Friday, 15 August 2014

7 pieces of advice for a fresher..

How's that hangover doing?

A few pieces of advice that I would've like to have been told this time last year...

  1. It’s ok to miss home – I had the most horrific first week; I cried about 5 times a day, I said I was going to quit 78 times and guys, I even smashed my phone screen.. Seriously though, if you’re homesick – please don’t stay in your room, please don’t think that university is a horrible place – it’s not, it’s just completely alien at the moment and it will get better. Don’t be ashamed of missing home; you are not alone in feeling that way.

  2. Be your own person – University is the time to find yourself, and be who you want to be so don’t be a sheep, no one will respect you for it.

  3. Remember why you’re there – Amidst the drinking, the socialising and the amazing times that you will have, remember that you’re there to study and get a degree, of which is costing you an obscene amount of money…so don’t waste it.

  4. Take advantage of the free time – Savour every single moment of being a student, bask in the glory of having 5 lie ins a week and not having to get dressed for 3 days straight… because after this, it’s job time…and that will not be fun.

  5. It’s ok if you don’t want to drink every single day of your existence – if you don’t feel like going out one night, or simply aren’t a big drinker, don’t be pressured into it. You might even find that a couple of your flatmates feel the exact same way but don’t want to disappoint anyone.

  6. Budget – So boring but so important. Does anyone enjoy living off tap water and own brand baked beans? No – so don’t blow your student loan in the first couple of weeks…please.

  7. Have fun! – These will be some of the greatest years of your life, enjoy it, embrace it!

    Good luck - you're going to love it!

    Charlotte x

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