#Day5&6 of the Easter Break: (Uni Applicant Day, Brow Threading & Shopping)



Hello lovelies!

Yesterday wasn’t very eventful so I decided to just hold off until today to do a collaborative round-up of yesterday & today. So I’ll quickly give you the gist of what I got up to yesterday then move on to the exciting stuff that occurred today!

Yesterday consisted off a very chilled out day with Mum & Dad. It was lovely but I didn’t have all that much to write about really. It was just quality time spent with my wonderful parents that one can only fully appreciate in that moment. I popped up the town centre yesterday though to get my eyebrows & upper lip threaded! I must be insane putting myself through that because they really aren’t that visible – just vellus hair that everyone has –  I’m just paranoid about those kind of things and put myself through the brutality of threading to prevent worrying about it.

Today was a glorious day. I had an applicant day for Stirling University. I’ve received two offers from this University for completely different courses so my options are really open. I went to another applicant day for Strathclyde University last week (where I have also received an offer for). I think attending these applicant days is beneficial because it definitely gives you a feel for the place where you could potentially be studying for the next few years!

The weather was astounding today: It was probably one of the warmest days Scotland has seen all year! It was a privilege to walk around such beautiful grounds on such a delightful day. I didn’t even have to take a jacket with me (which is a total rarity here)!

The campus was remarkable.

As soon as we arrived there was people there to guide us to where we needed to be. Everywhere we went throughout the whole campus, the current students couldn’t have been more helpful! Everyone was so informative, attentive & welcoming. The applicant day was evidently planned out and organised efficiently and was definitely a whole other kettle of fish from the other applicant day I had attended previously. There was lots of stalls, freebies, campus tours, talks, presentations etc. There was loads to do! With it being such an extraordinary day outside, we took advantage of this by walking around the grounds, and I managed to do over 10,000+ steps today and smash my step target goal! I also had the opportunity to meet a few lecturers on the courses I had received offers for which was propitious and educational for me.


We also got to meet the Stirling Squirrel mascot that was floating around the building/grounds!

 I felt so comfortable at Stirling University and could definitely see myself studying there but it’s just the commuting that could perhaps be a bit of a problem! However, I still haven’t made up my mind yet. It’s good to keep your options open. I have the opportunity to study English, Journalism, Creative Writing and Psychology this year so it’s a lot to consider! I really need to weigh up my options and decide what way I want to go!

After a successful day at Stirling University; my cousin and I done a spot of shopping in Stirling. Why not take advantage of such a beautiful day in a stunning city? I popped into LUSH and treated myself to a few bits & bobs. I also picked up a lovely denim skirt, some new cosmetics & some exciting face masks whilst I was out and about on my travels!

I’ve had a wonderful day and I’m feeling good. I’m so glad I went to the applicant day. Have you ever been to one? Or an open day? Did you find it beneficial? I love hearing from you guys!


Charlene McElhinney


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  1. April 8, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I miss going on uni tours and open days! I found them so much fun, having a look around brand new towns and seeing the campuses. My uni open days were about 4 years ago now though! 😱 The Stirling campus looks stunning!

  2. Aqy
    April 9, 2017 / 7:42 am

    I’ve never been to a uni tour! I think I might go for one sometime.. I’m considering on taking up a part time degree (the education system here is very different). Glad you had wonderful days ^_^

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  3. April 9, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I never went to uni (but wish I had) but when I went to college I attended open evenings and found them so helpful! I ended up picking the small college as I found it so much more friendly and everyone knew everyone there. Looks like you had a lovely day! The grounds look beautiful!

    Tasha x


  4. April 9, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Oh that’s amazing that you went to the applicant days! I never went to them, as I was pretty sure where I wanted to go and what I wanted to study! Loved reading about it, Stirling University is brilliant I’ve heard 🙂

  5. April 13, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I went to Stirling University and I can highly recommend it! The campus, as you discovered, is stunning. Having the whole uni on one campus is such a luxury that you don’t get at every university. If you are from Glasgow then Stirling the town might seem a little small but it is in a pretty prime location being not to far from either two of the major cities. If you decide on Stirling then I’m sure you will love it!

  6. April 14, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Beautiful pictures, I love that it’s finally getting warmer! I wish I would have gone on a uni tour, it would have been so much fun. I always knew which uni I wanted to go to and I saw it for the first time way after I had accepted my offer (and it would have been an 8 hours drive). I am studying Psychology and I can definitely recommend it, it is a lot of work but really interesting! xx


  7. April 15, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Great post! The campus looks lovely. I never went to university so I never did any uni tours – I regret not going though, so I am super jealous!

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