Thursday, 21 November 2013

Freshers: Heading to University - Part 1

Hello my lovelies!

I know I know, another post so soon? That's right, I had to do something a little less personal.. although it'll probably end up still rather personal anyway. But yeah. Anywho, I thought I'd kick things off by letting you all know about my life as a University student. I'm planning on doing one of these a week so get used to it!

So before I even got to Uni things were stressful, there was the whole application process, exams, boyfriend drama.. blah blah blah.. Don't be fooled! That stuff is NOTHING compared to the summer before hand and then actually arriving here is a whoooole other story.

The summer was long.. and I mean looooooong.. It always is for those of us finishing A Levels or other higher education courses before going off to uni because we finish school early and start uni late. At least that means we have loads of time to prepare, right? Right? Wrong. You have the time to relax and do your thing right up until results day, that's when it all starts getting very chaotic. 

Results day arives and you get panicky, you want to know your results right away but then get too scared to actually look at them. Best thing to do? Just get it over with, there's no point stressing yourself out even more than you need to already, plus if you're with friends it can be a great boost. Boom! You know if you're in or not! Next thing? Check UCAS, see if your university of choice has accepted you, if it's unclear then don't be scared to ring them. If you want to go to uni then you have to do everything you can to get in. 

Right, so all the drama is over, you know you're in to a university. What now? You got it, more drama! Where are you going to live? What do you need to take? Oh no.. You need a whole new wardrobe! Just take a moment to calm down. Make a list, organise yourself, don't freak out like I did. First things first, see what you're going to do about your accommodation, you're going to need to know where to live if you're going to figure out what it is you need to take. I promise you, doing things methodically will make your life (and the amount of money being withdrawn from the family bank) a whole lot lovelier. 

All good, uni sorted, accommodation sorted. Now you can think about yourself. Look online for some lists if you can't figure out what you need to take. Try or this awesome list if you're struggling. It's time to start packing up and getting ready to leave...

To be continued later this week in Freshers: Heading to University - Part 2

Love you all! 
T xxx

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