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    I've developed depression since being here, says it all really
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    It's good in that I've met so many people, gained independence and freedom, and I'm growing up.

    It's bad in that I'm in halls (I'm in my first year) and the guy below me is a nightmare to live above.

    The good outweighs the bad and next year when I'm in a house, it'll be better (I'm very much looking forward to that!)
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    My friend sent me this funny short film about university:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdZHO...eature=feedlik

    Pretty much sums up my first year experience.
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    First time out, I read Economics at Brunel. I lived out - not in halls - that University has never had much of a campus feel, and all in all I had a pretty miserable time until eventually I ran out of money and left.

    This is my second time out, and it's much much harder as I work full-time as well as go to University. Again, I don't get to socialise at all. But who ever said it would be a bed of roses?
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    (Original post by DeepStar)
    It has been good and bad.

    Life-changing, has taught me a lot about myself and other people, it has helped me grow, see the bigger picture, become independent. By far the biggest, longest and most enlightening roller coaster of my life yet.
    I like this, alot
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    (Original post by urmyeah)
    I like this, alot
    Thank you
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    So much pie, so sooo much pie :sexface:
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    In first year atm, was pretty miserable at the start but much happier now.
    Hated some of my modules and love other ones. Hate my current flatmates but moving in with nicer people next year It's definately taught me to be more independent and sociable
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    My first univeristy I really didn't like and had an awful time, although there were some good points, and dropped out. Now reapplying and hoping for a better time.

    The uni I left was Essex if you wanted to know.
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    There have been a lot of awful, awful times, but enough good times to give me some good memories. And it was definitely worth going, I've learned a lot and grown up. Still can't wait to finish though, it's been long enough now!!
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    (Original post by emi_sarb)
    I didn't not get on with them I just never made friends with them, mainly because we didn't have anything in common. Out of the people I lived with in my first year;

    - Some were final year students who already had a group of friends
    - One was a 33 year old mature student who wouldn't talk to anyone and was very bitter about being stuck with a load of 18-22 year olds.
    - Ones idea of a "fun" night out was a classical music concert in the cathedral - very different to what I do on a night out.
    - One couldn't speak any English. Whenever I tried to talk to her she would answer everything with "hi" because that was the only word of English she knew.

    There were two girls who were more similar to me but they were both on the same course and mostly did things with the people on their course. Luckily I made friends with the people on my course so I didn't mind not having friends in my halls.

    In response to OP's question my experience of university has been mostly good. There have been some bad times but I don't think you can go for 3 years without any bad experiences, and the good far outweighs the bad. If I compare the way I am now to the way was on my first day of university I have definitely grown up a lot and I will be sad to leave at the end of this year.
    What uni did you go to?
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    good but i've become incredibly lazy :P
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    Mostly good

    It's been a rollercoaster ride really - I don't know what I thought it would be like but I have had some of the best (and one or two of the worst) days of my life at uni. I've made a few great friends, had one or two odd flatmates, travelled a fair bit, worked, had fun, laughed and cried. I don't think there's much I would change though, it's been an awesome experience so far.
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    I found it a massive mix of good and bad. For socialising it was amazing, for constantly having something at the back of my mind it was a bit of a pain, and having too much free time coupled with not much money was a massive negative.

    I know this is probably blasphemy to some people, but I much prefer working personally. After 5 years with little/no responsibility I felt pretty worthless. :p:
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    Uh-mah-zing
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    Meh. Studying is blah, halls are blah. I like going to the cinema, though. No cinema in my home town.
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    Uni life is great. I found being away from home difficult at first, but have gotten used to it now and I'm having a great good time.
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    (Original post by emi_sarb)
    One was a 33 year old mature student who wouldn't talk to anyone and was very bitter about being stuck with a load of 18-22 year olds.
    I'm 19 and even I don't like living with 18-22 year olds! :P
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    (Original post by charliebrandworth)
    My friend sent me this funny short film about university:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdZHO...eature=feedlik

    Pretty much sums up my first year experience.
    ...genius.
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    I'm in first year, and the first semester was great, but then I had a near-enough breakdown at the beginning of the second, discovered my flatmates weren't as friendly as I had thought, and am now stressing over my living arrangements for next year.
    My course isn't quite what I was expecting, but I still enjoy it hugely. And I absolutely love the city I live in.
    Basically, if I was living with more understanding people, I would have enjoyed this year a bit more, but I'm glad I'm here, and things can only get better.
 
 
 

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