Speech translated from Norwegian to English by International office, Volda University College.
This winter, many of you made the decision to enter higher education. I do not think you will ever regret it. Enjoy this time – because it goes by so fast! I finished my law degree in 2016. But this spring I had to look back on what life as a student was like.
Before summer, I was challenged by the Norwegian student organisation to spend a week on a student budget. I accepted that challenge.
And I will admit that I felt a little misplaced – the first night back at the student housing. But I remembered back, to freedom and to all the new, exciting people I got to know. But, of course, not everything about student life is great – I was reminded of that when the neighbour upstairs decided to practice the keyboard all evening. Or when I had to constantly check how much money I had left.