As results day is around the corner, dooms day as I call it, some of you maybe going off to university in the fall, and from the bottom of my heart, I wish you the best of luck on results day!
University can be daunting but here some pointers that I wish someone told me.
- Freshers week is important. Join societies and clubs, but if you’re nervous about all the partying, it’s okay, everyone wants to be friends with everyone, so be social but be yourself. Oh, and if you’re not used to drinking alcohol, try and not get drunk and be an embarrassment, it will haunt you for the rest of the year – so know your limits!
- You do not have to break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend to have a good time at university. Do not go into university thinking, “here is where I’m gonna find my future wifey or my future husband”. If it happens, it happens. Don’t go looking for it and definitely don’t force it and what I mean by force is; don’t cook for him, don’t spend your student finance on her because 9 times out of 10, they’re finessing you. (I wasn’t finessed, I just watched people get finessed! haha)
- Go to your lectures (I’m such a hypocrite) and seminars. If you don’t listen to your lectures and you think reading over lectures slides will make sense – you’re very wrong. You’ll miss out on the valuable hints from your lecturer – basically, he/she will indirectly say what will come up on the exam and what’s not going to. (Oh and bring a bloody pen and a book to your lectures.)
- DO YOUR READING & DON’T LEAVE ASSIGNMENTS/REVISION LAST MINUTE. I can not stress this enough.
- Wear something comfortable to lectures and seminars. Have a simple wardrobe, it will be easier choose what to wear in the morning. From experience, jeans and plain tops were my go to’s. Also, layer – some lecture halls can be cold, some can have no ventilation, so dress in a way where you can put on and peel off layers of clothes.
- If you’re moving into hell.. oops, I meant student accommodation, prepare to have live porn streaming through your walls, unwashed plates and mugs in the sink, sleepless nights, missing food and DRAMA. Oh gurl. There was drama in my flat. BUT, you never know, your flat could be nice and a lot better compared to my flat. Don’t let my student accommodation experience throw you off, instead, let it prepare you for the worst.
- Don’t spend all your student loan in one go. (Well, at least try not to). Also, try and keep a part time job if you can while you’re studying or work over the summer and save up before you leave for university.
I hope you found this to be helpful!
This was my experience at university – If you have any other questions do ask or share some tips if I have missed any out!