Alhamdulillah, I’ve finally finished my second semester of graduate school. It seems surreal that all that is left for me to get my master’s degree is two pieces of assignment that I need to submit in the next few weeks, and one ~14,000 words dissertation.
It seems to fly by so fast. Looking back, I think I may not have acted like a graduate student for most of the time. Personally I think I could’ve acted a lot more maturely, actually do my readings when they were assigned and took more initiative to do a lot of independent reading on my own.
I can’t really turn back time to start it all over again, so here’s to (hoping) that I would actually buck up for my dissertation this summer. I really want to finish this program off strong, and I want to be able to look back five, ten years from now and say that I’m proud of how I’ve done.
Academic aside, I think I’ve tried my best to make the most out of my time here in the UK. I joined quite a number of activities and societies on campus, met people from all sorts of programs, and tried out some new things as well.
It’s been quite an eventful academic year, but it was all worth it.