Nic Dakin MP

Standing up for Local People

Jessica's Blog: University


Now that A-Level results are over, it’s becoming ever closer to the move to university! This is my next step in life (and a very exciting one!) This is a very hard time for both students and parents. Parents are facing their realisation that their kids will be flying from the nest. It can also be a hard time for students who haven’t been able to get a place in university and are going through the process of clearing (which is a very good process to allow students to still get into university).

In September I’ll be moving from Scunthorpe to the city of Hull to begin my degree at the University of Hull. I’m sure it’ll be no surprise that I’ll be studying a politics degree! In particular, British Politics and Legislative Studies. This course offers a year in placement, in the House of Parliament! When in Parliament I’ll be working for an MP (and I’m hoping for Nic!) whilst also carrying out research tasks etc for my degree. This is an incredible opportunity- even if I am dreading the cost of living in London!

I’ll also have the advantage whilst being in Parliament of already knowing my way around, alongside a few other bits! Though saying that, I can make my way through some places but a lot of Parliament is a maze and incredibly easy to get lost within.

It’s also been over a year and a half since the first time I came to Nic’s office and so much has happened and changed for me. Without the experience I’ve gained, I wouldn’t have got an unconditional offer for my course and I certainly wouldn’t be packed and awaiting the move in day! This is something I am incredibly thankful for.

Due to this, this may be one of the last blog updates from me for a while, till I return from the world of university again.



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