Vet Student at Last!!!
Well after many years of trying I’ve finally made it and this week started at Nottingham’s new School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. I arrived last Sunday in time for Freshers Week (my second!) and what a week it’s been. I’ll now try to give you a quick run-down of what I’ve been up to, but I think it’ll be impossible to really convey how busy and exciting it’s been to be one of the first ever students to start at Nottingham Vet School.Sunday
After saying goodbye to the parents (it doesn’t get any easier second time round – I find anyway) and just dumping all my stuff on the floor of my room we were bused off to the main campus (University Park or U.P) for the Freshers address. We were then taught the Sutton Bonington songs by one of the reps who shouted so loud I’m amazed she could speak at the end of the night. In a nutshell they were so crude that there is only one that I’m willing to repeat in polite company. Which is (sang to the tune of Oh when the saints come marching in):
“Oh SB is! Oh SB is .. Oh SB is so wonderfull.
It’s full of top totty and geezers. Oh SB is so wonderful.” (Repeat many times)
As you can see it doesn’t take long to get the hang off! (There is another version of this song which lets just say isn’t very nice about the people at University Park 🙂 But that’s OK as they all think we’re farmers and have equally viscious songs about us apparently, which due to be not being a party animal and not going on the buses haven’t had the joy of hearing.
Anyway the address consisted of a light & sound spectacular (it’s clear that University Tec like showing off 🙂 – I’ve never heard music so loud! -cool idea though) and a few welcome speeches from the deputy vice chancellor and guild reps etc. Back on the bus, more songs, meet flat mates etc until lateish.