If you’ve been reading for a while you might remember last summer I did a “Day in my Shoes” Intern Edition and it went down really well. Since I’m not interning anymore I thought I’d share what a typical uni day looks like for me. I study full time and I’m currently in my third year, I have lectures 3 days a week. This isn’t my exact day but I’ve tried to combine what my 3 days are like combined. 

A photo posted by Lorna R. (@theinterndiariesxo) on Aug 9, 2015 at 11:20pm PDT

12 Noon – Break for Lunch 

During my break my friends and I will either meet up at the uni pub for some lunch or depending on my workload I’ll bring my own lunch and hit the library for a couple hours. 

lecture / lecture

Normally I’ll have another afternoon lecture or seminar, if not I tend to use this time to work on any group work with my friends or meet up with my mentees. 

4:00/5:00pm – home

I normally finish uni at about 4 or 5 and then it’s either the bus or a walk to get home. Living closer to the city centre in my final year is the best idea, being able to walk everywhere makes it so much easier and cheaper. 

5:30pm – Gym and Catch up with Flatmates 

At this point in my day I have a decision to make, to gym or not to gym. This year my gym is actually in my building and on the same floor as me so there’s no excuses not to go. After that I normally crash on the sofas with my flat mates and we’ll catch up on the day. 

6:30/7:00pm – Dinner

I love cooking at uni, it’s one of the things I miss most when I’m at home. I pin loads of recipes but normally end up sticking to old favourites, I’ll have a homemade Thai curry, or some kind of fish with veg or chicken and sweet potatoes. I’m really enjoying my 2017 fitness routine and I’m planning to write a couple of posts on my diet and exercise once I’ve been at it for longer.

A photo posted by Lorna R. (@theinterndiariesxo) on Oct 26, 2015 at 12:37am PDT

8:00pm/late – blogging/coursework/netflix 

After dinner is when I tend to get the most work done during my day, this will either be typing up a blog post or getting on with my coursework deadlines, but I’m sure you can all relate that sometimes Netflix is just far too tempting and I’ll end up watching a couple episodes of whatever series I’m on. 


Bed for me can happen anytime between 10pm-2am depending on how much work I’ve got on and how tired I am. I try and get as much sleep as possible but I’m a self confessed night owl and I like cracking on with my projects.

So that’s my day in a nutshell, depending on which modules I take I can be in uni anywhere between 2-4 days a week. On my day’s off I like to go out with my flatmates, and do the bulk of my uni work.

Any of you still in uni? I’d love to know how you’re finding this year, I’ll be graduating in July and it seems to be coming round quicker and quicker.

Xoxo LER 


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