Monday, 19 September 2011

Uni - Part 2 another story

Some of you know that the Dancing Queens first year at Uni did not quite go to plan. A series of unfortunate events left her feeling lonely and fairly depressed across in Salford, so she took matters into her own hands and orchestrated a move to another university to finish her course. She presented the move to us as a "fait accompli " with her accomodation sorted and everything in place to start the new year at a different university.

She has moved into her accomodation already this week and even though the other girls have not moved in yet, she has enjoyed herself. Her house is so much nicer that the halls of residence provided by Salford Uni last year.
She will still be able to keep her weekend job here at home by travelling home on the train at weekends, but this week we went to fetch her so that her brother could see where she will be and have a look around.
Fingers crossed that she will settle better this year. For all our sakes!!

23 comments:

Michela said...

I hope the DQ will have a fantastic year at the new uni/flat!
xxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

What seems a lifetime ago now, we too experienced how unhappy our children could be at Uni, though both stayed at their original places. If asked now I know one of them might have wished they were brave enough and determined enough to improve things. I wish the DQ all the very best and hope that now she will experience what should be one of the most exciting times of her life. x

Susan T said...

The best of luck to her. I do hope she settles in well at her new University, top marks to her for taking it all in hand. It was obviously meant to be.

Gilly said...

I hope the DQ settles down. first year's at Uni can be so depressing - nothing is ever quite what you expected, and being away from home can be very unsettling - even to those who can't wait to get away!!

Every good wish to her for her years there.

Lisa said...

Wishing DQ a fabulous year.
Lisa x

Sue Hayton said...

Well done DQ for sorting it out on on her own - I still remember the shock when daughter number 2 announced she was suspending studies for the rest of the year and then was going to repeat the year. Thankfully it all turned out for the best!

greenthumb said...

Hope it goes well for DQ.

Elizabethd said...

That was a brave move of hers. Hope all goes well now.

**Anne** said...

Wishing DQ all the best for this year.

Carol said...

A very brave move which I hope will bring her a much happier situation.
Carol xx

The Curious Cat said...

Fingers crossed - it isn't much fun when you miss home and the new place isn't working out. It is good that she has taken the bull by the horns though and sorted things out for herself - that is brave to do as well! xxx

Pomona said...

She sounds pretty capable to get it all organized for herself, so I am sure that she will do well - the best of luck to her.

Pomona x

Clare said...

Well done to your daughter. May I congratulate her on her excellent choice of city, although the lure of the social scene might clash with the home weekend job!

Louise said...

I hope she settles in better at the new uni and has a good year.

Kathy said...

I hope the second year is much happier than the first! Your daughter sounds very determined, so I'm sure it will all go well in the end. It's a worrying time for us parents isn't it. My son is so far away, I just hope he settles well!
xxx

Trish said...

Wishing her well. Isn't life tough for youngsters these days...I think so.
Much love.

Ticking stripes said...

Oh Diane - fingers crossed although this sounds so much more positive. And given she has the determination to take things into her own hands I feel sure that this year will be much happier - which is also much more conducive to effective study!

Anna at the Doll House said...

It is always a good sign of growing-up and independence when young people take the lead and make their own arrangements. It sounds as though she is happy with her choice.

Anna

noelle said...

Well done to her for changing things, wish her the best of luck! x

Jo said...

I hope this year is much happier for her and that she settles in quickly. My cousin's daughter is at the same uni, though she's living at home to save the pennies.

Catherine said...

A brave move to have made! best wishes for this year! Cx

Little Blue Mouse said...

I hope the DQ will have a great time this year.

lazylol said...

She will be fine. Is she at leeds Met? My son is there, he's been fine. he lives in Headingley.