I thought by now I would be used to two night lectures and two 8am starts. Turns out I was horribly wrong. Now before you start telling me I should have gotten in earlier when the lecture times came out – I didn’t have the luxury of choice. Our course is small enough to only have one lecture per unit, meaning you’re given the lecture times. It’s a mystery as to who exactly organises the timetables, with our lecturers simply calling them ‘those people’.
While I’m sure whoever made our…interesting timetable tried their best to give us the best possible times, I can’t help but feel like we were given the timetable scraps that no one else wanted. Maybe it’s because we’re creative writers? One of my tutors offered a more creative explanation that went something like this: “It was as though someone blindly threw darts, praying they would land somewhere on the board”. I think I like this theory the most. A late night class then an early morning lecture? The coffee for staying awake for the night has only just worn off before I have to get another just to keep my eyes open for the 8am start. My friend and I have joked about sleeping overnight on campus, and it’s kind of tempting at this point.
How is everyone else going with getting back into uni (and how are you surviving)? What are your timetables like? Anyone wishing for an earlier night, or perhaps a longer sleep in? If you’ve had any issues like me – it’s probably both.