Heading off to university is an exciting time for new students, although it can be daunting at the same time. If the thought of not fitting in fills you with fear and puts you off the idea of university, just remember: going to university is not like going to school.
We all have different experiences of school life. Some people love it, but some can’t wait to see the back of it. Each day at school is the same in structure, the same faces, the same subjects, day in, day out. At uni, each day is different. As long as you go to your lectures and meet your deadlines, what you do with the rest of your time is pretty much up to you.
Universities are full of people from different places, different cultures, different backgrounds, and different interests. This diversity make university a place where everyone fits in. Everybody’s in the same boat, and everyone who’s there wants to be there.
From book club to rugby club, there are hundreds of opportunities on offer where you can meet like-minded people if that’s what you want. If for any reason you find yourself needing any support while at uni, you’re in the right place.
Usually, first year students living away from home for the first time move into what we call halls of residence. These are like apartment blocks for students and are often managed by your university. You can find out more about student accommodation via the link below:
What you need to know about student accommodation