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    I'm an extrovert and mostly have a fantastic/pretty good time
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    I'm an extrovert and sometimes it's great, other times it's not so good
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    I'm an extrovert and mostly have a bad time
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    I'm introvert and sometimes it's great and sometimes it's not so good
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    I'm introvert and mostly have a bad time
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    This is my third year of university, and I don't want to leave at the end of it So far it has easily been, without any shadow of a doubt, the best two years of my life.
    Ditto, although my 3rd year is out on a work placement before a final 4th year so it might not top my first 2 years :p:
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    That's what I mean, I know now, I mean I don't think that if you're an introvert that uni is really for you. I feel that you are either forced to be extrovert or suffer.
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    (Original post by Blue Rose)
    That's what I mean, I know now, I mean I don't think that if you're an introvert that uni is really for you. I feel that you are either forced to be extrovert or suffer.
    I'm fairly introverted, right at home in front of a PC monitor. I just miraculously got placed in halls with people I really click with
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    (Original post by Danielle89)
    I must say I do firmly believe that uni is the time of my life - I've been here just over a year and I ****** love it. Never met so many lovely people, had so much fun and enjoyed myself. Had a ****** time at school and was worried it would be the same when I moved away but honest to god it couldnt be more different.
    Couldn't have said it any better myself...my mum always used to say school is the best years of your life, but in my case at least, I have to disagree...my time at uni so far has been amazing
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    I believe when i'm there, it's gonna be the best years of my life :P Better than what i've been doing anyways.
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    I was an introvert, a quiet guy who didn't go out with my housemates or the people on my course. Even in my societies, I was there for the activities and not the social side. Didn't speak to anyone for the best part of my first year (though even that was better than school and college - more space and no bullying). When my first year was ending and the anime society needed new committee members, I hesitated because as much as I wanted to do it I wasn't brave enough to volunteer. I did in the end, though that was by email and even then only after I'd asked for advice on the matter in a forum :o: But it changed me greatly, and for the better. I'm now secretary in two societies, living with another member of the anime soc committee, and going out with them several times a week. I didn't 'feel forced to become an extrovert', but it provided me with an opportunity to become one through my own choice.
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    (Original post by Blue Rose)
    That's what I mean, I know now, I mean I don't think that if you're an introvert that uni is really for you. I feel that you are either forced to be extrovert or suffer.
    I disagree. I'm fairly introverted but had a great first year. My second year really sucked by comparison. It's really a question of who you end up with in halls/societies. Sometimes they're great, sometimes it really does suck. Its not introvert/extrovert but rather do you fit in the group dynamic you're forced into or not.
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    (Original post by Blue Rose)
    I find it interesting that you go to my uni, maybe we should meet up.
    We could do, but we might have to wait a few days.

    My shoes have kindly torn up some of my toes, so walking is painful :o:



    I didn't really fit into the group I was placed with last year at all. There was one or two people I talked to, but by then they had their own groups outside of the corridor.
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    (Original post by EducatingBrogan)
    Two weeks I cannot WAIT to start this experience. I'm jealous of everyone whose Freshers Weeks have started already!
    yup :yep: i'm like the only one left

    (Original post by chidona)
    Bingo! =D, can't wait for the 5th.
    I'm already checking all the societies in advance, and have a fairly good idea of what ones I wanna check out when I get there. Really plan on making the most of my time there :yep:
    looking at socs already huh? might be an idea there...
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    (Original post by Blue Rose)
    That's what I mean, I know now, I mean I don't think that if you're an introvert that uni is really for you. I feel that you are either forced to be extrovert or suffer.
    I felt this, as going out clubbing really isn't for me, but when I joined societies there was a chance to get to know people quietly, and do things during the daytime. I'm going to make sure I do that next year, when I go back.
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    I disagree. I'm fairly introverted but had a great first year. My second year really sucked by comparison. It's really a question of who you end up with in halls/societies. Sometimes they're great, sometimes it really does suck. Its not introvert/extrovert but rather do you fit in the group dynamic you're forced into or not.
    Okay, I'll rephrase it because I agree it does depend on who you're with.

    I think if you're an introvert you can only have a good time if you happen to meet other introverts, otherwise you have to somehow be or pretend to be extrovert or be quite alone.

    Hmm, I've just thought, I want to see the relationship between being introvert or extrovert and how much of a good time people are having, I'll put a poll :p:
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    I've been here just over a week, and I can honestly say I'm loving every second. I can definitely see it being the best time of my life. I've made amazing friends already, both from my flat and on my course who I have just clicked with straight away. I love it :love:
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    I'm enjoying my second year much more than my first year.
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    I loved the community aspect of it all, but ultimately I didn't like a huge number of the people I met at uni. Many of them seemed in some way deficient; strange half-people pretending to be whole: perhaps it's an age thing, I don't know.

    I kept a close circle of friends, and we became increasingly insular as time went on. So, by the end of fourth year, I was getting a bit sick of it. I didn't need to be in university to socialise with them.
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    [QUOTE=suicidal_dream]i think a lot of it, depends on who you're put with in your first year in halls.

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    Completely agree, tbh I find it quite alarming to think how much of my time at uni has been determined by the accomodation i was given in my first year
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    i think a lot of it, depends on who you're put with in your first year in halls.

    Completely agree, tbh I find it quite alarming to think how much of my time at uni has been determined by the accomodation i was given in my first year
    Hmm, yeah. I think that's why I'm in the situation I'm in.
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    it's is what you make it.

    i cam to probably the most presitigious institution in the country (balliol, oxford) a working class geordie. i'm ridiculously confident though and in my experience when you ooze confidence the whole mates thingy comes naturally.

    what you guys need is an ego. aint done me no harm. people won't wlk over you either.

    also my uni mates pull 5 times more when they're within 5 metres of me. so i'm always in the action lol
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    I'm in exactly the same situation. I wouldn't say i hate uni as i've never been much of a socialiser so socially, it's the same as it's always been. It's just i was quite confident during sixth form but now i'm so unsure of myself and self- concious. Also, I don't like how so many people make uni sound so great- so much so that everyone else almost feel pressurised to have the best time ever. For me, i'm just going to focus on my course and hopefully do better than i did last year (i did alright but didn't try my best at all) and spend a little time with the few friends that i have.


    [QUOTE=Blue Rose]It seems that all the attitudes of 6th form/college followed to uni and are just amplified. [QUOTE]

    So true!
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    (Original post by suicidal_dream)
    i think a lot of it, depends on who you're put with in your first year in halls.

    I know I havent made much of uni (heading into my final year) because I was put in halls with people I had nothing in common with, who enjoyed shouting and loud music at moronic times in the night, thus I withdrew from everything pretty much.

    I have friends on my course who are absolutely amazing, but the people I lived with completely ruined my experience of uni.
    that so true
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    I think that I am in the minority here, but I came to university witht he veiw of furthering my education.
 
 
 
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