A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A THIRD YEAR PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT

I cannot believe that I only have three weeks left of my final year of university! I honestly don’t know where the past three years have gone. I’ve been a bit quieter than usual on here lately and that’s because third year is really taking its toll on me. I have so much to do in so little time and I am finding myself using every single second of the day in order to get everything done! A lot of people that know me say that they don’t know how I manage to fit in everything so I thought I would document a little ‘week in my life.’

Now, full disclaimer, a week in my life will definitely not reflect that of a typical university student just because I have taken on extra commitments/jobs during my time as a student. Also, is there really such thing as a ‘normal’ student life? I really wanted to try my best to make the absolute most out of my time at uni. I have based this week on what I typically do and included specific examples where I can.

To give you some context, I study BSc (Hons) Psychology and am chair person and vocal director of Loco Show Co the musical theatre society. I also have four part time jobs that I balance alongside my society and employment commitments. I am a student wellbeing, champion, welcome desk assistant, digital ambassador and student life blogger! I also sit on the staff consultative forum at Worcester Students’ Union and am now playing the leading lady in Loco’s production of The Wedding Singer!

One of my pet hates is when people tell me that I have taken on too much, purely because that is not the case. I am proud to say that I am successful in everything I take on and if I found that I was falling behind or not giving my all to each commitment then of course I would reassess my life. I like to keep busy and am motivated to put myself in the best position when I graduate.

Monday 

  • 7:45– Wake up and complete morning routine
  • 8:30 – 11:00 – Check emails, complete work and loco admin, prepare for teaching rehearsals that week. I also make some lunch and get ready for work
  • 11:15 – 12:15 – Dissertation seminar
  • 12:45- 17:15 – Afternoon shift at the Welcome Desk
  • 18:15 – 22:15 – Loco rehearsals for The Wedding Singer. Monday’s are usually acting and now that I am playing the lead I have a lot of catch up to do!
  • 22:15 – onwards – I get home from rehearsals, make tea, shower and get myself to bed.

Tuesday 

  • 7:45 – Wake up and complete morning routine. I also try to have breakfast and make a packed lunch for the day so I don’t spend money on campus.
  • 9:00 – Get to the library with my friend Susie and have an all day study session. We literally set up camp in the morning and I usually stay there until rehearsal starts.
  • 12:00 – 14:00 – I often leave my things with Susie and go and work a ‘Fancy a Cuppa’ session as part of my job as student wellbeing champion before heading back to study.
  • 18:00 – 22:15 – Loco rehearsals for The Wedding Singer. Tuesday’s are usually dance but I have been doing double singing rehearsals this week so I also teach on Tuesday’s
  • 22:15 – Get home, make some tea, shower and bed as per.

Wednesday 

  • 7:45 – Wake up and complete morning routine
  • 9:15 – 11:15 – Counselling Psychology lecture
  • 11:15 – 16:00 – Library study session to get some more uni work and dissertation done.
  • 16:00 – I usually call it a day a bit earlier on a Wednesday in order to get home, make some tea and get ready for social. However, socials are dying down a bit at the moment as I have soooo much to do and can’t always justify going. It is nice to take a break from uni work for the evening though.
  • 20:00 – Head out for social for the rest of the evening.

Thursday 

  • 7:45 – Wake up and complete morning routine.
  • 8:30 – Eat breakfast and make lunch for the day.
  • 9:00 – 11:00 – I head to the library for 9am but dedicate the first few hours to doing some work for either the digital ambassador scheme or as a wellbeing champion. I’ll either write blogs/create content or plan campaigns, update social media pages, hide #UWRocks or change the poster boards.
  • 11:00 – 13:00 – More uni work in the library  and lunch. If I have time I will sometimes work ‘Fancy a Cuppa’ this day too.
  • 13:45 – 15:45 –  Cyberpsychology lecture
  • 16:00 – 18:00 –  I run rehearsals for soloists in the show and teach them their harmonies/solo pieces.
  • 18:00 – Head home to make tea, watch some Netflix and have an early night.

Friday (my busiest day)

  • 7:45 – Wake up and complete morning routine. Eat breakfast and make lunch for the day.
  • 9:00 – 13:00 – Morning shift at the Welcome Desk
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Dissertation tutorial with my tutor and data checks with another  mentor
  • 14:00 – 16:00 – I head to the canteen to go over what I am teaching in the evening and do any other loco admin jobs/work things I can whether that be popping into the office, completing the poster rotations, replying to emails etc.
  • 16:00 – 18:00 – Educational Psychology lecture
  • 18:15 – 22:15 – I host my cast singing rehearsals for The Wedding Singer
  • 22:15 – If karaoke is on we will all head there for the evening, if not we head home, make some tea and praise the Lord that it is the weekend.

On the weekends, Alex and I typically hide ourselves away if we can. We stay at home and use our time getting work done, prepping for the week ahead, doing a food shop and spending time together. The week’s are so full on that I definitely look forwards to the weekends where I can get things done at my own pace and my schedule is a little less demanding. However, come May every weekend we will be in rehearsals for The Wedding Singer so watch this space for blog content all about it!

Just two 3,000 word assessments and my dissertation to go! Wish me luck in the final push of third year!

Meg xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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