What were you most worried about before starting uni (and how did it turn out)?

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Starting uni is an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Pretty much everyone has some worries ahead of going to uni for the first time, whether it's about being away from home, dealing with the workload, making new friends or something else.

What was your main concern before starting uni, and how did it turn out for you in the end?



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Whether the policy against fairy lights in halls would be strictly enforced! (It wasn't )
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I'm not at uni yet but I'm most worried about making/finding some really close friends.
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I was worried about balancing work and play, it is something I still struggle with.
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If sex was on tap or not.

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The thought of living independently.
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Amount of free time. Well its never enough I think lol...
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Not knowing anyone (I'm very shy) - but it turned out fine, everyone I met and lived with was lovely and friendly!
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I was most worried about being able to afford it but there are loads of scholarships and bursaries available which have put my mind at rest
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Hm, my main concern was how to find myself on campus and get along with people from my year (truly, I am shy person) , so I (it's not a joke) asked everyone stupid 'Where-Can-I-Find..." questions and made tiki-tours around all campus 0_0'
Anyway, now with this I have many, many friends, people recognize me everytime now because of these questions, heck, even professors know, who I am and suddenly became so popular person :P ... (sometimes this can give you many troubles ;-) ) So trust me, just push yourself into this deep water and be yourself, it's really very helpful, it works on me!
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(Original post by KingKumar)
I'm not at uni yet but I'm most worried about making/finding some really close friends.
I was worried about making close friends, but I needn't be. If you're in halls, everyone is in an uncomfortable situation - newfound independence, no friends, about to start studying properly - and so everyone is really willing to make friends. Unless you shut yourself in your room all day, you're bound to make friends.

If you're not in halls, you need to put in a bit more effort. But once again joining a society or sports club from the start of term will put you in a position with others who don't know anyone. And talking to people in lectures can really help too.
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I was worried I wouldn't find friends that shared the same interests as I do, but the university was really good at matching up my flatmates and I and we get on really well, so well that we're renting a flat together next year!
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I was worried about whether or not i had good flatmates.
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Would I make friends because I am not the party hard kind of person! But I did and have loved every minute at Uni and cannot believe its all coming to an end!
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Good roommates
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I am worried about whether there will other older mature students in my cohort. It would be difficult to spend 3 years with people who I had little in common with.
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Im not yet at uni but am mainly worried about living in a different town to ma family. Although we have worked out different ways to deal with this in time for me starting uni in September.
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I was worried about everything, as an access student I was starting at 21 rather than 18 or 19, so I was worried about age. I'd also only had a year's work doing an access course after 6 years out of school, so I was worried I was going to look really dumb, it's actually been great though and all my worries were pointless.
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It all works out fine in the end. I was worried about everything - homesickness, work, missing family, no making any friends, but have overcome all of these, although some took longer than others.
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The thought of leaving my parents behind. It will be solved by visiting them on the weekends
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