What I’d wish I’d known before University…

Category: Student Ambassador

13 April 2017

I’m currently coming to the end of my first year at university. I applied to university through the UCAS system and so I spent a good amount of time researching things like the student satisfaction rate and the facilities the university had to offer. My experience has been awesome so far, but there were a couple of things I’d wish I’d known before that would’ve helped me a lot.

The first thing I wish I had known is that freshers' flu is real and it is a thing that happens. At Freshers' Week you meet so many new people each day so it is easy for a flu to spread, so keep you medication close. Also, as an international student, it takes a while to get used to European food but you'll eventually transition. The most important lesson I learned is that when you feel like you have too much free time, you don'! When deadlines start coming up you're going to wonder why you wasted so much time relaxing.

So, my advice to you is that you should try new things. Go out and do things. Try a sport you've never done - go hiking, get involved in extracurricular activities like societies. Do as much as you can and be happy with your choices!


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