I dragged the momma back to Scotland at the start of the week for another open day. This will probably be the last one. I think I might have – shock horror- kind of made my decisions about university. As scary as the sound of that is, it feels good to have a rough game plan in mind. I’m the first to admit it, I can get a little ocd about these things. I love to-do lists, I keep post it notes by my bed just in case and just generally feel better when I know what I’m doing.
Enough about that. It’s time to talk Aberdeen. After a five hour train journey, we arrived in the city and as per, wandered a little off track. I think my first words were “It’s grey”. We found ourselves by some giant concrete buildings ( I think they may have been car parks) and it was raining. Of course. Now I don’t mind a bit of rain – in fact it makes me strangely happy – but this was crazy. Heavy rain, strong winds, skirts. It was a disaster. My poor umbrella didn’t make it unfortunately. On the plus side, I had to do a bit of shopping to account for the weather…. Needs must, I suppose! I don’t think mum was too impressed originally and I have to admit, I was a little wary but looking around the campus my thoughts on the university definitely became a little more positive. On the Monday night, there was an event for prospective students. I was a little bit scared I’d end up loitering in the corner before bowing out early but I actually really enjoyed myself. Maybe there is hope for the socially reclusive yet.
By the second day, the weather seemed to have taken a turn for the better and we got to appreciate just how pretty it is in Aberdeen. There was even a BBQ and ice cream stand during the open day that we took full advantage of. It was a lot busier than I think either of us were expecting but I was impressed by what was on offer at the university and how helpful staff were about questions. It helped that the campus was pretty lush as well. I think it is somewhere I could see myself being for four years.
We had a couple of hours spare before our train home so we took a wander round the city before our tired feet and sleep deprived minds forced us into a coffee shop. However before then I was pleased to note that the city looked a lot more attractive when the skies were blue. 🙂
Perhaps we should put more faith into second impressions after all…
P.S if anyone was interested in Aberdeen university, you can find out more here