One down, three to go!

SO, I can’t believe I forgot to write a post about this, but I passed the first year of my degree!

It feels like so long ago I was stuck in the middle of nasty exam revision, but my results came out last week. I’ll be perfectly honest, my grades were a little lower than I had anticipated, but my averages were brought down by the actual exams as opposed to the coursework. It’s not ideal, but I know I get a bit stressed out and am prone to “under performing on the day” – if I can get that dealt with, I’ll be fine. I know I can do the modules and that I grasp the content, so getting my grades up another 5 – 10 marks isn’t unachievable.

I am really pleased though. My main worry when I started this course was whether or not I’d be able to juggle work and study, and still have some semblance of a social life. It’s not been easy, but I certainly didn’t struggle. I think I can manage this for another three years!

In other, unrelated news, I had my hair cut. My unkempt mane had been doing my head in (pardon the pun!), so I just bit the bullet and got it short. Here is e a really bad picture I just took:

Stacey's new haircut!

Anyway, posts about the fun things we’ve been doing recently will be up soon! I’m getting nagged a bit, and to be fair, I am horribly lazy, but soon! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Later. S x


2 Comment

  1. LL says: Reply

    Congrats on passing the first year – the first year is always the hardest and many people fall by the wayside. Just keep plugging at it!

    Remember that once you start that training contract, those grades won’t matter any more. It’s consistency and continually accurate legal analysis that keeps you in the game.

    1. Stacey says: Reply

      Thanks for your kind words – I appreciate it.

      I completely agree; I’m just concious of the fact that after my degree, I’ve got a diploma to do. The Law Society looks at your average grades for your “compulsory modules”, and then decides who’s getting on the diploma each year based on that average. Because I’m doing my degree part time, we do less modules over the four years, thus all of them are considered the compulsory ones. So, higher grades now, means a higher average, which in turn increases my chances of getting into the university of my choice for the diploma. (Becoming a lawyer in the UK is such a hassle!)

      It’s such a relief to finally be done for the summer, though!

      Cheers. Stace x

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