My Top Tips For Starting University

Hello. 

It's crazy to think that this time two years ago, I was about to start university. I had spent weeks buying large amounts of kitchen stuff and hours choosing what to take with me. However none of this could get rid of the nervous feeing that just wouldn't seem to go away. I am writing this post today to tell you that it's okay to be nervous, it's a huge step to be taking, but also to tell you that that nervous feeling goes away. 

Now two years on, I am about to go in my final year and those nervous feelings I had two years ago have been replaced by sadness of not wanting it to be over. I wish that I could go back in time and tell my younger self not to waste time being nervous and homesick in those first couple weeks.

I have come up with my top tips for those first few tricky hours, days, weeks! Remember no matter how long it takes you to settle in and feel 100% happy, there are always people feeling the same!  

#1- Be yourself. There is always the struggle of do you or do you not reinvent yourself. It isn't wrong to want to be someone different but I believe you can sometimes get too caught up in changing that's you put across a 'fake' image. People will always respond better to you if they feel they are seeing the real you. 

#2- Get stuck in. Whether it is going and introducing yourself to your neighbor, heading to a fresher's event or joining a society, fresher's offers you the chance to really put yourself out there and get involved. 

#3- Have fun and don't worry. My biggest piece of advice is to enjoy it as much as you can. Althiught there will be times where you are sad, anxious or nervous, I found that if I was distracted by something they went away. You are not going to be the only one who feels like this, so never worry that you are. 

I hope you have the most fantastic time at university. Enjoy every second of it, it goes WAY too fast!!!

<3

Autumn Loving

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