4 November 2016
Something everyone associates with third year is a dissertation, it is the largest study you will have to complete throughout university and can be on a topic of personal choice as long as your supervisor agrees.
For the second semester of third year I stayed in Cambridge two days a week to ease the workload and reduce the time spent travelling to and from uni. I ended up driving to Cambridge which reduced the commute by an hour, however, as I mentioned in my previous blog, “if you are thinking about commuting consider whether you would rather save money or experience the ‘uni life’, I know if I could do it again I would live in Cambridge”.
In second semester, I also had the pleasure of meeting Abi, another Tourism Management tutor. She brought so much energy to class and encouraged discussion and debate by including every student in her thought-provoking and exciting lectures.
The LAIBS faculty team have also worked tirelessly to provide numerous recruitment fairs for graduating students, I would recommend attending as many as possible. Personally I only went to a couple as I applied for the jobs disseminated via email, which were for smaller organisations and more relevant to my interests.
At the time of writing this blog I have submitted my final assignments and taken my final exams. I will be flying out to America for the summer to teach children to swim and hope to gain an internship in the Cayman Islands with Marriott starting in October, which I applied for through ARU.
I hope my blogs have given an insight into university life and the outstanding tourism tutors and provided some tips for freshers and students progressing to second and thirds years.