If the fact that we are in the thick of exam week is news to you, then you are in some very deep shit.
For me and my fellow first years, this is unknown territory – you’ve all been here before. Questions of Facebook range from exam logistics to appropriate attire, recommendations for exam hall snacks and guesses at the number of decibels the noise in the hall is likely to be at. People are really stressing out, and we haven’t even got a GPA to worry about yet. My way of dealing with it? I’m imagining what it will be like when it’s over.
In my head it’ll be a euphoric momesnt, dizzy with the prospect of getting so drunk that I’ll resemble something between Lindsay Lohan and Snooki, spouting Charlie Sheen-style wisdom. The reality? I’ll just get really excited about the kettle my parents are bringing with them at the weekend. No more boiling water in a pan – result!
I’m not for a moment suggesting that I won’t celebrate – I definitely will, and I can guarantee it’ll be wilder than my two UCM friends (who will remain anonymous) who on a saturday night (and having completed various exams and papers), got tipsy on white wine spritzers and decided to hit up the library GIRLS ON TOUR!
I’m just saying that we’ll have another one of these in eight weeks, so, fellow first years, let’s keep this in perspective.
Do your best revision during the next few days, do your best in the exam, and do your best not to puke on friday night. Good luck, see you in Alla.
My name is Phoebe and I’m a first year Bachelor’s student, studying Arts & Culture. I moved to Maastricht in late August from London, England where I was born and raised.