29 things you’ll do as a fresher

Ah, the big move to uni. You’ve bundled all your belongings into the car, said a teary goodbye to mum/dad/gran/siblings, and bought your body weight in baked beans and pasta (just to be on the safe side). What’s next? Fresher’s week, and all the fun, chaos, and humiliation that it brings with it. Here’s 29 things you’ll undoubtedly do as a Fresher. #relatable. #awkward.    Meet your flatmates. Have the ‘what are you studying?’ conversation around 782 times in the first week. Decorate your room with fairy lights (an adorably cliché way of decorating) Run out of drawing pins to…

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4 things that hit you when you move to university

1. Shit. I’m old. Yes, you’re officially an adult, living away from your parents, with other irresponsible adults. Probably one of the biggest learning curves you’ll ever have – get to know your real strengths and weaknesses. From the simple challenges of making your own bed from start to finish, actually cleaning (real live cleaning with bleach and stuff) to the more complicated things such as using a washing machine, dealing with other people’s horrible habits and that feeling of homesickness we all eventually get. 2. That inevitable force of dread that washes over when your sitting bored stiff in…

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10 lies second year students tell

Being a first year at uni can be fun but being a second can also be very challenging, they pre-warn us about this a lot. Despite this, there are so many things we second year students we’ll change, that we just don’t. 1.) I’m gunna keep my house so clean. It’ll be different this year because it’ll be my house. No more mess… 2.) I’m gunna be super good with my money this year. I’m going to properly manage it, £30 a week budget… 3.) I’m totally not gunna get drunk as much as last year. No, I’m all about…

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Top 4 tips for getting the most out of Freshers

The dreaded event that is results day has finally been and gone in a flash. Regardless of whether everything went to plan, hopefully, if university was the plan then you are now preparing to head off to university in the next month or so, which means it’s time to start preparing for Freshers. Going to university, particularly if you’re moving away from home, offers hundreds of challenges, opportunities and more emotional whiplash than you can imagine. While most of these things are great learning experiences, I would say that most of them come during your first two weeks of Freshers….

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Is University Worth It?

With all the controversy over the recent change in student fees, the obvious con to attending university is starting adult life with a possible debt of £27,000. This is a daunting thought, but are the fees really as bad as they seem? As a first year student at Leeds Metropolitan, I will give my perspective on university life and answer the question many young adults who are considering going to university, are now asking themselves, ‘is it worth it?’ Before I begin, I will say that university life is not for everyone. As well as a lot of drunken nights…

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