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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    I think that's a bit of a myth. Maybe its true of a handful of clubs, but every sports team I was ever involved with spent 10 hours on the pitch for every hour in the pub.
    Every sports team i chatted to during freshers were just like "yea, we play but all the fun is on the nights out, yea, gotta come out and get wasted, give you a stupid nickname we can yell at you on the pitch. this is ****go, lol, great story behind that one". They were all just the classic "Lad-y jocks and i cba'd with that crap.

    I did hear that one or two of the others were alright but also saw a bunch of the initiations/other crap the rugby/hockey teams do which was just a mess.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    Most manager's main criteria for selecting candidates is to never pick anyone that might turn out to be smarter than them. That and looking like the sort of person who will take endless **** without complaining, and possibly being an asset to the works sports team.

    This is what "overqualified" means. It translates as "we're worried you would show us all up". Meritocracy is bull****, its not what you know, its who you know. The entire point of going to uni is to make contacts, unfortunately the contacts you really need are probably not at universities.
    That last sentence rings particularly true. You're not exactly mixing with the big swinging dicks you need to secure a living wage (i.e. £500,000 an hour London) at your local university tennis team are you.

    Our corrupt economic and political culture is a swelling boil that needs a good lancing. I cross my fingers and hope the lancing isn't going to end up with me starving to death.
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    I should have tried harder in first year even though the marks didn't count; being better at basic material would have made later years easier for me.
    This is really important. A lot of people fritter the first year away and miss out the fundamental basics of their subject.
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    I regret settling for my insurance choice - a great university, but somewhere I never quite felt like I'd fit in - and not taking a gap year and reapplying elsewhere. At the time, I felt as if I'd been screwed over by the whole UCAS process too many times and the only thing worse than going to that university then was going through it again, but now I wish I had. Still, I am pleased I've made the best of my first year so far; worked hard to get good results, joined as many societies as possible and just making the most of all the opportunities has been the best thing for me.
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    The only regret I have is that I spent more time studying etc than actually meeting people, make the most of your freshman year but don't stop working either. Do a good balance of 50/50, you're allowed to make mistakes and grasp the fundamentals of what is expected of you - so just do what you can.

    Also, you should join lots of clubs and societies. You meet some great people on the way
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Every sports team i chatted to during freshers were just like "yea, we play but all the fun is on the nights out, yea, gotta come out and get wasted, give you a stupid nickname we can yell at you on the pitch. this is ****go, lol, great story behind that one". They were all just the classic "Lad-y jocks and i cba'd with that crap.

    I did hear that one or two of the others were alright but also saw a bunch of the initiations/other crap the rugby/hockey teams do which was just a mess.
    Ironically, I think most sports teams deliberately exaggerate the social side because they think that is what freshers want to hear.

    The truth is, if you turn up, train hard and play well, you will be extremely welcome regardless of how much you socialise.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    Ironically, I think most sports teams deliberately exaggerate the social side because they think that is what freshers want to hear.

    The truth is, if you turn up, train hard and play well, you will be extremely welcome regardless of how much you socialise.

    Yea, they do exaggerate it but they weren't the type of people i want to socialise with.

    Ended up joining an unofficial powerlifting club in second year which was a lot better. Our socials were to all-you-can-eats or toher restaurants for good large food.
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    I did my 1st year twice and it's like I'm going to repeat my 2nd year again, I believe I would have passed my second year if I took advantage of the mentor support my uni had to offer for my coursework, at an earlier time. My coursework was getting in the way of the exam revision time that I believed would have helped me pass the exams. So learn from that.
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    Sloth. I haven't done very well in my studies as I've spent much of my time getting drunk, entertaining friends and writing silly little articles in undergraduate magazines.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Every sports team i chatted to during freshers were just like "yea, we play but all the fun is on the nights out, yea, gotta come out and get wasted, give you a stupid nickname we can yell at you on the pitch. this is ****go, lol, great story behind that one". They were all just the classic "Lad-y jocks and i cba'd with that crap.

    I did hear that one or two of the others were alright but also saw a bunch of the initiations/other crap the rugby/hockey teams do which was just a mess.
    This is why I do archery. We're not a clubbing sport at all - we go to the union bar after sessions to eat dinner and that's it. Only about half of people actually drink alcohol.
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    Trying to have a relationship with the campus whore.
    lolz
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    I wish I'd really made the most of first year. I had fun and I've met some awesome people, but I wish I'd taken more opportunities (regret not joining societies and my course is split into groups which we pretty much stuck to - not the best idea) and just enjoyed myself a bit more.

    I was also in a relationship for most of the year which I also regret!
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    (Original post by Moosferatu)
    Focusing on doing well in my degree.

    What I should've done is spent 3 years brown-nosing people, building connections and otherwise being cunning.

    Think hard, anyone who isn't doing a vocational subject.
    brown nosing:?
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    Most manager's main criteria for selecting candidates is to never pick anyone that might turn out to be smarter than them. That and looking like the sort of person who will take endless **** without complaining, and possibly being an asset to the works sports team.

    This is what "overqualified" means. It translates as "we're worried you would show us all up". Meritocracy is bull****, its not what you know, its who you know. The entire point of going to uni is to make contacts, unfortunately the contacts you really need are probably not at universities.
    hmm so what you advice

    try get experience as itl help youre presentation skills and being able to convince them to take yeh on:?

    Ive no fecking contacts:O...but im rather convincing when i wana be.at least experience counts for something right...especially in nhs jobs:?
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    (Original post by Over2you)
    Despite what some people have said on this thread, I'd say party hard, work hard, get yourself out there (making friends all the time), and really get involved in Uni via extra curricular activities etc. Don't waste your time sticking to one group of people as well. I finished Uni 2 years ago, and one thing my friends always say to me is that they wish they got involved more and made friends outside of their comfort zone. Luckily for me, I did all of that and don't look back at uni with any regrets.
    I agree so far

    many sleepless nights..for the right reasons
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    This is really important. A lot of people fritter the first year away and miss out the fundamental basics of their subject.
    I somehow.(only god knows) got on the dean lists..but I reckon my understanding was poor

    reckon I should spend a few days going over first year stuff for second year:?
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    hmm so what you advice

    try get experience as itl help youre presentation skills and being able to convince them to take yeh on:?

    Ive no fecking contacts:O...but im rather convincing when i wana be.at least experience counts for something right...especially in nhs jobs:?

    If you can, try to be born with a millionaire dad like David Cameron.

    That or be clearly incompetent at everything you do and the Peter Principle will kick in.
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    (Original post by cole-slaw)
    If you can, try to be born with a millionaire dad like David Cameron.

    That or be clearly incompetent at everything you do and the Peter Principle will kick in.
    peter who?
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    I have just finished first year. I regret not being motivated for the rest of the semester-at the beginning of semester I am always motivated. I also regret for one module, leaving revision to the last minute.
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    I regret going to uni.

    gonna run away to greenland now.
 
 
 
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