Just so you know…my summer song officially became waves after my 4 weeks work as a mentor with young people aiming to come to Uni. The reason I started with filling you in on this is because I am that person that has a song for every moment. It helps me remember stuff. This song became the song my young played as we did what we did but thats all explained below.
It was my intention this year that come what may I would have a summer job. University made me think about using my time more wisely. They say university will give you the best years of your life and for sure my first year seems to have flown by. So my advice is enjoy every minute of everyday doing what you love, painting memories onto the blank canvas that is life, such that when you look back you just think WOW!
I worked as a youth mentor. This was a really unique opportunity that helped me gauge how much Aston had helped me morph into this confident outgoing creature with leadership skills 😉 …Thanks Aston lol
On a serious note I was dealing with a group of young people looking to me for advice and sound judgement as they went to fundraise and raise awareness for Leicester Hospitals charity. Their aim was to raise a portion of £60,000 with my help …little old me
We did it. We raised awareness and stood busking in the centre of Leicester of Leicester as crowds passed by as we made melodies to Bob Marleys’ One love, Rihanna’s We found love …
We stood and held a mini cake sale in Boots, and a raffle in Matalan passionate for a cause we chose, determined to rise above above all odds. I take this opportunity to shout out to my amazing team!
Having finished I look back and I realise that university is an opportunity to learn not only academic information, but information about yourself!
The way you work, what you are passionate about. I thoroughly enjoyed, and ultimately I now miss, my summer job.
I learnt to lead, from the group work we had to do and present as part of a pharmacy module, I learnt organisation when I realised that my pre lab questions needed to be completed on time or else I would get the mark, I learnt the value of being outgoing because you should never be under the illusion that University will never have people who share the same common ground as you, I learnt to be myself and to love me as me and as I did my summer job I now look back to this time last year, and the me that had the ultimate summer job…my oh my what a change a year can make 🙂