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Monday

A few drinks with friends at our local pub, The Kings Tun, to relax before a very full on week helping students getting their results.

Relaxing drinks in the pub

Tuesday

Today was so busy! Training for working on The Student Room this week, getting used to working in the office! I came home to my family visiting my new flat and we had a nice meal out. These are the lovely flowers my Grandparents sent up with for my boyfriend and I. They look lovely in the window and it's starting to feel like home.

Beautiful flowers from my grandparents

Wednesday

My kind of night in, as you know I moved in with my boyfriend Ali this week, we made homemade pasta sauce and enjoyed it in front of The Simpsons.

A TV dinner... well laptop dinner, in front of The Simpsons

Thursday

Results day! Congratulations to everyone who got in to uni today and welcome to our new first years! This is our advert from the newspaper. I'm pleased to have been working on The Student Room today and hearing from some of our new students!

Results day!

Friday

My last day in the office on The Student Room today. I've learnt so much from the team at River House and hope to be back in next week working online again! Today I also learnt I have been selected for work experience at Closer magazine in 2015! Everyone in the office was so happy for me and I had a huge smile on my face all day.

My last day in the office working with The Student Room

Saturday

My friend Jen's 19th birthday! Jen studies Psychology at Kingston and is just about to go into her second year too. We actually went to the same college but didn't know each other! Now we're best friends. We had a great night at the pub followed by local club Pryzm. Happy Birthday Jen!

Happy Birthday to my friend Jen!

Sunday

Just some of the cards that have been sent to our flat to welcome us to our new home.

Some welcoming cards for our new home

 

Summer is finally here!!

The sun is shining today, and whilst it isn't guaranteed everyday we seem to be having an excellent summer so far! Summer is by far my favourite season! Summer also marks the end of another University year - it's crazy how fast they go! And it leaves me thinking that in twelve months time I'll have graduated, which is extremely exciting but also so scary all at the same time.

Knowing how fast the last twelve months have gone makes me realise that the next twelve will definitely fly by and whether you are starting your First, Second or Third year, or you're starting a completely different challenge all together, the next year is going to go so quickly no matter what, and it's up to you how you perform during them. I can't believe how much my placement year has made me appreciate my time - in my first two years I university I don't think I realised how much free time I had, and how much I could achieve with my free time. I am so glad that I have been on my placement year as I feel much more prepared for my final year university now, and can't wait for September to come around so I can use my time more wisely and achieve my potential.

 

So you have collected your results from your 6th form or college, you will more than likely find yourself in one of the following situations, I hope this helps one way or another.


Met firm offer? - Wooo ! Congrats! There's nothing for you to worry about, just enjoy and celebrate. On your UCAS account you should be able to see that your offer has been accepted. However, if you have met your offer but you are not sure that this is the uni you want to go to then you must let the university know.

Better grades than expected? - Once again wooo and congratulations! You can adjust your choice of course or university through UCAS.
Did not meet your firm offer? - You can call the university and apply though clearing to see if they have an alternative course to offer you. Alternatively you can accept your insurance offer if you have met those requirements.

Did not meet your firm or insurance offer? - All is not lost. There are still options available to you. First it is a good idea to log into your UCAS account and check to see if you have been given a change of course offer by either universities. You can also apply for courses through UCAS clearing.


Not found a place / course that you want to accept? - Taking a gap year is always an option. You could find a job and work full or part time, save up some money and go on holiday or travelling, or spend the year studying to better your grades. Whatever your decision is you must remember to turn down any offers you have via UCAS.

 

 

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