January 14, 2017

My Uni Experience: Facts and Figures

Yesterday I started this post but didn't end it, ops. I decided to publish it today, even if I'm late, because I really want to keep up with my three-posts-a-week schedule. I'm already working on tomorrow's one, so stay tuned!


I had my last university exam on thursday and I still can't believe it! I think it will take time to realise I won't have to face another exam ever again if I don't feel like doing so. Right now I'm still in a learn&revise state of mind, but I still have to complete my dissertation, as I said previously, so that's good, I guess.

I thought I could wrap up my university journey in a short and simple post, because I realise I've never talked much about what I'm doing and I'm sure that as soon as it will be over I won't be in the mood for talking about it too much. My experience has been a bit different than what I expected when I enrolled, and I had some highs and (super low) lows, so I'm not going to dwell too much on it on here. If you have questions just ask them in the comments, I'm always glad to answer them - even when they are about this kind of topics.

I'm graduating in International Relations and Applied Languages at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. The languages I chose to learn are English and Mandarin Chinese.

Let's move onto the figures I mentioned in the title:

2013-2017: 3 academic years of courses (plus half a year to complete my dissertation)

An average of 30 hours of classes and lectures per week.

28 subjects in three years (split between recurring ones and ones that we learned for one semester only)

Favourite subjects: English Translation: Theory and Techniques; English Language and Phonology; International Regimes: Institutions and Rules (this subject's professor was hands down one of the best teachers I've ever met); History of Civilisation and Political Culture.

34 exams + 6 mid-year exams (+ 4 exams I failed and 2 I voluntarily chose to repeat)

Lowest grade: 18/30 (Chinese, three times *facepalm*)

Highest grade: 30/30 cum laude (English Translation: Theory and Techniques and Theology, twice. As you can see I covered the full scale, hahah)

Current grade (they'll grade my dissertation on a 1 to 5 scale and add that to this number in order to decide my final graduation mark): 104.27/110

25 days until I hand in my dissertation.

37 to 41 days until I graduate (yaaay).

And that's it for today, some random bits of information about my personal experience as a uni student.

Tomorrow's post is going to be more interesting, I promise. It's all about childhood and Disney.

Have a nice weekend,
Marti xx

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