Final Year of Uni Bucket List

21 November 2018

I think most of my fellow final years can relate to the feeling of their time at Uni just flying by. It seems like no time at all since I was nervously moving into my first year halls and yet I’m now well into my third year. All this has got me thinking about everything I want to do before it’s my turn to don the cap and gown. Don’t get me wrong I’ve done so much over the past two years but there’s always those things which I never get around to doing, and I want this year to be the one where I find time to do the things I’ve been putting off and make lots of memories of my last year.So, here are 10 things I’m hoping to tick off my final year bucket list;

1. Explore more of the Birmingham foodie scene. 

Birmingham has so much to offer in the way of food, I honestly feel spoilt for choice in the number of different restaurants spread across the city. Grabbing dinner with my friends or boyfriend is one of my favourite things to do, and if I’m struggling to decide on where to go I take to Instagram to see where local bloggers like @Birmingham_eats have visited lately. 

2. See more of Digbeth 

Similarly, Digbeth is one of the most interesting aspects of Birmingham, it’s full of unique restaurants and bars, vintage shops and has an amazing street art scene. I never really ventured into Digbeth until second year when Ghetto Golf first opened, I also made my first visit to Digbeth Dining Club last month, it was only then that I realised how much is actually going on in Digbeth, and how much more I still have to see.

3. Do something memorable.

The Uni bubble is home to everything weird and wonderful, it provides the opportunity to make once in a lifetime memories with your friends whilst still having the safety net of uni support. Later this month I’m going to be getting involved myself by taking part in Carnival Rag’s hitchhiking challenge, myself and my housemates will get dropped 100 miles from Birmingham and have to hitchhike our way home all while raising money for some amazing charities. Stay tuned on my Instagram to see how this goes!

4. Improve my photography skills

This is a pretty simple one, I’ve been involved with photosoc (and a couple other societies) since first year but this year I really want to make an effort to become more involved and take every opportunity to attend events and learn new things. Some of the things they teach you would cost hundreds of pounds to learn in private courses so now is the time to make the most of their expertise.

5. Take a walk in Lickey Hills

Lickey Hills is a country park just a short train ride away from uni, I’ve wanted to go since first year but for some reason I’ve never made it. Taking some time away from uni and getting some gentle exercise always leaves me feeling really refreshed, plus it’s always good to branch out and see more of your local area.

6. Take advantage of the Birmingham music scene

Birmingham is an amazing place for live music, as a big city with two huge arenas we get all the big tours coming here, which isn’t a luxury I have in my home town. As well as that, there’s loads of smaller venues which have a more intimate feel and are great for seeing smaller artists. This year I’ve already seen Tom Grennan at the 02 Academy and in December I’ll be seeing Hozier for the first time too!

7. See a comedy show

I’ve never actually been to a comedy show, one of my housemates recently went to one in to one in town recently and since then I’ve been wanting to go. One of the beauties of being in a big city is there’s always something like this going on and I’ll probably be needing a good laugh when my deadlines are looming come April.

8. Go to a crazy bingo event

This ones a bit difficult to explain (give it a google) but once you understand what it is I’m sure you’ll be wanting to go. As I said, uni is the home of the weird and wonderful, and what better to epitomise that than the bingo phenomenon sweeping student cities. I already have tickets for Bingo Lingo’s launch night in Birmingham, and if the hype is to be believed then I’m in for a rather interesting night.

9. Challenge myself to cook more interesting meals

In first year I could not cook, at all. But over the last two years I feel I have really upped my ability (though you might be better to ask my housemates for a more impartial opinion. I’ve also been gifted many a cookbook which I am slowly working my way through, I think the cherry on top will be if I manage to help cook a house Christmas dinner – then you can call me an adult.

10. Take a trip with my housemates

Now this has already been discussed on a few occasions, and I am really hoping we can fix a date for it soon. My housemates and I have been throwing around the idea of going for a weekend away to another city in the UK, we’re thinking of somewhere with good night life, as well as lots of shopping and of course good food. I think this would be such a fun way to round off final year so fingers crossed we can make it happen.

By the time July comes around I hope to be able to look back at this list and have ticked off most things, if not everything. But for now stay tuned on my insta to see how I get on…Thanks for reading!


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