Applying to University Series · lifestyle

Turns Out… I Did

It’s been exactly a year since I wrote a blog post called Do I Want To Go To Uni? and let me tell you, it’s been one hell of a year. 

I’ve worked a full-time office job, which apparently I never shut up about (I’m honestly just amazed I actually did that). I went to FriendsFest. I went to London. And Devon. And London again. I planned a surprise birthday party (on my own birthday (for someone else I mean, though)). I quit my job. I took some time off. I worked in Next, and LUSH, and Primark.

Oh, and I started University. So… turns out, I did want to.

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A few months ago, while on my “break in learning” from my apprenticeship, I couldn’t stop thinking about what the hell I was going to do. Which is pretty well founded, if you ask me. I couldn’t stop thinking whether I was making the right decision in continuing. Or whether marketing was something I actually wanted to do. Or whether I was ready to just go back to work and start being an adult at the age of nineteen. All that fun stuff.

So I just started researching, doing some soul searching, that sort of thing. One thing led to another and I ended up on a phone call to my friend at the BU Clearing Office, asking what my chances of getting into uni would be. Ten minutes later, I’m off the phone and had received an email from UCAS. I had a place.

So tomorrow, the 18th of September 2017, I will be attending my first day at Bournemouth University. Attending my first sessions for my course and starting my journey to my bachelors degree in Communication and Media. How crazy is that? I’m a uni student. The other day I used UniDays to get discount in Accessorize. I signed up for massive amounts of debt, and I’m not even phased about it. This is what life is going to be for the next three years and, you know what, I’m fucking ecstatic.

I couldn’t be more excited to learn again. To actually, like, study. And meet new people (shout out to Beth who has been amazing at being the first person I met at uni and is an absolute angel). For the first time in while I’m honestly excited for what lies ahead, and I have a goal to work towards.

So, in terms of this little website, you can absolutely expect more university-flavoured posts coming your way in the coming months (years), and don’t worry (as I know you were), I’ll still be posting. When I can. Not that my word means anything. Eh well. You get the gist.

Good luck to all the other freshers out there, we’re gonna smash it. And by smash it, I mean uni. I don’t mean that glass of vodka lemonade. Please be careful with that.

‘Til next time,

Jess x

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4 thoughts on “Turns Out… I Did

  1. Good luck, hope it goes well! Uni completely changed the person I was, really brought me out of my shell and helped me realise what was important in my life. May not have started writing until long after I finished but there’s no way I’d have had the confidence before going to uni

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