First day of University

I have been looking forward to/really nervous about my first day at London Met for the last month or since I got the great news that I had been offered a place.

With an 11am start, I stopped by The Altitude Centre for a quick treadmill workout first. I’ve taken 3 of their classes but this time I was on my own- I completed a 30X30X30 workout, with 30 seconds at 16KPH, 30 seconds off, repeated 30 times.

I met my Mum for a quick pre-uni coffee to calm my nerves, and to get her to snap a few pics! I felt like a child being dropped off at school on my first day of school, but it was really nice.

London Met first day

London Met

I had induction classes from 11-4.30, which turned out to be a rathe dull 2.5 hour lecture on science courses as a whole at London Met, followed by an hour for lunch (where I had to go and buy plasters for the blisters from my new shoes-rookie error) and ate at a really cute healthy cafe opposite uni. I know I’ll be going there a lot over the next few years.

After lunch we split into our individual courses and I got to meet the 30 other future dietitians through a game of human bingo. It was a great way o getting to know the names and random facts about our intake. The squares I signed for other people included; ‘have been on TV’, ‘have been in a play’, ‘loves board games’ and ‘would like to be on the Great British Bake Off’!

Luckily I don’t seem to be the only mature student in our intake, although I didn’t love it when someone said to me ‘you’re obviously not 18!’

London Met

We’re only in Uni 2 days a week, although they are full days, with some tutorials during our lunch break. After hearing from two second year students I am part excited and part terrified to begin proper lectures, I think it’s going to be intense. I need to find someone that is down with the biochemistry and become best friends with them!

It’s a very new University, with brand new buildings (although they are laid out like a maze). I’ve been reading Lauren’s back to Uni blogs and am a little envious of the gorgeous library and collegiate atmosphere at the University of Washington. London Met feels very new and business like, and includes a SuperLab, where over 200 people can work in the lab at once. I’ve ordered myself a new official lab coat so get ready for some very attractive pictures of me wearing it!

Hope you guys like the more personal, life blog posts- don’t worry there will still be a LOT of fitness, running and marathon posts too, plus some more foodie blogs in future!


  1. September 25, 2015 / 8:39 am

    good luck for this new life chapter. Make good use of your student card (and the council tax exemption).

  2. w. Purves
    September 25, 2015 / 10:52 am

    You have been through it all before – why so nervous? And how about some new Jeans? G

  3. September 25, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Delicious cafés near places that you often go to are dangerous for the wallet but delicious for the belly! 🙂

  4. September 25, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    I love the back to school pictures! Wish I had snapped some of those too 🙂 I am also a little nervous for classes to start, but we’ve survived the worst part: getting IN!

  5. September 26, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    How exciting! Good luck on your course and hope you like it 🙂

  6. September 27, 2015 / 4:28 am

    So excited for you! I went back to college in January (as I turned 40). I felt pretty old (even though there were plenty of ‘mature students’ on my course but those extra years have proved SO useful – so much more focus and determination and life experience. It’s been brilliant. I know you’ll love it.

  7. September 27, 2015 / 8:11 am

    Good luck for your first term back at uni! I sometimes wish I had waited a little while before heading off to uni. I don’t think I was mature enough to take on living away from home for the first time and managing my studying alongside partying with my new uni friends, aged nineteen. I’ve learnt a lot about myself since finishing uni and know I would have been much more successful as a mature student. That being said, I did achieve a degree which enabled me to become a teacher.

  8. September 28, 2015 / 7:17 am

    What an exciting time of your life! Have fun and cannot wait for more posts about the studies!

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