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Day in the life of: A Third Year Geographer

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Hello lovely readers!  Now I’m in the final year of my degree, I can safely look back and say that university life has been incredible. I know lots of prospective students may be a little apprehensive about what student life will entail; so let me reassure you, it’s going to be great. From one student to another, here’s a sneak peak at my typical day and hopefully you’ll get an idea of what to expect! Enjoy!

8:00am: Alarm goes off… immediately hit snooze.

8:30am: GOOD MORNING NEWCASTLE! Because the radio wakes me up each morning, today I woke to the news that Gemma Collins has dropped out of ‘I’m a Celeb’… shock horror. I eventually crawl out of my slumber and attempt to make myself look presentable.

9:35am: I was supposed to leave the house 5 minutes ago… I’m officially late. I eventually leave the house and make my way to the university campus. I live in Jesmond, it’s student central, beautiful, and it’s close proximity to university makes it very practical. However, today the rain is pouring down and it seems like it’s going to be a very wet day – yay.

10:00am: Lecture Time! Although I study Geography, this year I picked an optional Politics module just to mix things up a little.

11:00am: With my seminar cancelled, I make a quick dash into town. The weather has cleared up a bit, and I briefly walked through the Christmas Market, which instantly put a smile on my face.

1:00pm: After squeezing in a quick lunch, and a bit of dissertation reading, it’s time for Pilates! Sometimes university life can get pretty hectic, so Pilates is a great way for me to have an hour to myself.

2:00pm: Work, work, work. I usually try and fit in a couple of hours everyday. Being independent at university is great, but learning the balance between your social life and the library is really important.

6:00pm: At last, HOME TIME! (It’s still raining by the way)

7:00pm: Cooking Dinner: A lot of students fall into the trap of pizza deliveries and ready meals because they seem like the easy alternative. Before you come to university, learn a few simple recipes and you’ll thank yourself later. I had a bit of a crisis in the kitchen this evening… I accidentally tipped the ENTIRE chilli, garlic, and pepper seasoning onto my food… I now feel like I’m a walking garlic bulb.

After Dinner: Here I am writing this blog post at the end of another busy day. Time to relax and enjoy a cuppa I think!

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