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    I'll be calling home once a week and just sending the odd email to cure homesickness

    big boys don't cry!
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    I miss my sister already, even though she's sitting right next to me now.
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    i'm going to be terribly homesick. my mum's just come up to me crying telling me how much she'll miss me and it's made me realise just how much i'll miss home
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    (Original post by ecossaise)
    I think everyone's going to suffer from homesickness (or the vast majority of us anyway) but a. nobody is going to be the only one missing home for the first wee while, so you're definitely not alone in this, b. I know certainly that I would hate the thought of any of my flatmates sobbing their heart out every night alone in their room - it helps to talk about these things and it's okay to lean on other people - because there will come a time when they will need your support.
    Some people will be homesick, but a surprising number won't be (or hide it very well)

    When I started, I wasn't homesick and I think that was to do with how the university kept us occupied to a manic level in the first week. By the time the adrenaline has worn off, you are settled.

    Keep busy, there should be plenty to do. It may sound harsh but avoid contact with home for the first couple of days. By letting go like that you allow yourself to look forward to what you have at uni, not back towards what you miss from home.
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    Id lie if i said 100% of people stay at university during the first 3 weeks.

    The amount who leave is minimal but in my year about 15 out of 500 people in halls left.

    These people just didnt make friends fast enough .

    Some tips:

    1. Leave your door open so passers by can chat etc etc
    2. Make an effort to be friendly, offer help, talk about random stuff etc and just be ureself.
    3. Dont insult other people to get a laugh from overs.. from my experience these type of people are popular for the first 9-10 weeks but then after this time theyve insulted everyone at least once so nobody likes them .

    Getting friends and things to do is great to not be homesick.. When i went to university seeing my mum and dad leave me in the small 'boxy' room was quite upsetting. I just told myself its only 10 weeks ill see them at xmas etc. ver time u just get used to it.

    Still get upset thinking of that day lol. Although now i aint seen my family since xmas so im pretty much hard as nails when it comes to living away from family.
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    (Original post by SciFi25)
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    What ever you do make friends with your new flat mates and course mates, don't do what some people do and hold on to the past too much, like going home each weekend etc etc else you'll end up isolating yourself a bit. I'm not saying don't keep in touch with people back home, do, but just have two groups of mates instead of staying with the old group.
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    What ever you do make friends with your new flat mates and course mates, don't do what some people do and hold on to the past too much, like going home each weekend etc etc else you'll end up isolating yourself a bit. I'm not saying don't keep in touch with people back home, do, but just have two groups of mates instead of staying with the old group.
    Yea those that go home each weekend, i envied in some ways and in overs i didnt.

    I envied them cause they got to see their families alot more, they also seemed to get monetary rewards for their journeys home i.e rich mommy and daddy wiuld slip their son a nice new crisp £50 pound note and send him on his way with cookies and fresh food/laundry.

    I didnt envy them for the fact that they missed out the socialising that occured at the weekend when everyone was off.
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    I'm really going to try and get this homesickness thing over and done with, because I think that negative thoughts can really take a toll on my social and academic life.

    I think keeping yourself busy is a key factor, and looking forward rather than being paranoid would help. Hee! I'm scared, but excited too! I'm off to a fresh new start in a foreign country in a beautiful uni. Woohoo!
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    I guess I got a bit homesick, it got worse just before Easter when I realised the whole uni thing was crap.
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    Hehe ya everyone realises that by year 2, that uni is getting to be an industry rather than an institute so just try and enjoy the time you have there.

    Cause 2nd/3rd year will be tough if you wanna get a 2-1/first.
 
 
 
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