Last week many students all over the UK had a restless night and were awake at 6am battling with UCAS to try to find out whether they’d secured that university place, writes Emma Hart.
I however woke up at a slightly later time: 11 am. Having forgotten it was results day it was a slight shock when I turned on Facebook and found “I GOT INTO UNI, BRING ON TONIGHT!” status splashed across my homepage. As I thought back to last year I remembered how I had to attend the A-Level results party at Sakura that evening. It was set to be the biggest night of the year: I’d got into Sheffield Hallam University, all of my friends were going and I’d bought a new dress.
Unfortunately the small amount of sleep and 6am start combined with the lack of decent music resulted in the night being a disappointment and a taxi home at 1am.
You can understand therefore why I was skeptical this year when I received a text last week saying “Results night round 2?”
However the buzz that was circulating Facebook, the change in venue to Wahoo nightclub and the 12 hours’ sleep I’d got the night before persuaded me to get dressed up and join my friends in town – and I’m glad I did.
The night turned into what I can honestly say was the best night I have experienced in Lincoln town. In my eyes Wahoo made a much better attempt at the night than Sakura the previous year. The dance floor was full of students cheering as the DJ shouted out “Who’s going to university in September?”. He also did a fantastic job of mixing the current hits with the old classics and the likes of the Vengaboys and Bewitched made an appearance on the playlist. There was a huge hype in the club and everyone was belting out classic hits and dancing until 3.30am.
Even the 20-minute queue to get into Wahoo didn’t faze us. Everyone was talking to everyone else and different university cities were being shouted out up and down the queue. As a second-year student, slightly under the influence of alcohol, I kindly offered my advice to anyone who said they were starting university in September, especially those attending Sheffield Hallam!
If only Wahoo had been around this time last year….