#MeetTheTeamMonday: Meghan Jarvis

Each week we will be introducing you to a member of our team with our series #MeetTheTeamMonday. This week, Meghan is answering some questions…

1) What year are you in and what are you studying at the University of Nottingham?

I’m in my third and final year of studying English at the University of Nottingham.

2) Why did you decide to join the Her Campus Nottingham team?

Joining the Her Campus Nottingham team offered me the opportunity to engage in a much more relaxed and informal tone of writing compared to what I normally use for my degree. After constantly writing academic essays, it is such a breath of fresh air to write the way I actually want to.

Plus, I can write on any topic I am interested in or passionate about which is great. The team also seemed super friendly and helpful, so it was a no-brainer really!

3) Are you a night in or night out kind of person?

I'm more of a night in kind of person. Don't get me wrong, I've had some great nights out in Nottingham. From dancing on the tables in Bierkeller to knocking back shots in Rock City, I have many memories that I treasure. However, what I don't treasure is crawling out of bed the next morning with a banging headache, wondering whether it was all worth it. I just can't hack being hungover. 

4) Where are you originally from (hometown)?

I never know how to answer this question. I used to just say Norfolk. A completely unhelpful answer that doesn't narrow much down and often still provokes the question 'Where's that?'. I also tend to add the fact that I live near Norwich (sort of a lie because I'm still a forty minute dive from there). 

In reality, I live in a tiny village near the coast that offers no bus route, one pub and a petrol   station. As you may assume, it is not exactly bustling with opportunities for students there, but it still has a special place in my heart.

5) Are you a dog or cat person?

100% a dog person. Anyone who knows me can tell you I am completely obsessed with my dog Archie. Leaving him to come back to university is up there with some of my hardest goodbyes. 

6) What is the one thing you would tell your younger self?

Try not to worry so much about every little thing. I definitely spent too long agonising over little embarrassing moments that I doubt anyone else remembers but me.

7) What has being at university taught you?

It’s taught me that I can eat inhumane amounts of pasta without getting ill; that I had never really felt the cold until I lived in a student house in Winter, and how to blag, my way through a seminar about books that I’ve never actually read. And, on a more serious note it has taught me that working hard on something doesn’t always guarantee that you’ll achieve what you want out of it. But this is okay and it’s normal! Trying your best is all you can really do and as long as you put in consistent effort, eventually good things will happen for you.