Reflections on 1st Year of studying music at uni

So i’ve been done for the summer for nearly a month and i found out that I have passed my first year with a 2:1 with my mark being 65%. Although this years mark will not count towards my final degree, i am over the moon with the mark. I got 1sts for the Β music business and performance modules, 2:1’s for composing, music technology, language of music 1a and 2:2’s for world music and language of music 1b.

This seems like a perfect time to look back on my first year. At the start of september, I was incredibly nervous. I was returning to education after my gap year and i wasn’t sure if i made the right descion to even go to uni-even more since i would be taking an hour commute on the train. A year on, I can safely say i made the right descion. The commute has not been as bad as i thought-i do work on the train to pass the time, there has only Β been a few times where the trains have been rubbish and i’ve made a great group of friends including a fellow commuter-the work has been good and not as bad as i thought and i feel happy with the progression. There has been a few bad moments and times where i have been temptend to quit but i’m glad i haven’t-the motivation is when i graduate with my cap and gown and the certifcate showing i did it.

My immediate plans for the summer are to try and get a job for the summer (not going well so far), lots of composing and producing music as well as performing. I will also publish a few posts with advice for freshers starting in september too-including advice for people commuting and people returning to education after a gap year.

I’ll end this post with a playlist of my work done from this year and some favourite images.

All official:) #student #arufreshers #angliaruskin

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9am lecture 😒😒 6:51 train with a 5:30 start….least it's only once a week

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Task 3 #coursework #uni #musicdegree #logicprox #musicstudent

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Serisoly durffele…#toohigh #altoproblems

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Favourite part of uni! #lunchtimeconcert

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#sunrise #station #norwichstation

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Last night πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ» #uni #concert #westroad #cambridge #chorus #angliaruskin

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Toot! #tenorhorn #godsinstrument

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Waiting

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#waterbeach

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Stuck in lakenheath

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Pre concert selfies 😝

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Rehearsing #hipstamatic #orchestra #uni

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Binham montage

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Passed my first year with a 2:1 YES!!!!!

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Best,

Leveridge