Back at It: First Week Back to Uni

I did it! I survived my first week back at university!

First Week Back at Uni

Since you guys seemed to have liked My First Week at University post, I thought doing a winter edition might be a good idea. Who knows, maybe I could turn this into a series and post one every new semester? So here’s what my first week at uni this semester was like.


I went back to Uni on January 5th (which is way too soon in my opinion). I wasn’t that excited, but I wasn’t dreading it as much as I thought I would. I was actually pretty curious to see what my new classes would be like.

My first class was Médias numériques, which is pretty similar to the Outils informatiques class I had last semester, except that this one seems way more fun. Instead of learning to use a computer and Microsoft Office, we will be taught to use Adobe programs like Illustrator and Photoshop. I have never used any of those so I’m pretty excited to see where it goes! We played with Adobe Illustrator a bit during the first class and I already like it! I was sitting behind some people who could do amazing things with the program so I lost a bit of confidence, but I think it’s fun so far. I’m not that good with it, but I’m sure that with a little bit of practice, I’ll become better.

Also, fun fact: the teacher I have for this class was the one I had for Stratégies de recherche documentaire last semester and I really liked her so all is good! 🙂

After heading home for lunch and watching two episodes of Shameless, I went back to uni for my second class of the day, which was at 4 pm. I arrived earlier so I could find the classroom and was surprised to see that I recognized a few faces from last semester. Discours de presse is an optional class, so I didn’t know if I would be with anyone I know.

The class seems amazing! It looks like a lot of work, but I’m really looking forward to it. In Discours de presse, we will be analyzing what is said in the media and how it can affect the readers. The content of the class seems really interesting and I’m definitely looking forward to it.

However, the first class did not reflect my interest. It was so boring! Not only did the teacher went through the entire course plan (which most teachers don’t do because it’s boring and we can all read), but the teacher has this sort of mouth twitch that I just couldn’t help but focus on. But still, I’m pretty excited.

I also like the fact that there are not only freshmen in my class, but second and third year students. I think this could be a great opportunity for me to make acquaintances.

Also, did I mention that I’m in the process of making a new friend? I’m so excited! The girl I was sitting next to during the class seemed really nice and I think we sort of hit it off. Let’s hope this turns into a friendship!


My Wednesday afternoon class is called Stratégies de rédaction. It sort of follows up the Rédaction: style et clarté class that I had last semester. The first class lasted only 1h30, which is half the usual time! Needless to say I was happy to leave early. 🙂

The class itself seems way more fun than I thought it would! Not only is the teacher upbeat and fun, but the content seems really interesting. I’m definitely looking forward to that class! So far, I think it might be my favorite!


I wasn’t really looking forward to Thursday morning’s class, Institutions de la communication. I had heard that the class was boring and a lot of work, so I headed to class with no motivation at all. However, never would I have guessed that I would like the teacher that much! The content of the class is more theorical than most (but still, I’m kind of looking forward to it), but the teacher is awesome! He’s funny and makes everything seem fun.

We took about an hour presenting ourselves (which I hate), but it was nice to get to know the people in my class a little better.

We also (already) had to put ourselves in teams for one of this semester’s projects and I ended up being with a girl I can’t stand. The rest of the team seems nice enough though. Thankfully, the project is evaluated individually, so that means I won’t be meeting them too often.


Friday was the dreaded class of the week: Grammaire avancée. Remember my Norme et analyse class from last semester? The French grammar class? Well, this one is worst. It’s the second part of the class. Not only will we be revising last semester’s content, but we’ll also learn more grammar. Why did I have to have this class on Friday mornings? This class (and this teacher) will be the death of me.

Overall, I think I’m going to enjoy this semester a lot more than the previous one! I’m really looking forward to it!

Tell me about your first week back to college! Or, if you’re not back just yet, what are you expecting from it?