The past week has involved moving away from home again, starting the second year of my degree and stepping out of my comfort zone in more ways than one. Sometimes I feel like people aren’t prepared for the realities of University- and maybe it’s not always a bad thing!
Here are some of my University realities of my first week back, year 2:
- Student Union events can be brutal.
- You come in from a night out and look like utter crap- accept it, it’s a sign of a good night.
- “Don’t mix drinks” is no joke.
- There is ALWAYS a “lets scare them shitless” lecture.
- Bus journeys take longer than you expect.
- There is no queue at the bar, it’s every man for themselves.
- Missing home is normal. And worse when having had a drink.
- Reheating Chinese for breakfast is pretty decent.
- Being pushed into joining a weird-ass society because the rep looked desperate is ok. Cancel it later.
- I live off of egg and avocado.
- Emails. SO MANY EMAILS.
- I’m currently living a loanless life #didn’tsignthedeclarationformlol
- Fresher’s Flu (first, second or third year) will get you.
- Student Houses have hidden evils e.g: the oven doesn’t work #hellomicrowavemeals
- Stationary costs more than my food shop- wtf.
- Things always cost more than you think aka the taxi when the buses don’t show up.
- High heels in clubs are for amateurs- whack out the trainers, nobody wants blisters.
- Coffee is life.