Imagine you’ve just finished an exhausting session at the gym, and when you come home your mum asks you to hoover the house and help her with the gardening and on top of that empty the dishwasher. That is pretty much how I felt when the new semester started after having just finished the January exams. I definitely needed a break, but our lectures started straight after. I have been longing for the Easter break since then!
The break came perfectly. I feel my days have been on a higher pace than they were last year. It may be because of the extra module that adds up with the seven modules we are taking this semester – way too many. It doesn’t go well with the extra-curricular activities I was planning on taking part in before we finish this year. One of them was the ‘Venture Further’ competition that runs within the University. Contestants have to write a business plan for their business idea and the prize money is £4,000 (!) I think my friends and I have the best idea (like people always say about their business ideas) and that it is sustainable enough to make our wallets look like bibles. Now when we have about four weeks of holiday my team members and I will try to finish our business plan, as well as I will use the time to finish some coursework that is due to be submitted after Easter.
Once again I decided not to run for the gate and catch the first available flight to Sweden as I knew I would probably not be able to get any work done if I was to reunite with everything that home offers (TV, Xbox, and mum who constantly wants me to help out with chores). I decided however to treat myself with a weekend in London; meet up with friends, go shopping and clubbing. Beautiful spring weather was included in the Easter break package too and the people that are still in Manchester spend most of their time chilling in parks around campus. Unfortunately Manchester does not offer a nearby beach, but which elite university in the UK does?
Notice: The exam timetable for the May/June exams was released the other day. Although we have 6 exams to complete, they are all spread out which gives us enough time to revise between each exam. Thank you MBS Undergraduate Office!
Notice 2: Had lunch with Professor Michael Luger, Director of MBS. Free lunch and a chat with one of the coolest staff members I have met so far at MBS. “I can speak five languages: American, British, Canadian, Australian…” He did only mention four.
Notice 3: I did not manage to get a spring internship. The biggest mistake I made was to apply to London where I had to compete with a higher number of students for fewer places. Still have some applications pending though…