Well ladies and gentlemen, I am incredibly sad to announce that this will be my last blog for Inside Edge. I’ve been writing these blogs every Wednesday for nearly two years now and have loved every minute of it, but unfortunately, as of the end of the month, I will no longer officially be a student at Edge Hill University (although I will always be one at heart, I assure you). I hope that I’ve been able to give you all at least some useful advice over the years, and a bit of an insight into the life of a rather reclusive, soppy, English Literature student. For my final blog, I thought I’d leave you with some last pieces of wisdom that I’ve gained during my time as a student.
Don’t leave your work until the last minute. I’d recommend getting your university work done as soon as you can. It’s so much less stressful than leaving it until the deadline. Also, if your internet packs up ten minutes before your essay is due and you can’t upload it to Turnitin, you’re going to regret not getting it done sooner.
Something I wish I had done a lot more of is volunteering. If you can, volunteer in your free time. I know, sitting at home watching Netflix is a lot of fun and university can be exhausting, but getting some work experience will look so great on your CV when it comes to looking for a graduate job. Seriously guys; it’s invaluable.
And finally, it’s a cliché, I know, but: do what scares you. University gives you the freedom to step outside of your comfort zone, experience new things, and take opportunities that you would never have considered before. Even if you end up not enjoying whatever it is, there is always a sense of satisfaction gained from trying something new.
Edge Hill University has proved itself to be a wonderful place for me to learn and to get an amazing degree. But it’s also been so much more than that. It’s been a home to me for three years, somewhere that I’ve made memories that will last a lifetime, and a place that I met some truly amazing friends. Edge Hill changed my life forever and is without doubt the best decision I have ever made.
If you’re just about to start Edge Hill in September, make sure you enjoy every single second because it will be the most incredible time of your life.