As a first year psychology student at Nottingham Trent life has been amazing but also challenging. The course is amazing and i have learnt so many interesting things along the way, however it really has been another step up from A-level, learning to write coherent lab reports with next to no 'flowery language', has not been easy. There have been ups and downs along the way but i feel any uni course first year would be the same. You just have to take the comments, work on the weaknesses, continue the strengths and progression will follow hard work. The course itself, being split between exams and course work, has been a nice blend. Learning to meet deadlines across the year but also feeling exams looming was a challenge to meet. Unlike many of my flat mates we as a course have 5 exams, including a 3 hour statistics exam- there is more mathematics in psychology than you first think. However, with steady work and the right attitude, the exams soon came and went. The enjoyment at the end knowing you are done is simply the best feeling. Next year, i will be starting revision earlier but as we all know, first year is a learning curve.