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.
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!’
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!