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What are third years really thinking?

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What are third years really thinking?

5 months ago
By Alex Clement

No doubt you have changed and you might feel stressed. You know how the engine of the university runs and the pressure is on.

You’re no longer running home crying about the possibility of failing your degree before you even had your first lecture.

Reminiscing previous years, you begin to realise how astonishing the difference two years can make. ‘A lot can happen in a year’ they say. Well that is definitely true. But what goes on inside the heads of students going through the upgrade to, ‘soon to be graduates’?

When you go back in September, you feel accomplished. You haven’t dropped out, failed and gone back a year. You walk around with a sense of relief; you’ve almost made it to finishing a rite of passage to most millennials.

Final year Television Production student at Westminster, Jessica Mitchell says “This is the final year, the one that destines whether I complete my degree or not. The last three years have developed me into a person who could go out into the world. If I compare myself now to first year, I’m a completely different person, in terms of confidence.”

Final year Fine Art student from Plymouth College of Art, Cynara Wilson says “When I went into first year I felt vulnerable, scared, excited and terrified. I was finally thrown in the deep end. Looking back over the years, I can truly say that going to university was the best and worst decision I’ve ever made”.

Final year Public Relations & Advertising student at Westminster, Marcel Klebba says “In the first year, the educational system might be a bit of a shock. Second year is a bit like being a teenager, you’re not really a kid any more, but you still haven’t become an adult. I’m extremely excited about the final year, but a bit sad. These are the last months before I’ll hopefully land a job and stop being labeled as a student”.

Transitioning into your final year might seem like the end of the world. Don’t panic, it really isn’t. Remember, plan ahead. Think of what comes next; a job or a possible postgraduate degree? Who knows, the possibilities are endless.