End of Term – now, it is time to relax until results day

Exams are coming to an end, it is nearly the end of term and the sun is shining. Could anything be more perfect? Now is the time to relax and enjoy the summer – well, at least until the 16th August. Results day is two month away and then big decisions may need to be made but for now, relax.

Exam time is stressful for everyone. Whether you are super-clever, super-prepared, super-laidback. Everyone gets a little bit stressed during exams. As much as you can prepare for exams, there is that element of the unknown and that element of something being, quite simply, really important so that you want it to go right.

For those of you hoping to go on to University, 16th August will be a key date. The date when you will know whether you have the results you need to go to your top choice or whether you will have to have a rethink. (For those of you using our Uniwiz service, that is also the date to let us know where you are heading so we know where to send your items in storage!) And truthfully, that is all it is “a rethink”. It is not failure, it is not the end of the road. There are so many different options for you if you don’t get the results you were hoping for.

Sometimes a rethink is not a bad thing

  • Steven Spielberg was rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times. He was eventually accepted by another school, a school which he dropped out of to pursue directing. In 2002, Spielberg finally completed his BA.
  • Sergey Brin graduated from University, then applied to grad school at MIT but was rejected. Fortunately, Stanford University took him, and there, he met Larry Page. The two would become partners, creating the search engine, Google.
  • Jerry Greenfield, a 1973 pre-med graduate, tried for two years to get into medical school but was rejected by every one he applied to. He decided to “rethink” and went into business with an old friend, Ben Cohen. They created Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
  • Robert Jarvik, the world famous physician and inventor of an artificial heart, didn’t get into medical school. He was rejected by at least 15 before, several years later, getting into University of Utah.

Following the end of term, it is important that you take a bit of a mental break for a couple of months. No studying necessary.

Although, if you want something to read. I would highly recommend “Tribe of Mentors” by Timothy Ferriss. So many words of wisdom from some of the greats.

End of term reading. Book "Tribe of Mentors" by Timothy Ferriss