Fresher fears? How taking a gap year helped me prepare

03 Apr 2019
By Ellie M., Post-grad at University of Glasgow

So often you hear about kids who discovered themselves on their ‘gap yah’ while hiking Machu Picchu and studying the art of zen in Tibet. My gap year, on the other hand came about simply because I was seventeen years old, fresh out of school, and had absolutely no idea what I was doing.

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Crafter, casual gamer, and future forest ranger. I'm Ellie and I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with a degree in Film Studies and Theatre. I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire and am still trying to figure this ‘adult’ thing out.