Article: What university is really like

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    "I was excited about leaving home, meeting new people and having my independence. But I was also so nervous. Would I get on with my flatmates and make friends? Would I like my course? Could I look after myself?"

    Sound like you? Before you start uni, you're probably going to get hit by a similar barrage of emotions. It happens to most people; being a fresher typically means buzzing excitement whizzed up with nerves about stepping into the unknown.

    Those nerves are easier to get past if you’ve got a better idea of what to expect. Happily enough, that’s exactly what you’ve got here. This guide features help and advice from students past and present on every aspect of starting uni.

    What’s it like living in halls? Do you have to get blasted every night to fit in? Will you have enough money to live on? Read on for the answers to all your questions about the life of a fresher.


    What are your experiences of uni? What questions do you have about starting? Join in the chat below.

    Nice paper!

    University stresses me out and makes me mature, I am grateful to have the opportunity to go. As much as I complain about having 3 09:00ams, I should be thankful considering some people aren't lucky to have an education.

    I've learned how to budget and the value of money. I have also learnt to have better time management skills when it comes to exams and coursework etc. Overall, it's shaped me up to becoming a better person.

    good advice, 10/10 would go to UEA again
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