Today’s Star columnist: Karishma Ravalia, journalism student

UGC Columnist Karishma Ravalia Karishma Ravalia is a journalism student at Hallam University. Fashion, beauty and writing are my things.
UGC Columnist Karishma Ravalia Karishma Ravalia is a journalism student at Hallam University. Fashion, beauty and writing are my things.
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As I sit here writing this I’m beginning to wonder where my summer has gone.

As I start to begin my preparations for moving back to university, I’m wondering where my two years have gone?

If you’ve ever experienced university life, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

I still remember starting, the first day, moving away from home, crying my eyes out the first night and now I’m about to start my final year.

How quickly it has gone is a terrifying thought.

These emotions came about as it’s graduation season.

Seeing all the pictures, tweets and statuses makes me realise that could be me in a year.

Then I came across a Sheffield student, Munyaradzi Chawawa, who recorded Graduation Day and made a short film from it.

It’s such a well-made film that it captures the emotions of the day and makes you feel them too.

If you’ve ever been there you relive it.

If you’ve still got it to come, it’s a look at how you will feel. Watching it made me feel exactly that.

It makes you wonder how you’ll prepare for the day and how your family and friends will feel.

More prominently how you might feel.

Capturing your graduation day is such an easy thing to do but it’s the way he’s edited it, along with a voiceover that makes you want to watch the video over and over again.

It definitely scares me that I’ve only got one more year of being a student.

One more year of living in a city I love.

One more year til I have to enter the big world and find a job. At the same time I’m excited for all that’s to come and will without a doubt make the most of the year to come.

So if I had one piece of advice to give to new university students it’s enjoy it.

Even parents of the students, let them enjoy it.

You definitely won’t get those three, four or five years back.

Everyone will say it to you but until you’re there and you’ve done it, you won’t realise how important those words are.