My goals for my second year at university (Toby)

I have just found out today that I have passed first year with a 2:1 so yay for me!

Dale - Jonah

However, now I must start thinking about second year.

Toby - bender gif

First year was a wild ride and I loved every second of it. I have made some amazing friends, spent 90% of my time procrastinating and revelled in the fact I only needed 40% to pass. Now, first year is officially over, I get to enjoy probably ten weeks of doing sweet nothing.


I am going to savour this time because once it’s over, second year begins and my time matters because my grades also matter. So, with that in mind and the fact first year wasn’t perfect, here are my goals for second year:

  1. To take advantage of the library. This is a promise I made with one of my best friend’s, Ayse. Well, she said we’ll go every day, my goal is more realistic. In first year, I think we maybe went in the library a few times and it was only because we were all useless at doing our work at home so we had to force each other to suffer and actually do it. So, for second year we’re going to try and force each other to do more than just the required work. I already feel like I’m asking too much of myself. You can do this future me, I believe in you!


2. Have better attendance. I know I should aim for perfect attendance and I will try but once again, I’m just being realistic. I commute to university and some students struggle with getting to lessons when they live five minutes away whereas I live a 20-minute walk and a forty-minute train away, so please give me some wiggle room here. But I do want to improve my attendance and I hope my new timetable is generous to my circumstances.


3. Complete the recommended reading. Do more extensive reading. Read. Something. To. Do. With. My. Subject. This is by far the most adventurous one. I don’t know why I struggle with doing the reading because I do enjoy reading and I do enjoy learning about Psychology so maybe I just need to buckle down and do it and stop being a baby. Maybe I just need to take my degree more seriously. Maybe I need to stop seeing it as a punishment. Maybe, just maybe. Oh my god, can I get audio books? This one’s sorted.

toby boom

4. Pay better attention in lectures. This is one of my major problems. I literally cannot pay attention for long periods of time. I sometimes get distracted by my phone or I just start thinking about the most random of things. I can blame my friend for this because Martha closes her eyes and claims she is “absorbing the information”.

toby nerd

Honestly, after writing all that I am questioning how in the hell did I pass first year? Let’s hope it wasn’t just a fluke and that there was some work I put in that I just don’t give myself credit for and that in second year I just get better at whatever it is that I did. I have other smaller goals such as going out more, writing more notes and create more. Now let’s just hope that I complete these goals, even though just thinking about them to write this I am already like this cat.

cat leaning toby

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