It’s the start of reading week, where UCL students get a
week to catch up on reading, work, and revise (review notes). A lot of students
go home or travel if they are caught up on their work.
I decided to visit Edinburgh this past weekend and got to meet up with Henry,
Jody, Ketaki, Josie, Gustaf, and Fil :) Gustaf and Fil are past exchange
students that studied at Caltech for a year. Edinburgh is so beautiful-the four
hour train ride went by some lovely sights. My favorite part of Edinburgh was
being able to catch up with old friends again and hike up to Arthur’s Seat. Conway,Carrie,
and our other UCL friends also came up as well. The view was stunning and
Edinburgh Castle is so majestic. Although it was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit
colder than London, it was really nice seeing the sun again.
Here are some photos:
If you are at tech, Good luck with all your midterms!
You’re squished with all your dorm essentials in the back of the car and your parents in the front trying to find parking. Emotions are high: Will you make friends? Will classes be too hard? What’s your roommate going to be like?
So you’ve done it! You’re going to attend Caltech, one of your dream schools, and you can officially call yourself a Techer. Maybe you grew up in sunny Southern California or, like me, moved thousands of miles from the East Coast (where they actually have seasons.) Regardless of how familiar you are with Pasadena or the Caltech campus before attending, becoming a student is a unique and new experience. Life at Caltech can be fun, but it is also one of the most rigorous schools in the world. It is important that your own health and wellbeing is always a top priority, regardless of whatever commitments you have on your plate.
Senior year tends to differ widely between different folks. Some have finished nearly all their major requirements, while others will be working through their classes all the way until graduation. My friends and I all fall on different points along this spectrum, but we all have something in common: we’re ready for second and third term.