Assalaamualaykum to you all!
Firstly, a MASSIVE congratulations for making it to Imperial! May Allah SWT bless you all with the most success in the Dunya & Aakhirah.
As secretary of communications, I will be sending/receiving emails and keeping you up to date with all things ISoc through our weekly newsletter. Please, feel free to send me an e-mail/stop me for a chat, I’d be happy to help iA!
Secondly, Uni will undoubtedly come with its ups and downs. But you will get through it iA (we’re living proof!), make lots of du’aa and reach out to those around you, guaranteed, there is always someone to help. I remember reading something that really helped me shape my perspective when finding things difficult. Whether it was the huge backlog of lectures I had to revise or the stressful write-ups – I replaced the word “have” with “get”, e.g. instead of saying I HAVE to study, I’d say I GET to study. It would remind me how blessed I am to be in this position as many do not get such a privilege.
And lastly…DEFINITELY get involved in ISoc! Volunteer, come to the events and have fun without having to compromise your values. The sisterhood (and brotherhood) is amazing here, I’ve met absolute gems of sisters here who welcomed me with so much warmth and are always there to turn to. I’m sure you’ll experience nothing less!