Hello everyone, maybe you thought that my last post was the end of me but I am back! Funny how things work out eh?
So a new semester has begun at RGU and now that Freshers Week is over, I thought I would talk about my thoughts on it all and what it’s like to be a postgraduate student.
For one, I feel extremely old (even though I know fine well I am not!) as I see so many new faces, eager to start their courses and oblivious to what may face them ahead. I have noticed this more this year as I am part of the RGU Res:Life team as a Community Assistant (CA) residing back in halls. My role is to organise events at my accommodation (Ardmuir Trinity Court) and assist in the larger events throughout the year run by Res:Life. So far, so good, and I am hoping this will continue throughout the year.
Back to the topic of postgraduate study, I remember back to when I started university, it was a distant thought that I knew nothing about and hadn’t even considered as an option until my final year as an undergraduate, and even then it seemed sort of unrealistic. Me? A Master of Science student?
I should probably mention, I am studying the MSc Instrumental and Analytical Science course, with my elective in Environmental Science. A mouthful to say the least and I am only just getting used to saying it myself!
So far, nothing seems wildly scary, but I’m sure I might not be saying that as the semester goes on.
Trying to balance what I do with regards to focussing on my course, being a CA, volunteering with RGU GoGreen and making time for myself, it’s not going to be an easy task to say the least and I don’t think I have thought about what I have let myself in for! However, one thing is for sure, I am going to try my absolute best at whatever I do, and embrace every minute of it. Hello again RGU, its good to be back.
Until next time,