The Pain Of Parting Is Nothing To The Joy Of Meeting Again

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again” Charles Dickens 

As a new term dawns, the University of Essex is preparing for a set of new students, Freshers, to enter in to the world of learning, laughter  and most of all, a chance to discover who they are.

Many an actor, producer and director used University to discover their career path. Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter) studied law at the University of Glasgow. Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in drama. Zach Braff (Scrubs) graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film.

Clearly, education is key, it is also fun, it is a place where we can discover things, test our abilities. Although it is bound to be difficult, it is not goodbye, it is see you later.