Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Commuters!

This blog is dedicated to all those commuters out there! Being a commuter myself, a lot of people have been worried that they won't make many friends since they're not staying in halls or it will be more difficult to socialise. However I can guarantee you, that is not the case. There are many commuters out there and I would say that it depends upon you as a person and how sociable you are.

Most people do not live with their classmates in halls. There might be a lucky few who do, however most times there is a mixture of students living in halls and hence when we meet our classmates, we also have a chance of meeting our flatmates, then their classmates and so on. If you go out with the people on your course you increase your social circle instantaneously because you will most definitely bump into people within the University community.

So living at home does not necessarily mean you won't have as many friends or that it will be harder!Although joining some communities wouldn't hurt. There are many activities you can join such as sports clubs and societies. Not only will it look good on your CV but you'll also have the chance of increasing you social circle, because these days it is all about who you know! The more activities you do, the more variety you'll have as friends. Then you can always meet friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends and etc, if you know what I mean.

Good luck to all those commuters out there, and don't let not moving out hold you back, because in any case you can take a breather from all the friends you're about to make :P Most importantly, have fun and enjoy yourself! You are about to take on a new point in life and meet a whole load of new people, but an important thing to note is, it's quality that usually counts, not quantity ;)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

My First Blog!!

They say University is a place where everyone has grown up, but at the same time not quite so. There's still the edge of living the last few years as young adults before we go into the big scary real world! Working in the Enquiries Unit has got me thinking back to when I was in the same position as most of the students two years ago. Although everything seemed easy at the time, the fees were low, we'd had many talks on student finance and accommodation seemed an easy enough process. However one thing was still the same, the pressure. The pressure of moving into a new environment, away from familiar faces, away from family and friends. Like an alien world to us, we had to suddenly start thinking about our future and the paths we will take.

University of Greenwich was never my first choice; in fact I added it in last minute after thinking that I did not want to leave London. I remember visiting the campus and falling in love with it the moment I walked around! I can briefly remember one of the tutors for Events Management encouraging me saying that London was THE place to study Events Management. The only thing I'll say to that is how right he was. With Greenwich being the heart of London, everything is not only at your doorstep but the opportunities are endless. Where else to go for events when the events come to London!


For those students, who are still undecided or unsure of what course to study or where, ask around! There are now so many platforms where new students can speak to current students and share experiences. It may make the life-changing decision slightly easier! Always keep in mind; you are not the only one in that position. Hundreds of students go through the process every year. But remember, keep your chin up, be optimistic and think hard about what you want yourself! And on that last note- Good Luck!