5 things I’d tell my university self

Hindsight is an excellent thing isn’t it?

I loved my experience at university, but there’s definitely a few things I’d change.

Hopefully some of this advice might help others starting out at uni.

  1. You WILL make good friends, I promise. It’ll take time and effort, but it WILL happen.
  2. Take better, more comprehensive and organised notes. Abbreviations and writing ‘don’t know what’s going on here’ is not helpful. It will make the world of difference when it comes to revising for end of year exams; saving a huge amount of time and an inordinate amount of stress.
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  3.  Don’t drink as much. I’m going to be brutally honest, there’s a serious drinking culture at British universities and it’s easy to get sucked into. Sure, go out and party but it is not necessary to drink so much alcohol. It will only leave you feeling crap, sad and sick the next day and it is so, so bad for you and your liver. I’m a massive advocate for playing hard at uni but personally for me, it massively affected my mental health and it can be done without going to extremes.
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  4. Don’t max out your overdraft. Don’t do this. No clothes, festival tickets or parties are worth spending the whole summer working and only reaching £0 at the end of the summer, with minimal savings to show. It’s incredibly disheartening and not worth the fast fun at the time.
  5. Consider changing your course at the beginning if you’re not 100% certain. I’m still not sure if I would have changed mine but I believe I was relatively lazily in sticking with mine and I could definitely have explored different options.

 

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  1. October 10, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Aww this is great advice!! I laughed at the one with the ‘don’t know what’s going on here’ because ours recently have been games of tic-tac-toe in boring lectures and you’re right, i hate it when it gets to exams and I’m confused !

    • October 10, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      Haha, it’s super easy to get distracted but sooo not worth it in the end !! xx

  2. October 10, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I’d definitely tell myself to be more organised – to start revising and writing essays well in advance, instead of leaving it to the last minute. I’m trying to better at being on top of things now I’m going to university second time around!

    • October 10, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      100%, also the sense of achievement you get from being organised is the best x

  3. October 10, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I’ve never been to university because I was always so overwhelmed by the idea of it – so if I do ever decide to go, I’ll keep all these in mind 🙂
    I’m so glad you loved your university experience!
    Great post 🧡

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    • October 10, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      I loved uni but it’s definitely not for everyone and definitely not a required life experience xx

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