Finishing My First Year of University

14 June 2017

I can't believe I'm saying this but I have completed my first year at university. Who can believe that only 9 months ago I was packing my bags and heading to Chester to begin my university adventure! It's had it's ups and downs but overall, I'm so happy with my decision and I already can't wait to move in to my new house and begin second year already! I thought in today's post I would share some photos from some of my favourite memories during my first year as well as some pretty photos of my campus!

I honestly love my campus, I do think I'm really lucky with where I am as it's just so pretty! I also think it's a great size, not too small but definitely not too big! 

Cheshire Oaks is also a great aspect to Chester (especially when it's Christmas or someone's birthday), not only does it have a great selection of outlet stores, it also has a great selection of restaurants too! It's also a great place to just walk around and do a little window shopping too. 

Now there was no way I wouldn't visit Chester zoo during my first year at university. It's honestly such a beautiful zoo and the wildlife collection they have there is also magnificent. It's such a lovely zoo to lose yourself in too, so if you ever find yourself close to Chester, I would 100% recommend you visiting. 

Paintballing was definitely an experience. I have been once before but it was during the summer so the paintballs weren't so stiff (and painful) however the whole experience was a laugh so it's definitely there as one of my top favourites when looking back on my first year at university. 

Christmas time at Chester was also lovely, they had a Christmas market and the lights made it look so pretty and adorable, can't wait for another Christmas in Chester for sure. 

During my ecology module we got to experience a residential trip to the lake district which was definitely by far one of my favourite memories and trips I have been on. This was the trip that truly showed me that I wanted to be an ecologist and go down the conservation route! 

I have made some amazing friends during my first year at university and I honestly don't know what I would do without them, they really have my first year at university the best experience it could be.

I know this post is very short but I do hope you liked looking at some of my photo's I shared with you. I still can't believe my first year is over, it really is crazy! 

Anyway, hopefully there will be a post later this week as well so keep an eye out for that. I hope to be uploading a little more now, seeing as I don't have exams to revise for now. Let me know if you have finished your first year at university too, I would love to hear about it. 

Tab xx


  1. Finishing a year of school is such a milestone! x

  2. Aww it was so lovely to see such a positive reflective post on your first year in Chester! I've no doubt that your next two years will be equally amazing! You've done some really cool things (especially paintballing!) which I'm sure will last in your memory for a really long time! Chester sounds like a great place to live too!

    Abbey 👑

  3. Loved reading this post, especially since I very nearly chose Chester University myself! I couldn't agree more on how quickly first year has flown by but I'm also equally excited to start my second year.

    Katie x