The Easter holidays

The Easter holidays

The work/fun balance is truly tested during the Easter holidays. On the one hand, you’re back home with old college friends, which will inevitably lead to one poorly planned meet up and severeal nights out. But on the other hand, you have exams in less than a month, all your course work deadlines will probably be in the next few months too, so it would be good to get those done.

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Applying for university – Don’t get tunnel vision!

Applying for university – Don’t get tunnel vision!

Coming up is the deadline for the universities replying to your UCAS applications and then you begin to finalise which university you want to choose as your first choice.

By now you might’ve had the university you wanted reply to you and everything will be in place for you to ace your final exams and get into the course you want. Maybe the University you wanted declined your choice and you now must decide where you want to go instead after exam time.

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Competing at BUCS Part 2: The Regrettening

Competing at BUCS Part 2: The Regrettening

To say that the final to the British University and Colleges Sport archery final did not go to plan is probably an understatement.

The Friday before the final I thought I would try and get in some practice on the targets we would be shooting, only to find out I was making so many little mistakes that my shooting had degraded somewhat, probably because of nerves, but this meant I stayed until 9 to try and fix my shooting.

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Competing at BUCS

Competing at BUCS

First of all, if you didn’t know already, BUCS is the British University and Colleges Sport. Sports societies at each university put forward a few people to compete at BUCS nationwide.

I qualified for BUCS in late December and had a few months to practice and improve my shooting, in these few months I went from scoring 507 in January to 531 to just before BUCS, I was very happy with this improvement as it meant I might be in with a chance at BUCS.

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Freshers: a summary of a very busy week

Freshers: a summary of a very busy week

Freshers' week can be daunting for first years and I would be lying if I said I felt any different.

On my first day of induction I was if anything more lost than most; not being in halls for my first year meant that I didn’t have flat mates to rely on or to walk around the campus with and all around were groups of people who seemed to have settled in already. However like most students in the same position, all my nerves on the first day were for nothing as by the end of it I had made several acquaintances from my course and even a couple of friends.

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