Worrying about starting University? Watch

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Hi I'm writing an article based on the worries that students have about University before they get there. I thought it'd be a good idea to create a thread to see what some of the main worries are from prospective students, and also to provide a little help and advice too while I'm at it!

So any worries you have about starting University, place them here

*Also, you're more than welcome to post if you're already at University and remember specifically what you were worrying about before you started.

The more the merrier!

Thanks
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Not making friends or getting on with my flatmates
Not being able to cope with the work
Homesickness
Spending my loan too quickly and having no money.
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-What if my course is extremely difficult?
-when i move out im gonna miss out on seeing my little siblings grow up
-homesickness
- getting on with flatmates
- getting everything i need prepared etc
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Losing weight
Gaining weight
Too dry
Too damp
Too popular
Not popular enough
Being too clever
Being thick
The life-crushing loan hanging over you the whole time
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- Living 11K km away from home= homesickness
- cultural shock as I've never lived in UK before
- first time living in dorm, figuring out how to get on with flatmates
- daily budgeting, my fear= spending 3/4 of my allowance (likely to happen)
- afraid of falling sick & unable to handle stress (bringing lots of vitamins with me!)
These do not outweigh my excitement to learn though, I am sure I will do fine. Good luck everyone!



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LoL Uni is a scam

-Third year student
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-Not being able to make friends and being a loner.
-Not having enough money.
-Staying away from family.
-Cultural shocks.
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-Not getting on with flatmates.
-Missing my parents too much (I'll be moving 3000 km away from my country)
-Missing my darling cat


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LoL Uni is a scam

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Why did you continue with it if it's such a scam?
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Homesickness, not making friends.


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Why did you continue with it if it's such a scam?
I need that degree bruv for its social implications, but the institution itself is a scam
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-being the oldest in my flat
-not making friends
-not enjoying my course
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(Original post by DIN-NARYU-FARORE)
LoL Uni is a scam

-Third year student
Wow didn't know league of legends had a uni. What's that like?
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(Original post by scrunkie)
Hi I'm writing an article based on the worries that students have about University before they get there. I thought it'd be a good idea to create a thread to see what some of the main worries are from prospective students, and also to provide a little help and advice too while I'm at it!

So any worries you have about starting University, place them here

*Also, you're more than welcome to post if you're already at University and remember specifically what you were worrying about before you started.

The more the merrier!

Thanks
I was worried about not making any friends and being a loner!
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- My shyness making it difficult to bond with people/make friends.
- The work being too overwhelming (I've taken two years out between college & uni, so I think it'll take some adjusting to get back into the swing of it).
- Homesickness.
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I'm already at uni and now realise all my worries were futile.
But I was worried about making friends, gaining weight, flat mates not liking me, finding lectures hard, being poor and unable to afford to go out and socialise
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I'm already at uni and now realise all my worries were futile.
But I was worried about making friends, gaining weight, flat mates not liking me, finding lectures hard, being poor and unable to afford to go out and socialise
So would you say everything settled into place when you started uni or it took a few months?


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So would you say everything settled into place when you started uni or it took a few months?


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I'll admit that first day I was terrified, but I just threw myself into getting involved with events and meeting people and putting myself out there. It helps that my flat mates are lovely. And I am poor, but working on it aha. Yes I'd say that after a week or so it was all fine and I realised I had been silly
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I'll admit that first day I was terrified, but I just threw myself into getting involved with events and meeting people and putting myself out there. It helps that my flat mates are lovely. And I am poor, but working on it aha. Yes I'd say that after a week or so it was all fine and I realised I had been silly
That's good, yeh you were lucky to have nice housemates thanks for the reply


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Ugh the whole concept of this sharing....with people is a total nightmare for me!

Couldn't care a less about the rest of the stuff lol.
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