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    Hey all,
    I don't know really how to start this but I am feeling quite nervous about going to university if I do get a interview and I am also feeling nervous about the whole uni life to be honest.

    I am in my final year of college after studying graphic design and I just feel that I might mess up my interview if I don't have a good enough portfolio or if I don't answer the questions which would be the best answer.

    I am also feeling nervous that I won't socialise as much with my roommates and I will probably not make many friends at university due to me being so quiet. If anyone has any confidence tips, that would help immensely especially for college.

    Any advice or personal experiences would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you for reading.
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    Ask someone at your college about doing practice interviews, give it a go and take some criticism then after that you'll do fine

    Making friends in uni is very easy as everyone's in the same boat, even if you're quiet or shy people will come talk to you because they want to make friends too. That said you do still need to put a little effort in, occasionally ask if people want to go to the pub, watch a new film, etc., join a society or two, they don't have to be things you've done before, start something new!
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    Ask someone at your college about doing practice interviews, give it a go and take some criticism then after that you'll do fine

    Making friends in uni is very easy as everyone's in the same boat, even if you're quiet or shy people will come talk to you because they want to make friends too. That said you do still need to put a little effort in, occasionally ask if people want to go to the pub, watch a new film, etc., join a society or two, they don't have to be things you've done before, start something new!
    That sounds pretty good, thank you so much ☺
    I will try and ask my tutor when I see them next but my only issue is that she is going to be leaving in February but I think I could always ask my other tutor.

    That is good advice, thank you so much it means a lot
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    (Original post by NeonGFX)
    Hey all,
    I don't know really how to start this but I am feeling quite nervous about going to university if I do get a interview and I am also feeling nervous about the whole uni life to be honest.

    I am in my final year of college after studying graphic design and I just feel that I might mess up my interview if I don't have a good enough portfolio or if I don't answer the questions which would be the best answer.

    I am also feeling nervous that I won't socialise as much with my roommates and I will probably not make many friends at university due to me being so quiet. If anyone has any confidence tips, that would help immensely especially for college.

    Any advice or personal experiences would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you for reading.
    Well you need to remember that your there to only show them what you can do if your getting good marks your portfolio should be ok they really are going to ask you questions about why you want to go to the uni? why you want to do the course? and a couple of questions to see if your the right fit for the place maybe a couple of questions about your work.

    The localisation comes get there early like 9-10am that'll give you time to unpack and compose your self once your parents leave you will be fine eventually just get out there talk to everyone join clubs that look fun or interesting and you'l be fine.

    You'll need to expect a bit of homesickness it happens in first year to everyone it passes in a few days or a week and everyone reacts in a different way some people cry some just retreat to their room others drink too much one guy didn't sleep for and in the end he got back from uni ned thing he knows he has 1 shoe off and it's 6 am and he feels refreshed and happy he kind of just crashed.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Well you need to remember that your there to only show them what you can do if your getting good marks your portfolio should be ok they really are going to ask you questions about why you want to go to the uni? why you want to do the course? and a couple of questions to see if your the right fit for the place maybe a couple of questions about your work.

    The localisation comes get there early like 9-10am that'll give you time to unpack and compose your self once your parents leave you will be fine eventually just get out there talk to everyone join clubs that look fun or interesting and you'l be fine.

    You'll need to expect a bit of homesickness it happens in first year to everyone it passes in a few days or a week and everyone reacts in a different way some people cry some just retreat to their room others drink too much one guy didn't sleep for and in the end he got back from uni ned thing he knows he has 1 shoe off and it's 6 am and he feels refreshed and happy he kind of just crashed.

    Thank you so much for this, it does help a lot and i am very pleased to say that I will be putting it on my desktop to help me for the future.
    My main goal for this week is to ask a tutor past or present if they could give me a practice interview which should benefit me a lot.

    If I do get a interview or accepted, I will be looking up a lot of things about the area to the campus and also the halls, I also think societies and clubs would be a great experience for me as well to socialize.

    I will also be bringing some home comforts as well from where I live and also from my house to help me settle in but I should be all good as long as I keep calm.

    To everyone who has replied to this thread, thank you all very much for this advice, it has been amazingly helpful.

    Hope you all have a great week and good luck with your studies.

    -NeonGFX
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    (Original post by NeonGFX)
    Hey all,
    I don't know really how to start this but I am feeling quite nervous about going to university if I do get a interview and I am also feeling nervous about the whole uni life to be honest.

    I am in my final year of college after studying graphic design and I just feel that I might mess up my interview if I don't have a good enough portfolio or if I don't answer the questions which would be the best answer.

    I am also feeling nervous that I won't socialise as much with my roommates and I will probably not make many friends at university due to me being so quiet. If anyone has any confidence tips, that would help immensely especially for college.

    Any advice or personal experiences would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you for reading.
    Hello,

    The most important thing is to be yourself. When it comes to university - yes, it's all about the grades and what not but they are also interested into what you are like as a person. Be yourself and be comfortable. In the questions, you are talking about your life and your education - it's hard to lie about that, so just be honest and be comfortable in that. You are boosting about yourself in reality, take pride in it. You'll be fine - get people at your college to do practice interviews with you if you are that nervous.

    University life is a big change but you've just got to chuck yourself into it. You may be quiet but just attempt to say hi to people and ask them how they are and if they invite you to something, say yes and just get out there and experience university life!
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    Honestly, I'd say grades aren't too important when it comes to applying for Graphic Design. Sure, they are still taken into consideration, but your portfolio and the interview itself has been the most important thing for me so far. Every place I've been to so far is more interested in seeing what I've done so far and having a discussion with me to make sure I understand the subject and stuff.
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    (Original post by JustGeorgeJ)
    Hello,

    The most important thing is to be yourself. When it comes to university - yes, it's all about the grades and what not but they are also interested into what you are like as a person. Be yourself and be comfortable. In the questions, you are talking about your life and your education - it's hard to lie about that, so just be honest and be comfortable in that. You are boosting about yourself in reality, take pride in it. You'll be fine - get people at your college to do practice interviews with you if you are that nervous.

    University life is a big change but you've just got to chuck yourself into it. You may be quiet but just attempt to say hi to people and ask them how they are and if they invite you to something, say yes and just get out there and experience university life!


    (Original post by DJ98)
    Honestly, I'd say grades aren't too important when it comes to applying for Graphic Design. Sure, they are still taken into consideration, but your portfolio and the interview itself has been the most important thing for me so far. Every place I've been to so far is more interested in seeing what I've done so far and having a discussion with me to make sure I understand the subject and stuff.
    Thank you both for the advice After going to the works and getting a A3 portfolio, I realised how much work I have in my room which is good things to put into my portfolio
    Thanks for the replies and hope you all have a good week
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    (Original post by NeonGFX)
    Thank you both for the advice After going to the works and getting a A3 portfolio, I realised how much work I have in my room which is good things to put into my portfolio
    Thanks for the replies and hope you all have a good week
    Just keep in mind, while you do want to show your best work, don't put anything in there that you can't talk about in depth and answer any question on, like what artists/designers did you look at, how you did it, etc. Make sure to take a sketchbook or two as well.
 
 
 
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