The long awaited Easter Break is finally here. After a mid-term, three presentations, and one report, all in the last two weeks of March, the Easter Break could not have come at a better time. I have decided to stay in the UK over Easter and use this opportunity to travel around the country.Despite the various coursework submissions, the past month was rather eventful. March marked the start of the first-ever India Week, which consisted of seven different events over a period of one week, each celebrating various Indian traditions. The variety of events, such as a Retro night or an Indian Ball, organized by the Indian Society, made this week truly remarkable.
One of the other highlights of March was our Christie Cup win over Leeds and Liverpool. The Christie Cup is the second-oldest rivalry in the UK after Oxbridge. It takes place annually between Manchester, Leeds, and Liverpool, and the three Universities compete in various sports. We managed to win the Badminton championships; however, Leeds won the overall championship by a mere ten points. On the other hand, we could not win our match against Sheffield Hallam, which means that we are relegated to the second league in the BUCS Championships. We were a bit disappointed by the result, but also determined to get our spot back next year.Unfortunately, I was not able to succeed in getting any spring internships this year, failing to pass the final stage of a few internships. I believe that this was probably because I applied a little late and most of these internships are on rolling basis. I would recommend anybody applying for an internship to apply as early as possible because it gives you an advantage over the others.
Nonetheless, I’ll be travelling to Blackpool and Liverpool during Easter. Moreover, I am also excited about going camping with a friend of mine in the Peak District. Let’s see how it goes!