I am glad to report I have survived my Freshers Week at the University of Exeter. It has been a crazy week to put it frankly with constantly meeting new people, discovering new places on campus and in Exeter town coupled with many late nights and not enough sleep.
It hasn’t been all party party, I did have two Welcome Lectures to attend in History and Spanish and meetings with my personal tutors too. I even managed to get myself to the exfactor course on my future career….
For my first year here I’m staying in Holland Hall, probably the best and nicest halls in Exeter with amazing views over the town and surrounding countrysides. Unfortunately my room is without this view, and I overlook a green bank but I do get to admire this view every time I go to the dining room with floor to ceiling windows. I have an ensuite bathroom and sleep in a double bed- even better than what I have at home, so no complaints there!
What I have probably enjoyed the most was running into old CLC friends I haven’t seen since Leavers Ball back in July 2011. It was a serial experience and it almost felt like we hadn’t been apart. I guess that’s what happens when you are really close to people.
Today I signed myself up for the Hispanic and Chinese society as well as the Lacrosse Club. Hopefully these will be new ways I can widen my friendship circle at Exeter and get to know other people from other years. Tomorrow I have my first real lectures, I’ll keep you posted.