Many University students make the choice to move away from home. I opted to move to the residence halls on my home University’s campus. In addition to what you’d expect from living away from home with hundreds of like-minded peers, there were a few discoveries I was surprised to make.
Everyone is back into university life. People from all over the country are back in one place and it’s common for people in the first few weeks back at uni to get “freshers’ flu” – your body is attacked by germs from all over the country and unless you’ve had it, you won’t have enough sympathy!
The lovely time of packing for university. Books, clothes, and a few pairs of shoes.. oh, no! I forgot the toothpaste! Does that sound familiar?
So, you’ve got your place at university and you now have to actually get ready to go. The time from mid august when you get your results to mid September when you have to start uni will go SO fast, so don’t put off things that need to be done for ‘another time’.
When I moved to University my major concern was missing home. I’m an independent person, but I am a proper family girl and enjoy spending time at home. The first few weeks of University was very hard but a few things made it easier and hopefully they will help you when you move out!
It is amazing what you can do with a white shirt, some felts and paint. Through the many different themed socials at university I have mastered many a costume starting with a white shirt. A Clown Shirt, Snowmen, Army and Zombie are just a few to name.
Uni Life is not all fun and games, and being the first time the majority of us have live away from our parents and families is hard sometimes. Most of time, we have our distractions, were too busy doing work or partying but sometimes we get the feeling of homesickness.
Just starting out at Worcester University had its moments but one of the toughest was the first few days here. Let’s face it, a new environment can be a little daunting even on holiday.