What Excites You Most About Starting Uni? Watch

Poll: What Excites/Excited You Most About Starting Uni?
The course (33)
18.13%
Accommodation/Independence/Social life (131)
71.98%
Other (Specify) (8)
4.4%
I'm not excited/I wasn't excited (10)
5.49%
Trotsky
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(Or, if you're already there or have been, what excited you the most when you first started?)

For me, it was initially my course which I can't wait to start. Then I started sorting out accommodation and hearing about other peoples' experiences and now I just can't wait to live in my own accommodation, hang around with new people etc!

Of course, I'm still excited about my course, but when I think of uni now, I just think of how much I'm looking forward to the social side.
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the sport and nightlife. You could put that in the second category, but i thought initially that the accomodation/independance/social life were connected, even though they're not, so i probably made the wrong decision putting other. But meh.

Ill enjoy the course no doubt too, but there's only so much genuine pleasure you can get out of essay writing. Its never going to beat a bender.
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moving away from home
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For undergrad, it was the courses. I love studying history, but my high school was so crushingly inadequate for what I wanted to do. I also wasn't moving out or even travelling very far, so the course was 100% of my excitement, I suppose you could say. Now, for graduate, only a quarter of my excitement is for the course, the rest is for moving to a new continent/country/city.
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I am excited about the course yes but also the independence and the social life that comes along with it. But the tension about my results and whether or not I will actually get in are keeping all my excitement at bay at the moment .

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The course, then independence.
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Sex with out the prospect of ma mum walking in. (theres no lock on my bed room door at home)
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The course and the university, probably. Then, independence, which I have a feeling will get boring and not so convenient after a few weeks. Then, possibly friends etc. if I make any. Then, sports and societies.
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Sex with out the prospect of ma mum walking in. (theres no lock on my bed room door at home)
Yeah, thats quite the appealing prospect for me too.
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Studying what I want to study for a change. Meeting new people.
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Am i the only person that hasnt really thought about the course?

I've just been looking forward to moving away and the social side.
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The idea that I'd come out of university a different, but better person. I imagined my mind would expand, intellectually as well as emotionally. The idea was that I'd 'grow', basically.

Also, the social acceptance regarding getting pissed! We are allowed to live like alcoholics, and we're hardly ever admonished.

And the prospect of meeting new friends excited me.
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I get to start over.

That's the most exciting thing for me on a personal level.
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Studying what I want to study for a change. Meeting new people.
:ditto:

Mainly looking forward to the course (and those that would be on it)... I never got that excited about the social side, mainly because I would be leaving some great people behind and socialising is nothing new. Plus I was pretty independant anyway...
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being among uber clever people (if i make my firm offer) will be a big bonus too.

the independance is a double edged coin if you ask me, having to wash your own clothes ect :|

as someone alluded too also, the prospect of not having to stay queit while having sex due to parents being downstairs will be refreshing too.
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Meeting new people, taking on new challenges/activities and studying a subject I like.

That's pretty dull isn't it?

Okay, I'm going for the hedonistic sex and nothing else.
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(Original post by Dittoo)
Am i the only person that hasnt really thought about the course?

I've just been looking forward to moving away and the social side.
I'm exactly the same as you. I'm sure once i get there i'll get right into my course but at the moment i'm just thinking about meeting new folk and getting drunk
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What most excited me when I started was the prospect of making a whole new set of friends, that's not to say replacing my old ones but doubling up on what I had. It's actually quite tough going between home and university at the beginning and end of terms because it means saying goodbye to each group, though of course that does get put behind you when you meet up with people you haven't seen in so many weeks.
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On a path to a career I really want to do and could potentially earn me a lot of money.

Moving up to a fabulous city like Oxford and living in the SE being accessible to everywhere fun and exciting like London, then being able to come home whenever I want to the countryside.
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You should have an option for everything...

I'm excited about studying something I'm interested in, the chance of living (fending) for myself, meeting new friends, living in a different area, having fun etc
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