For all those who don’t know, I graduated this year and months later I’m still missing university life, you can read more about my life after university here. For those who are finding themselves starting this month or whether you’re returning I just wanted to share 4 things that I learned whilst at university…
Cheesy beans on toast can totally be classed as a meal.
Before I went to University I was an OK cook, I could do the basics and luckily for me that’s all you need to know as a student. Yes you will eat pasta for at least one meal a day and you will look down on those who don’t, carbs are the goodness that fuel you through the long nights and early mornings. But on a serious note, it is very important to look after yourself whilst away from home and it is so easy to neglect yourself when you have deadlines or multiple nights out to attend. However, if you eat like sh*t you will feel like sh*t.
You won’t like everyone.
In first year, you are placed in halls or accommodation with a bunch of randomers, and yes, there will be some you really get along with, but it’s also normal to dislike some too. University is one of those places where you meet people from a mixture of backgrounds all with their own opinions and from time to time you will clash with a few, but growing up I’ve learned that I won’t
like everyone, and not everyone will like me. Just try not to make your living situation more difficult than it is, and if you’re unlucky enough to have already agreed to live with them next year, good luck to you.
No matter how old you are, sometimes you just need to ring your mum.
University can be very overwhelming for so many reasons; the stress of creating new friendships, multiple deadlines and even just the change is your sleeping and eating pattern in enough to tip you over the edge at times. Moving away is hard and it’s okay to admit that, sometimes a phone call home is all you need to get you back on track.
You must make the most of every moment.
You may be at university for either 3 or 4 years, which at the time seems like a lifetime, but those years will fly by so make the most of every moment or opportunity that you can. Join a society, learn as much as you can and make great memories with your friends because once you graduate you can’t go back. University was definitely some of the best years of my life and I would 100% do it all over again, for all those that are there now: please enjoy every moment!