Here’s a post to showcase my student wins for the semester 🙂 I’ll be reviewing the goals I posted in January and saying what I’m most proud of this term.
Become Faculty Representative
I did it! 🙂 You can see my post here saying how excited I was when I got the position! Unfortunately, I did quit after the first week because it was like having a full-time job at the same time as doing full-time study. I didn’t think that was particularly conducive to getting good grades. Either way, I’m proud to have achieved the position and I’m glad I gave it a shot! 🙂 I definitely would have regretted not doing this, seeing how far I could go, and discovering my limits 🙂
Manage my anxiety well (I’m defining this as, if I have a bad day, the next day is a new day. Try not to let my anxiety control me for more than one day at a time – maximum)
I didn’t do too good with this one. Before the beginning of the semester, I came off my anxiety tablets. I did ok, better than I expected, but when it came to the period when I had multiple assignments and exams, my anxiety was unmanageable. Panic attacks, hiding, the lot. I’m now back on medication, I feel like it’s the right move for me. I’ll keep taking it one day at a time 🙂 Hopefully, this time my anxiety will subside in the same day it arose, rather than being spread over several days. I believe! I can do it! ^.^
Learn how to get above a 70% score on essays
Yessss!!! This semester, I have got more 60-69%’s than over 70%’s, however, my last two assignments I did achieve over 70%! On my last assignment, I got my highest essay grade so far – 76%. You can see my shock at this in my post ‘Medieval World Essay Score!‘ I’m so proud, I’ve definitely done better than expected this semester, especially since I did my first exams in over 11 years! Ha ha. Onward and upward!
Learn how to improve my group work projects (is it me?)
I didn’t get to do this one because I had no group projects this semester. Next year I have picked a module that does, so I will get to work on this goal then 🙂 I did network quite a bit at Subject Futures week! 🙂 Which kinda counts? haha.
Get a part-time job
Yes! I managed to get a part-time job as a student careers ambassador for part of the semester 🙂 I quit due to my anxiety, however, I didn’t feel comfortable telling them that so I told them I wanted to concentrate on my studies.
I also did some volunteer work as an archive assistant at Hull History Centre, where I discovered I do not like this job after all 😦
Actively participate in the societies I’ve signed up for (attend at least fortnightly)
Heh, no this one didn’t go well. I signed up for several different societies this semester and I didn’t go to any of them. A total waste of money. To be honest, it didn’t help that I deleted all my social media and most of the societies communicated via Facebook Messenger. Other societies (prior to my deleting the social media) never had any events! What’s the point of my paying to join when they literally didn’t do anything. I think one society had one night out and that was it – something I’m really not interested in. So yeah, partly my fault and partly theirs 🙂
I did so-so with my goals! 🙂 There’s always next year to work on! xD haha.
How are you doing with your goals? Did you achieve everything you wanted this semester?