Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Student Life

You might be packing for uni, already moved in and getting your bearings, or going back for another year - all scenarios I'm obscenely jealous of right now! I'm already feeling nostalgic and I only graduated a few months ago! I'm sure some of you will be nervous af, and if it doesn't work out then at least you'll know you tried. Hopefully, you will all love it because it brings amazing experiences and fun times before everyone moves to various corners of the country world and you can't just walk home at 6AM in the morning after staying up on your friends' sofa chatting about nothing all night. Well, maybe you can, just not as often...

Over the years I wrote a few posts about student life. Looking back, they make me crease and bring back good memories, which are maybe relate-able to you, so even if you feel you are the expert on student life and don't need any of my advice, feel free to have a read and we can bond over shared experiences of mice infestations. Ahh. The good ole' days.

First year
  1. 9 Things No One Tells You About Student Life
  2. 8 Things I've learnt at University (So Far!)
  3. How to make your uni house more homely

Second year
When I started to actually know what I was doing...
  1. Packing for Uni / Take Two
  2. Freshers Week
  3. Meeting People / Making Friends
  4. A Study of the Student Species
  5. Halloween
  6. Housemates
  7. Christmas on a Budget
  8. Time Management
  9. Fitness & Eating Healthy
  10. Valentine's Day
  11. How to be a Knowledge Ninja
  12. Study Playlist

Aaaand there's a complete lack of student life posts from third year. Says something about how busy it gets! I've been trying to think of what else I could share from my third year, like how to actually survive third year, but I'm finding it very hard to put into words. I've learnt so much and come so far since first year it feels like way too much to get into a series of blog posts. I think it's different for each person too, how can I tell you how to do your uni experience?! You really gotta try it for yourself! Having said that, if anyone starting uni would like more advice from me you can feel free to email or tweet me anytime.

I may write some more reflective studenty-type posts, if I do I'll add them here. Third year is very different and the same rules don't apply. I can't even think of how to put it into a sentence to summarise this post! All I can finish with (for now) is good things come to those who work their fucking asses off. Good luck!

What is your best advice for students starting first year at uni?

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  1. Ahhh all of these are super interesting to me as I hope to go back to university as a mature student eventually! I did go for a week but my course wasn't right and I was having an awful time with anxiety, it's taken a while but I am finally improving :D thank you so much for the advice! xx

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  2. P.S please do an after university/postgraduate series? :D

  3. This is such a helpful roundup! Really takes me back to being a student <3

  4. Aw yay I'm glad they're helpful to you :) good luck, that's so exciting! Is there anything in particular about graduating you'd like to see? And if you come across any problems in your uni life don't hesitate to come to me for advice, or even just a rant if you need! <3 x

  5. Ah glad you thought it was helpful! It made me feel so nostalgic creating this post and brought back all sorts of funny memories! xo