Your first year of university can be scary, exciting and maybe even a little bit strange. Leaving home to come to uni can be a huge step compared to things you’ve done before. Becoming independent can also be challenging, especially when you’re learning to do things you’ve never had to do before! However, there are a few things I did before coming to Worcester which helped me get prepared. Here are my top tips to make your first year your best year yet.
What could your first year at university mean for you? Is it your first year in a new place, first contact with new people, new “home”, new lifestyle, new daily routine? Or maybe you’re coming out of your comfort zone to start a new chapter in your life? Whether you’re excited or nervous for the year ahead, here’s why it’s important to make the most of your first year at uni.
If you haven’t had any experience in living on your own, moving away from your parents for university can seem scary. But it can also be one of the most exciting times of your life. Living in halls of residence is a great way to gain independence, learn life skills and make new friends. Here are my experiences of moving away from my parents for uni.
Starting university is a huge milestone for all new students. At sixth form, you had the luxury of home cooked meals, your parents doing your laundry and not spending money on rent. When you move to uni, you’ll quickly learn how to be independent and fend for yourself. Adjusting to university life can be challenging in the first few weeks, but you’ll gain confidence and life skills that will last throughout your degree. Here are the 4 things I’m glad I did before starting university.
I like to look at every semester like a blank canvas; a chance to really get your act together and become a better version of yourself.
Maybe you didn’t quite get the grades you wanted last semester, or you’ve set a standard for yourself that you want to maintain. Whatever the reason, the new semester is your chance to make a new habit stick, be productive and really excel.
As a first year student at Worcester, there has been a lot of things that have already made my university experience amazing. This includes joining the University Netball Club with its core values of #oneHEART.
So, you’ve moved away from home, ready to enter the big, exciting world that is university. Although you’re probably extremely excited to be here, I imagine you’re also quite apprehensive about all the new people you’re meeting and all the new environments you’ve got to get used to.
‘I’m bricking it, but this place seems like good fun’ I wrote this sentence in my first week of university. I was 18 and only just starting my university experience. Thinking about my experience, it’s […]