(Original post by Shae_28)
Awe how cute!! and oh god haha, did you live within accommodation the first year?
And...erm....I always try to be positive when telling people about my university experiences because it really is great....but I also feel I should be honest....
Yes I was in halls in my first year; I was in a corridor of studios (so all of us had our own kitchen and bathroom) and the accommodation itself was really nice.
The problem was that my neighbours (the whole corridor) were all very sociable
and basically used the corridor outside my room as their own private nightclub. There was music, laughing, shouting, drinking games, etc until 2/3am several nights a week and it nearly drove me mad.
I don't drink and I didn't have anything in common with them (I'm a fairly mature literature student, whereas they were all doing medicine, maths, etc and felt it was amusing to decorate the corridor with images of genitalia) so even though they invited me out "on the lash" with them at various points throughout the year, I didn't really want to join in.
I felt like I spent much of my first year avoiding social contact because I just didn't get on with any of the people I was around. I'm very happy with my own company so the lack of company wasn't as much of a problem as them trying to press their unwanted company on me.
Towards the end of my first year and now in my second year I've found people I genuinely get on with, the noisy neighbours are gone and I'm much happier.
In conclusion, if you want to party, then there are plenty of people who will be more than willing to be your drinking buddies and there will also be people you really get on with and with whom you will form life-long friendships.