This time we spoke to Nicole, a 3rd year Zoology student at the University of Glasgow.
Why did you volunteer for the jump?
Maintaining the motivation to do well at university and stay positive outside of it can be an overwhelming struggle, especially if you don’t have the support of people around you.
Are you nervous for the big jump?
Skydiving is on my adventure sports bucket list - I am one of those people who wants to be a surfer dude who lives in a hot air-balloon and scuba-dives everyday once I graduate. I’ve done fundraising before with school, but never independently, so this gives me the opportunity to try that too. That said, I am really nervous. I hate planes. I find it funny when people refuse to go on rollercoasters because they’re scared, so I’m trying to keep my terror secret. I’ll probably love it and want to go again!
How have you been preparing?
I actually haven’t been doing anything- should I be? I hadn’t thought about it until you said…thanks haha. Probably just not think about it until I’m 10,000 feet in the air and then just do it.
What do you think the most exciting part of the jump will be?
Probably the freefall, and the view! Everything else should be quite overwhelming, I’ll be a mess on the way up. Will be a great photo op.
How have your friends / family reacted to the whole thing?
I tend not to tell my parents when I decide to do impulsive things…and with friends I tend to do crazy things first then casually drop it in conversation after so they can’t get mad because I’m still alive. Friends probably just think I’m a nutter or a weirdo as per.
What, if not heights, are you most afraid of?
Goats. They’ve got beady eyes and they look really shifty. Probably evil.
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