10 Things I Wish I knew Before I Went To University

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When you go to university life changes dramatically, you are no longer in your high school bubble you lived in for 13 years, and the friends you made will all be going separate ways.

1. So Many Names 

When you first get to university it seems as though it’s a rush to meet a friend or to know someone so you don’t feel so alone and confused in the new surroundings. However, get use to trying to remember 100 names in one night because it gets hectic! Also get use to making a full of your self when you ask their name and it turns out you met them 10 minutes ago!

2. Social Life

For the first 6 months your life will be on fast forward!! Everything is new and all the parties will be fresh and exciting!! Going out every week will make you exhausted and possibly sick. However, have fun with it and keep meeting new people!

3. Balancing Life

When you get into college your more likely balancing study, work and a social life. This can get challenging when it is heading towards the end of the semester and exams are approaching. As long as you can prioritise you will be fine.

4. The College “5”

When I was at high school I couldn’t put on 1kg to save myself. However after 6 months I had put on 5 to 7kg’s. This was legit alcohol and horrible food intake! Be careful what you eat it can really add up over time when your not watching. ESPECIALLY Alcohol!!

5. Stressful

When your at college you will probably find a whole new level of stress. It was the most enjoyable time of my life but in certain stages the most stressful. Sometimes the teachers think putting all their assignments and exams in one week will be nice… but it is like going to hell and back! All you have to think is that you will survive, and out of some miracle it happens!!

6. Friendships

The group of friends I made are my uni family. Although we all live in different states and soon to be countries we all connect and update each other because without those girls I honestly would never have survived university.

7. Work Experience/ Volunteering

Get involved throughout the campus and in outside programs. As much as this is a rewarding adventure it also looks amazing on your resume. When your going into job interviews having extra curricular activities sets you apart from everyone else!

8. Listen To Your Body

As much as most of us would love it we can’t all be superwomen. Every now again our body shuts down. We get sick, or something unforeseen happens. Listen to what your body wants! Relax that day if that’s what your body needs. As much as you may be thinking “I don’t have time for this!” Trust me when I say you will manage, and in the end you will be better in the long run!

9. Don’t forget about your family

Sometimes our lives are on such a rush that we forget to call the most important people, our parents. Don’t forget to call them to keep them updated on your life and make them feel they are still included in your new adventure.

10. Enjoy Every Moment

You will look back at these days and think to yourself, I wish I cherished every moment. I miss living with my uni family, having a girls gossip session, or going out partying. However, there will come a time when it is all over. The 3 to 4 years have finally finished and you are left with only memories. Make sure those memories are ones to bring a smile to your face until your 90!

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