With the summer in full swing and the results released, I have been noticing that there are quite a few students trying to buy supplies for uni or celebrating the final summer before they are officially university students. Having experience university abroad I thought I would write a few posts… perhaps a mini blog post series about university life and what to expect. I wouldn’t call this post… finished because I will be constantly updating it with things I remember or things I have gathered from other graduates about their university experience. So for those headed to uni… here are a few of the things I’ve learnt while at uni.
I think there is a misconception that comes with University, Universities always emphasis ‘independent study’, independent this and that. I took that to heart thinking that I was alone now and that asking questions wasn’t accepted. I might have taken it the wrong way but this is how I interpreted the ‘uni-life’.
However, at university it is so important to ask, question and enquire:
I think for those who went to uni, they will probably understand this. Yes, I was the girl with a 40kg suitcase and had to unpack my stuff in front of everyone at the check in point at the airport. I thought I needed EVERYTHING. However, there is a stark difference between NEEDING something and WANTING something.
Homesickness (there will be a post on this soon)… Yes this shiz is real. I remember getting very home sick the moment I got off the plane (don’t laugh). How you deal with it is really down to your own personality/coping mechanisms.
Explore. Some of my best memories are when I stepped out of my dorm room, I spent time exploring what London had to offer. I caught up with friends and experienced what Christmas was like in the UK and it was magical.
(Will be updated)… If there are any other things that you wish to share (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply comment below with it and we will add it to the list.