I thought I would write this blog post because Plymouth University Archers are not usually the most competitive archery club, and we don’t usually go anywhere with the expectation to win. This year, however, we have already won eleven medals in the past two months, more than Plymouth University had won in the previous two years.Read More
BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Foundation Year
This time last year my university life started with me being worried that the course I had chosen would be a waste of time, and trying to decide whether I should just quit trying to get onto a chemistry course and save myself some time.Read More
Wake up at 8:30
Archery is the one thing I can justify getting up this early for, I really do like my sleep.
Actually get up, get dressed and be ready at 9
Again, early mornings are not my thing.Read More
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.Read More
I could talk about a lot of things in this blog, going home for Easter, seeing family or meeting old friends. But NOPE is was my birthday this month and I only get to talk about it once a year and it landed in the Easter holidays so I had great fun back home in Cornwall (the very end of Cornwall to be precise..)Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
I’m currently half way through my foundation year and since mock results should have come back recently I thought I’d just outline why if you miss the grades for your desired course, doing a foundation year is a great option.Read More
At this time during my A-levels I was putting off going to Applicant Days until I received all of my offers back and the mock exam season was in full swing. People were pulling their hair out because they didn’t get the perfect mark they needed in the mocks to reassure themselves that they would pass come June time.Read More
First, if you’re even contemplating going to a university, whether it’s your firm choice or your backup choice; yes, you should definitely go to an Applicant Day.
Second, if you are thinking of going to one of Plymouth’s Applicant Days, you should 100% percent go (from my experience).
Why? Read on to find out!Read More
Soon everyone will be heading home from University for the holidays and for some this will be their first time back home since September. Others - myself included - have been home before the holidays to see family.Read More
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.Read More