I’m a Tar Heel born, I’m a Tar Heel bred.
And when I die, I’m a Tar Heel dead.
So it’s rah-rah, Car’lina-‘lina!
If you have no clue what I’m talking about here’s the solution: I will be spending my year abroad at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) in 2013/2014 and this is their fight song. The students of the UNC are nicknamed tar heels so I will probably hear this song quite a lot next year. The university is the oldest public university in the USA and I was told that students there just love Basketball – no surprise when the legendary Michael Jordan is a graduate of the university, is it?
I’m really happy to be going to North Carolina as it was my first choice. And since I haven’t really seen much of the southern or eastern part of the United States yet, the university seems to be a really good starting point for travelling. It will take a while before I get more information but I am already super excited and can’t wait until August 2013.
Other than that the month of November mainly marks the point for us non-UK students to start counting down the days before we leave Manchester for Christmas vacation (On the downside that also means that exams aren’t far away either). The city centre is nicely decorated and Christmas markets take place all throughout the town with the biggest one on Albert Square. I even found the time to make some Christmas cookies and put up some decorations in my room.
In terms of university work, most of my friends are now busy writing essays and other types of coursework but since I mainly take accounting / finance based modules I only have one assignment in Statistics that isn’t due until January.
It doesn’t mean that I don’t do any work because readings and seminar questions tend to pile up quickly when you don’t work on a constant basis. That reminds me of the seminar questions for Financial Reporting & Accountability I should probably finish now…