(What a crooked old photo that I am too lazy to fix…)
Well, I told Iceland ‘no’ fairly soon after I received the acceptance, since their funding had been cut. I said ‘yes’ to Nottingham while still awaiting a response from Glasgow, and then ‘yes’ to Glasgow immediately after receiving their offer. I applied for funding at both unis and I have just started to hear back (I applied for 3 at Nottingham and received 2, was put on the reserve for 1). However, yesterday I firmly declined Nottingham and will be going to Glasgow! I am hoping that Glasgow is as keen on me as Nottingham appeared to have been, because I would appreciate the funding, since… y’know, I’m paying in loans.
In other news, Ben and I found a flat! It’s a nice wee flat in the west end that I’m absolutely in love with. It’s about halfway between Glasgow Uni and the train station Ben will use, in a nice residential area, and has a lovely lounge and large kitchen. I am so excited! Here’s the street view…
I’ve booked my ticket and I’ll be moving to Glasgow in August. Unfortunately I wasn’t really willing to pay twice the cost to get there in time for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, so I’ll be missing that. However, I’ll be there for awhile so I’ll just go next summer. :)
Right now, I’m just working and waiting for Iowa to get my diploma back to me! I won’t get an unconditional offer until I’ve sent it to Glasgow. Iowa’s website says to expect the diploma 8 weeks after graduation (May 17th) so I have a while to wait still. I don’t know why it takes so long since my grades have been up since the week after graduation, and I really just want to secure my offer! Then it’s visa application time, something I haven’t had to do before.
Anyway, that’s my update! Glasgow Uni… here I come! Eventually.