Starting university, I was full of nerves, finally grasping my dream of becoming a pilot. My course title Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training, is a 3-year course filled with many challenges, including engineering, business, and the actual flying aspect.
Studying hard during my A levels in my three subjects, geography, PE, and sociology, allowed me to get my first choice at Kingston University. Leaving home and gaining my independence for the first time was a big attraction factor for me towards my course.
During the first week of university, we undertook many introductory courses, which included getting to know our campus, health, and safety and meeting our tutors.
Introducing myself to my coursemates was an exciting time for me as I have now made close friendships with many people on my course.
Having a part-time job whilst at University has proven to be challenging as managing my time between studies, work, and social time is difficult. Another challenge I have had to face is managing my money, especially during the many nights out during fresher's fortnight.
Moving into my accommodation was a slight shock for me; as much as I tried to decorate it, it did not feel like home. The hardest challenge for me by far at Kingston University has been trying to cook meals for myself; having no prior experience, my stable diet for the week has consisted of pot noodles and microwave-ready meals.
During my second week, I have finally been able to experience a taste of my lectures. My lectures which consist mainly of math, have been my favorite due to taking it as an AS. Another reason I enjoy my math lectures is that me finding it logical.
Having no previous flying experience, I was very nervous as I thought I would be the only one and had no understanding. A beneficial aspect of this course is that we aren't being thrown into relating math and physics to flying, and everything is being broken down by...