The Life of a Joint Honours Student
When trying to decide what course I wanted to study, there wasn’t one that stood out massively to me. This was most likely because I had not yet settled on a specific career. Instead I felt like I had a couple of options to choose from. This is where the idea of the Joint Honors structure is great. I am studying English and Creative Writing, and the scheme has allowed me to study two things that I enjoy in equal measure. It is really beneficial for those who are rather indecisive like myself!
One hugely important thing I have learnt is that study Joint Honours leaves you with two specialty subjects and that it is something of great attractiveness to employers. I didn’t necessarily think of this beforehand. It is something unique and I have learnt that it can only lead me to a really positive, privileged position when I finish my course. It has also expanded my career choices; the two subjects cover various different fields.
There are also social benefits. I have been able to communicate with a range of different people with studying two subjects and its been fun interacting with different people and forming new bonds.
Despite only being at University for a few weeks, I have quickly come to the realization that I need to be a lot more organised with my time. While it’s not necessarily a heavier workload, I am still finding it difficult to find the right balance between my subjects. With varying deadlines and assessments, I really do admire 2nd and 3rd students who have been successful in studying Joint Honours! However, this challenge is sure to improve my time management skills and general organisation so hopefully the rewards will come.