It’s less than a month now until the start of term at university and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into my third and final year. I won’t however be returning to Aberystwyth in person. I will instead be competing my degree as a distance learner, an option taken by the majority of people studying with the Department of Information Studies at Aberystwyth University.
It’s not been the easiest decision to make, there are a lot of things I’ll miss; living by the sea, wandering around town listening to the pleasing mixture of Welsh and English conversation, L and D the two lovely friends I’ve made on the course, my landlady and her amazing cat. I know though that for a variety of reasons it’s definitely the right decision for me.
Since officially making the decision a couple of days ago I’ve begun to think of how the year will pan out for me. Next week we are going to work to make a suitable study area for me and then as soon as term starts I should be able to get started. If nothing else I’m exciting to try out distance learning, it’s going to be a completely different sort of educational experience, one I’m looking forward to throwing myself into.