Before starting university, I was very excited. I think the opportunity to be independent and take life into my own hands was very appealing to me, which fuelled the excitement. I was also very cautious and focused due to being the very first member of my family to go to university, and also not knowing anyone at the university or city I was going to attend.
My experience of university so far has been mixed due to the pandemic but I have very much enjoyed meeting new people and learning about new things, not only within my course but about life, also slowly finding and learning about myself. The many opportunities that have arisen have been amazing.
There have also been some challenging times. Loughborough is a top five uni and it really pushes and tests students, but all for their greater good. There have also been some emotional challenges that I know a lot of students go through, but it’s key to have the right people around you to support.