Wednesday, August 17, 2011
"My first year at university" - Angel Coulby aka. Gwenevere on Merlin!
Angel Coulby: 'Take a good set of kitchen utensils
and a good pan' Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images
My mum took me up to Edinburgh to drop off all my stuff. The halls were in a place called Corstorphine – very suburban and leafy. The only supermarket was a really small Co-op. There was a pub and a fish-and-chip shop. And one bus into town every half-hour. There wasn't a lot happening. I am quite guilty of not reading leaflets properly and I had probably been told, but I thought we were going to be in the centre of town. I remember one night in the union in that first week drinking snakebite and black and thinking, these are the people I am going to spend the next three years with. But it was fine. I was really worried whether I would fit in, but I met my friend Helen Ward McAlpine in the first week – we really, really clicked and we're still friends.