When I returned to university in September I found the work load suited me more than last year as it was very much based on physiological aspects of healthcare. This is something I am very much interested in. I also was part of the Peer Assisted Learning programme (PALS) with the first year child nursing students. I found this very enjoyable as, I was able to pass on my knowledge of the course and what it’s like to be on placement to them.
I was enjoying more success in rugby having played pretty much every Wednesday for the University Rugby team, I was honoured to have made my first appearance for the 1st team in an away game against Brunel University which we won. We have had a more successful start than last year. The 2nd team to which I have made most of my appearances this season so far are pushing for promotion.
Being the Charities Secretary of UPRFC I have organised a few Charity events to raise money for our chosen charity English Federation for Disability Sports. So far we have raised around £250 for them by doing events like a bake sale. Additionally, in this role I have done a bucket collection and mini Olympics for the Syrian refugee charities in cohesion with the Islamic society, this helped raise £1250. I was also involved in the Raise and Give event ‘Take me out’ as the host, this helped raise around £600 for many local charities.
I have also enjoyed the social side of being back in university, this also involving the Rugby club and my house mates. It is important to make the most of these opportunities to socialise as when you are on placement you are not able to as much.