So after 3 long weeks of waiting finals results finally came through this week, and the great news is I PASSED and I’m now officially Dr Winfield Young…. a scary thought I can tell you! And as if the week could not get any better to top it off I also got my top choice job working in a hospital just outside Cardiff from the end of July! :)
I’ve had to pinch myself several times this week and also double checked my results numerous times as I still quite can’t believe I passed and that 5 years of university are nearly over for me. So as my time at university draws to a close I though for my next few weeks I would blog about a few of my best (and worst) experiences I’ve had during my time in Cardiff.
Coming in at No 5 : – FRESHERS 2008
Yes it was that long ago, after 2 attempts at getting onto the medicine course at Cardiff I finally got a place, and in September 2008 I moved into Tally North (or “the bronks” as the jealous tally southers like to call it) ready to start a new chapter in my life.
And WOW what a chapter, nothing can prepare you for life as a fresher : freedom , student loan, lectures , random late night parties on a Sunday and setting up a slip and slide in your hallway… everything is just crazy, fast paced and most of all bags of fun.
I don’t think I’ve ever had such an exiting year in all of my life and the best thing about it is the incredible friends that you make. I have several friends who will be some of my closest friends for life thanks to freshers, Here is one of them Deian and me enjoying one of the first nights out during freshers:
Me and my friends often hanker back to those fresher days and occasionally try to re-live them, mostly resulting in terrible 3 day hangovers (which defiantly didn’t exist when I was a fresher) and near fatal injury when trying to do a superman on an indoor slip and slide…
It’s true what every one says, your first year at university is a truly unforgettable experience and one that will live very long in the memory for me. So for all of you A-levelers who are sat at your desks revising your butts off, I promise you it’s well worth all the hard work!