Results… Or in my case, lack off…

Something I have to say, is that it seems some things can be relied upon. When I first started at Hartpury they failed to send me any joining instructions, they failed to tell me that I had to come in for the entire week, and since then communication (or the lack off it) has been my biggest gripe.

Now those that have emailed/tweeted/facebooked me will have seen that I do reply as fast as I can. The only time it is delayed is when I am away from the computer. I like communication, and as the poor lady that sat next to me on the train the other night can testify, I can talk for England. To be honest I am pretty glad I can, as great communication is probably one of the most important skills a vet needs.

Anyways back to results, basically since April i’ve been constantly assured that I would be able to get a Interim Letter of Results to say that I had obtained my degree on the 31st August after the final field boards. Now all my plans have hinged on this, and though sending an email to confirm this over a week ago I didn’t get a reply to it until Lunchtime…. Its a Friday obviously, and off course the people that can make it all ok are not in. My tutor has left, my supervisor is on maternatity leave, and the academic registrar is out of the office…

So I am still in limbo… No interim letter, 4 (whole) days left in the UK, and its the weekend… All you can do is smile, and carry on. At least Hartpury is seeing me off in the same style they welcomed me 🙂

Anyways, I am writting this from Paddington Station, and now have to run to catch my train. Till tonight people 🙂

The end of a journey…

Hartpury College Lane

Well today I sat my last exam (my dissertation oral presentation) within the UK for at least the next four years, I should get my results on the 31st August and as long as I have passed (touch wood) I am good to fly out on the 6th September.

Hartpury College Lane
Walking out of the Lane to Hartpury College for the last time…

It’s been an absolute roller coaster of a journey to get to where I am now, so many things have happened however I am here now and on the 6th September will be on my way there. I have always known that I will be going to vet school, at the start I just didn’t know where. I’ve looked at a lot of different options, Budapest, Warsaw, St Georges in the Carribean, all the UK Schools (Nottingham, RVC, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Bristol, and Dublin), and also the USA. I chose Slovakia because of the cost and because the people that have studied there already have had only good things to say.

I am now with 23 days left until my flight, I am still some way from the funding that I need, however I am spending the next two days trying to sell everything I own! In addition I am trying to find 150 businesses to sponsor the next 150 days of my diary so if you know anyone or are interested get in touch.