12 THINGS YOU LEARN: AS A FIRST YEAR

1 – MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

Making a good first impression is, I would say very important. Make a good impression on your housemates, course mates and lecturers. You never know when you may need them by your side.

2 – NETFLIX WILL BECOME YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

Netflix will become a good friend of yours. It will be there for you after eight hours of writing an essay on the history of the Gulf War. It will be there for you after you get a low grade and want to leave university. It will be there for you when you can no longer stand the state you’ve let your room get into, and the only sanctuary you have is one half of your bed and ‘Pretty Little Liars’.

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I ❤ NETFLIX

3 – ITS NEVER TO EARLY FOR COFFEE

Ive walked to starbucks at 6am before, I thank God for it being open and available to me, in my time of desperation, panic and despair. If you need a pick me up, turn to coffee, or tea if thats your thing.

4 – WHEN ALCHOL IS ON OFFER 20P MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

The one thing students love is a good deal. A bottle of alcohol may only be 20p cheaper then the day before, but an offer is an offer, so take it!

5 – HAVE CHANGE FOR THE MACHINES

Im so bad at this. I am constantly forgetting to make sure I have change for the washing machine in our residence, which means me running to the shop to get change on a Sunday morning, looking like I’ve woken up after a movie marathon and haven’t slept in a week. Its also good to have change at university. Grabbing a chocolate bar from the vending machine, for a two hour lecture really does make all the difference.

6 – MILK GOES OUT OF DATE QUICKER THAN YOU REALISE

The one thing I’m constantly buying is milk. During the first few weeks I wasn’t buying it that much, but I learnt the hard way that milk is the one thing that pretty much goes out of date when it says it does. Sour milk and tea, is a no no!

7 – YOUR HOUSEMATES MAY NOT BE AS TIDY AS YOU

Be prepared that not all your housemates may be as tidy as you. Some may be on an entirely different scale. From piles of washing up to eight bin bags of rubbish. Just remember you can have a day off cleaning too. Live a little!

8 – DEADLINES HAVE DEAD IN THEM FOR A REASON

Deadlines will make you feel dead during the week leading up to them. Thats all that needs to be said.

9 – FRESHERS FLU OCCURS ALL YEAR

I admit during freshers you are like 90% likely to get ill at some point with freshers flu. But you get it all year round. Once one of your housemates gets ill, it will get around two of you by the end of the day, another two by the next morning and by that evening you will all be filling up the bin bags with tissues and takeaway boxes. Take notes always have a large supply of tissues and cold medicine.

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10 – YOU WASTE A LOT

The one thing I’ve noticed since being at university is just how much stuff I waste. The biggest one being paper. I feel like I’ve murdered hundreds of trees. Essays, scripts and note taking being the cause.

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Note taking is killing the planet

11 – DONT LISTEN TO USE-BY DATES

Relying on your student loan or your little job on the side, never brings in enough money for you to stick to use-by dates on food. Unless it smells funny or looks disgusting its likely still edible. And of course it saves you money. For example eggs can be used way past there use-by day.

12 – FRIENDS COME AND GO, SOME STICK AND STAY

You meet a lot of people during your first term at university. Freshers being the highlight. You will meet people and then see them again and not remember there names, but know you know them from somewhere, the club? the bar? the pub? You make friends that will come and go, the ones you say hi to now and then, and reminisce about that drunk night @ chemistry or the first flat party your flat threw. Then you have the mates that you talk to everyday. The ones you know are likely to be consistent in the rest of your life. Many friendships at university are made for life.

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The cake my flat mate made me for my 21st ❤

THANKS FORE READING

EMMA

 

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