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    Studying a subject I have a genuine interest in, not like at A level when you have to study subjects you are no overly into. I also look forward to being able to control my own diet and cook my own meals. I guess the added independence and not having to rely on my parents to do things.
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    To escape the monotonous 9-5 corporate job life, and live the student life I've always wanted to experience but lacked the balls to just go for! It's taken me until age 24 to do it but I'm so freakin' excited!

    Also the usual stuff like meeting new people (I lost a lot of friends when they all moved off to uni a few years back), Moving from my small village to a city, exploring a subject I have a great interest in, finally moving out of my parents' house, being able to just start again in general.
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    (Original post by Insecable)
    A fresh start! The chance to meet new people, learn new things, and ultimately, learn more about myself...as cliche as it may sound.
    You couldn't be more spot on about learning about yourself. I went to university thinking I was 1, but I was really 99 (rubbish analogy). I have changed so much in a year for the better.

    Wish you the best.
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    Socialising with new friends
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    I'm most excited about studying! I've spent the last year studying a subject I don't enjoy to get to university to study something I love! I cannot wait to get my teeth stuck into it, I'm also really excited about the knowledge I'll learn. I'll be studying a language (maybe two) and I'm excited to feel more confident in the language(s) and reaching fluency.
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    Meeting new people, and getting out of my comfort zone hopefully
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    I just found out there's a sunday afternoon tea appreciation society
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    Meeting new people, finding people as obsessed w/ languages as I am, and getting absolutely smashed without the constant worrying if I'll sober up by the time my dad picks me up from the party
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    Depression. I don't know why, but I just really didn't want to be near people.
    I'm pretty worried about this. I'm getting really good at 'faking til' you make it' so I don't purposely exclude myself thanks to my depression and social anxiety like I did years 8-12, but not having my mum to boost my esteem or my best friend idk if I'll manage okay. I think I'll just do shots before socializing and hope for the best? Hm
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    I'm excited to gain lots of independence, study the course I love and to try new things (e.g. I want to take up a martial art)!
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    Moving out of London
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    Making friends.
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    I'm pretty worried about this. I'm getting really good at 'faking til' you make it' so I don't purposely exclude myself thanks to my depression and social anxiety like I did years 8-12, but not having my mum to boost my esteem or my best friend idk if I'll manage okay. I think I'll just do shots before socializing and hope for the best? Hm
    Are you currently doing anything to help your depression? Uni counselling could help. Don't push yourself over you limit, but yeah do try to join in a socialise when you feel up to it.
    You can always call or skype your mum occasionally too if it makes you feel better.
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    Are you currently doing anything to help your depression? Uni counselling could help. Don't push yourself over you limit, but yeah do try to join in a socialise when you feel up to it.
    You can always call or skype your mum occasionally too if it makes you feel better.
    More exercise and watching my weight to help my confidence helps a bit, and socialising more than I did in school to help my socialising skills.

    Is uni counselling free? Yeah I'll probably skype mum a lot ahahah
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    Being social asf.
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    More exercise and watching my weight to help my confidence helps a bit, and socialising more than I did in school to help my socialising skills.

    Is uni counselling free? Yeah I'll probably skype mum a lot ahahah
    Yeah it should be. You can contact your uni's student support to ask about it. Probably best to get it sorted before you start.
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    Yeah it should be. You can contact your uni's student support to ask about it. Probably best to get it sorted before you start.
    Will do- thanks! Are you feeling better nowadays?
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    (Original post by UWS)
    Back when I was starting uni, I was looking forward to meeting new people and trying to be more social (didn't happen).
    Lol same. Except mine was certainly a more extreme version...
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Will do- thanks! Are you feeling better nowadays?
    Good luck. :hugs:
    Yeah much. After doing some group therapy and cutting down on some stress things improved a lot
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    (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
    Lol same. Except mine was certainly a more extreme version...
    Mine was a combination of an anti-social uni and an anti-social course. There was no hope.
 
 
 
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