be un my final year. However I am and in 6 months I will be standing up on the stage dressed in my cap and gown receiving my diploma, or at least I hope I will be.

If I had to use one word to describe this year it would be: Difficult. Whenever you talk to adults about university, they are always so impressed, talk about how it takes a lot of brains and how you have to be very organized. Well I have always felt like a fraud, uni life is a lot more having fun than it is studying. Last year I would get home, get back into bed with my boyfriend and watch TV (but don’t tell my parents!)

This year however, the weeks I don’t have hand-ins I feel like I need to be working on future assignments, the weeks I do have assignments, I don’t cook, don’t go out, in fact i pretty much only work on my assignments. Hopefully the second term will be a little easier, but i would be shocked if it was.

I am not trying to scare anyone, when I started this, at the end of my first year, it was to give an accurate indication of what people should expect at university, and that is what I hope to achieve.

I should also note, I am a slight worrier, and I don’t have my boyfriend to calm me down when things get rough, unfortunately.

Hope you all had a great christmas, I will have another post tomorrow.

 

Lauren x

2013

Well, hasn’t this year gone quickly! I can’t believe It is only a few days until we welcome 2014 in with a Big Bang. So i thought I would do a review of the year for uni confessions.

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I will start off with this blog post and work back because, I guess very aptly, this is the 100th blog post! I can’t believe that I have written is much, and yet so little in this slice of the internet. Along with that In December, Uni Confessions reached 100 followers via email. It Is mad it think that every time I hit the little publish button over a hundred emails are being sent it all of you, I sort of never think of that when I upload at 2am, sorry about that.

This year we also celebrated the first birthday of this website, although some of you may know that I was blogging about the same things under the name ‘confessions of a uni blogger’ long before that. In June, I had been writing on here for a year and in December I celebrated a year of having uni-confessions.co.uk as a domain name.

Since the blog began I have had over 4,000 views at the day of writing this, which in its self Is amazing.

But one of the best things this blog has brought me this year is the social things. I attended two cosmopolitan conferences: one for blogging and another for jobs within the media industry. And a bloggers meetup in Leicester in October, where I had the pleasure of meeting a number of wonderful lifestyle and beauty bloggers (and buying my first mac product!!)

This year has been truly amazing and I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without your support. Ever time someone follows my blog, posts a comment or just simply reads a post I get so excited it know you and out there somewhere reading.

I have a number of plans for 2014, including setting up a YouTube Chanel, and finding more wats to interact with you. If you have any ideas on how I can improve this blog please let me know.

Thank you for all your support and I hope you have a magical new year!
Lauren x

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a merry Christmas and a enjoyable day! I was lucky enough to get some wonderful gifts, which will help with my blog, and spent the day with my family!

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This was my mum, step dad and I, in our Christmas jumpers!

I know I have not been able to blog recently however I hope to be back very soon! Keep your eye open for new blog posts.

Lauren