This weekend was my lazy weekend – I slept in and was on the phone (audio/video call) with Aiman for most of the weekend. I was talking to him about the part-time job interview I had last week (which I wrote in my last post, Let’s Go, #HudFreshers), which I (Alhamdulillah) ended up getting and was updating him on my working arrangements and all.
Yep, that’s right, I got the job! It’s a part-time job, obviously, because as a Tier 4 student in the UK, I’m only allowed to work up to 20 hours a week while I’m studying. But that wasn’t an issue for me anyway – I only had a total of 8 hours of class time per week, and I really don’t think that spending the rest of my time either locked up in my studio or pouring over books/articles in the library is a good thing to do for my mental health. So I’ve been looking for ways to fill up my time so I don’t die of boredom (because, honestly speaking, Netflix-ing and Nintendo-Switch-ing gets a bit tiring after doing it for days on end without stop).
Hello again people. So I’m finally here in Huddersfield, have been here for almost three weeks, actually, but I never actually got around to actually updating this blog [apologies, again and again and again for it].
This week is my first official week of classes and I can legit say that I am a Master’s student at the University of Huddersfield right now. Though I can’t really say it’s going great (it has only been a couple of days and I feel like I’m not supposed to be here lol inferiority complex much please send help)
I’ve been hinting about my new phase for quite some time, so I guess now’s a pretty good time to officially write about it on the blog, even though some of you would’ve already know about it from my other social medias (yeah, my blog is the last to be updated, as always)
In a little over 24 hours from now, I’d be on a plane, where I’d be heading to the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, to start my MA in Education (Youth & Community).
After more than two years of planning for graduate school and all, it’s finally happening. Granted, it was not what I planned for originally, as my first option was to stay in the US after my graduation in May 2017 and pursue my 2-years Master’s degree in Student Affairs. But, after thinking things through and taking into consideration a lot of other factors, this is perhaps the best option for me at this point of time, and I’m honestly excited for it.
I’ve never really wrote about this on the blog yet, but I promised myself, whether I succeeded or not, I’ll write a post about it anyway, so I guess this is it.
Last year in September/October, I decided to try out and apply for the Chevening Award 2018/19. It was a spur of the moment decision, and it was a shot to the stars, but heck, I decided to go for it and try my luck.