Monday morning, the 23rd of January 2012, 9.35 a.m – 10 minutes until the Fundamentals of Financial Reporting exam and I can’t find the room where my exam is going to take place.
But let’s start from the beginning. I was waiting in front of the Armitage Centre and called my friend who had obviously overslept. We finally came and we made our way in and when we came into the main hall I asked somebody if he was taking the Financial Reporting exam, well he wasn’t. I asked the second person if Financial Reporting takes place here and he didn’t say yes either – FINALLY I saw somebody from my course. It was not until later that I found out that several different exams took place in the same room.
You can’t believe how relieved I was when I finally found my seat and was ready to take my first exam at university, which went well. Half of the exam consisted of a balance sheet/income statement exercise and the other half of multiple choice questions and small essay-type questions.
In the practice runs my balance sheet had never balanced but since the majority of the points are for the working and not for the end result I wasn’t really worried. The happier I was when my balance sheet did balance in the end so I hope I got the right figures.
I spent most of my days studying in the library and I didn’t expect it to be that much. So I can give you the advice to start earlier than I did – it will be less stressful and you will definitely get a better night’s sleep than I did.
After what had felt like months it was finally Friday, the 27th of January; the last day of finals and therefore the last day of semester one. The last weekend of this month I spend doing nothing at all – it was so nice and so relaxing after those weeks of studying day in and day out.
Semester two will start with a tight schedule. Mondays I only have one lecture in the afternoon but most Tuesdays I have five to seven modules which is a lot more than in semester one.
I’m nevertheless quiet excited for the new modules to start and finally have some daily routine again.