Step Up

Hi guys,

Hope all is well.

I know some of you are still trying to recover from January exams and the results that you may have attained. Whilst others are busy trying to juggle course works, extra-curricular activities and a social life. But what most of us probably all have in common is that we couldn’t wait for the January exams to be over and done with, so that we could get a break  from it all. But hey, you’ve just found out that you won’t be having a break any time soon because you’ve got yet more course works to complete, class tests, extra-curricular activities and yep, you guessed it…more exams in May/June.


To be honest, it can all get a bit too much and really overwhelming at times, but one thing you have to remember is that in this life there will never come a time, when you won’t have to juggle a lot of things all at once. It’s just one of those things in life. The only way to get around it is to:


Accept it

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 Embrace it


Make the most of every opportunity that comes your way

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Because there are a lot of people out there who would happily trade with you to be in your position.

They would happily trade with you, if it meant that they could have the opportunity to go to university.

They would happily trade with you for the opportunity to be young again.

They would happily trade with you for the opportunity to not have so many responsibilities.


So that is why it is important that you keep working hard and powering through your studies and all that life has to throw at you. Because you will never get this opportunity again, so make the most of your time here at Aston. Get involved in Uni life, even if it does get a bit stressful at times, especially when you have so many other things all happening at once – you’ve just got to keep powering through. One thing you have to remember is that university is not just about getting a degree, it’s also about character-building , and the only way to do that is by stepping out of your comfort zone and getting more involved.


Because what you don’t want is to sit down in a couple of years time with a long face and a long list of regrets saying “I wish I had…”


What is that thing that you’ve always wanted to do, but you don’t think that you’re quite good enough to do, or never seem to have enough time in the day, week, month or year to do it. Now is the time to Step Up to the challenge and make your dreams and visions become a reality!