8 reasons why you should be very excited about University
Even if you’ve been counting down the months until University, it’s understandable that you may be feeling a little nervous as the start date grows ever close – but don’t worry there are plenty of exciting things to come over the next few weeks – here are just a few things you’ve got to look forward to...
Living away from home for the first time means that you no longer have anyone telling you what to do or when to do it, so enjoy the freedom. It also means that you are going to have to do your own cooking and cleaning, as well as managing your own finances but this is great preparation for life after University too!
A fresh start
No one at university needs to know your nickname from high school. Or that you used to be One Direction’s biggest fan (if you still are please see the point below!). University allows you a brilliant opportunity to entirely start over – if you want to that is!
One of the greatest things about being at university is the likelihood of finding like-minded individuals who will support you, no matter who you are, where you’re from or what your background is. As well as your grades, it’s also your passion and personality that got you a spot at university so don’t hide it away!
You’ll inevitably miss your friends from back home – and with social media at your fingertips, there’s no need to lose touch. But at the same time, you’ll get to meet lots of new people, some of which will likely become lifelong friends.
Sad, but true, this was one of my favourite things about starting university! In my younger days, I always loved the 'Back to School' stationery shopping but going to university took this to a whole other level! New bag, pens, notebooks and folders – just don’t blow your whole budget before you even start!
Freshers’ week should be classed as a life event - you only get to do it once so make the most of it! The Fresher’s Fair highlights all the different opportunities that are available to you such as societies and sports teams but for the rest of the week, it’s a great chance to socialise, get to know your flatmates and just generally have a good time.
Get yourself an NUS card which will give you access to hundreds of discounts and offers for travel, clothing, food and entertainment. You’ll be living on a tight budget for the next three or four years so you’ll need all the help you can get!
A world of opportunities
It’s not just the degree that will help you to get a job after you graduate – it’s all the other skills and experience that you’ll have learnt during your time at University. Whether it’s through membership of a sports team or society, or perhaps through a placement or work experience opportunity, there are lots of ways for you to develop your skills and knowledge during your time at university – and who knows where this will take you in the future?