What are you most nervous about for University?

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Uni start dates are fast approaching and the long, hot COVID summer is coming to an end... I can't be the only fresher whose anticipation is increasingly tinged with nerves (right? :emo:)

So - what are you most nervous about for starting uni this year?

For me, I just don't know how I'm supposed to meet anyone with virtual freshers and small bubbles! Am I doomed to know only four or five other medics for the rest of my uni life? :eek: And, of course, the fear that dare not speak it's name: what if I got on this course via a clerical error and fail miserably? But what's everyone else worried about
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Don't forget there's loads of help and support on TSR's Freshers Hub :heart:

If you want to talk more about your expectations for uni, there's a thread about what you're most looking forward to here. :yeah:

If accommodation is a big worry for you at the moment - find Cheese's top tips here. :rave:
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Uni start dates are fast approaching and the long, hot COVID summer is coming to an end... I can't be the only fresher whose anticipation is increasingly tinged with nerves (right? :emo:)

So - what are you most nervous about for starting uni this year?

For me, I just don't know how I'm supposed to meet anyone with virtual freshers and small bubbles! Am I doomed to know only four or five other medics for the rest of my uni life? :eek: And, of course, the fear that dare not speak it's name: what if I got on this course via a clerical error and fail miserably? But what's everyone else worried about
I am a bit upset about how the whole welcome week for our med school is on Zoom, like its going to be so awkward. I wish we could have had in campus events, but hey, it is what it is
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I am a bit upset about how the whole welcome week for our med school is on Zoom, like its going to be so awkward. I wish we could have had in campus events, but hey, it is what it is
Oh that really sucks! :cry: Really not sure how you go about making friends on zoom - I’m glad we still have a few in person things.

Is your entire first term virtual, then? Or will you have in person lessons?
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Mine is meeting people too. I'm not on social media so i have this vision in my head that everyone has some kind of facebook group or something similar and will be getting to know each other and ill wander in like a lost sheep haha! Plus being a mature student i think i worry i wont have much in common with the other members of my cohort
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I’m worried about making friends haha. I’m in all the Facebook group chats and WhatsApp groups so I’m getting to know people, but I’m worried about actually making proper friendships.
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I have made a lot of friends so far, but I'm scared about not fitting into any specific friendship group so I'll just know a lot of people but never get invited out, etc. But that's just an irrational fear I suppose haha
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Mine is meeting people too. I'm not on social media so i have this vision in my head that everyone has some kind of facebook group or something similar and will be getting to know each other and ill wander in like a lost sheep haha! Plus being a mature student i think i worry i wont have much in common with the other members of my cohort
Yeah I’m kind of worried about that too - all the freshers events are being ‘marketed’ on Instagram according to my school friends and I just...don’t use it 😅 I’m hoping that most people make friends when they’re there though


I think unis have more mature students than we typically imagine? And I’m at least one 18yo who’d be up for meeting someone a bit older - I’ve heard about 1/4 of my course is 19+!
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I’m worried about making friends haha. I’m in all the Facebook group chats and WhatsApp groups so I’m getting to know people, but I’m worried about actually making proper friendships.
Hahaha I think the proper friendships only come when you meet people face to face? I hope anyway

How useful do you think the groups are, I’m not really in any....
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I have made a lot of friends so far, but I'm scared about not fitting into any specific friendship group so I'll just know a lot of people but never get invited out, etc. But that's just an irrational fear I suppose haha
No that’s really understandable, I’ve worried about that too since I had a really close knit group at 6th form. Just got to keep our fingers crossed I guess!
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Making friends as I have the worst social anxiety. I don't want to be alone in classes and outside of classes. I've always had trouble making friends
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Making friends as I have the worst social anxiety. I don't want to be alone in classes and outside of classes. I've always had trouble making friends
Aw I’m sorry to hear that :hugs:

If it helps you can see that pretty much everyone in this thread is in the same place so I think lots of people will really be making an effort and Freshers has lots of opportunities? But it’s so hard not to worry about these things I know
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Mine is meeting people too. I'm not on social media so i have this vision in my head that everyone has some kind of facebook group or something similar and will be getting to know each other and ill wander in like a lost sheep haha! Plus being a mature student i think i worry i wont have much in common with the other members of my cohort
I have this too as a mature student. Plus doing well getting a First and managing my time well. As well as making friends and fitting in too.
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Uni start dates are fast approaching and the long, hot COVID summer is coming to an end... I can't be the only fresher whose anticipation is increasingly tinged with nerves (right? :emo:)

So - what are you most nervous about for starting uni this year?

For me, I just don't know how I'm supposed to meet anyone with virtual freshers and small bubbles! Am I doomed to know only four or five other medics for the rest of my uni life? :eek: And, of course, the fear that dare not speak it's name: what if I got on this course via a clerical error and fail miserably? But what's everyone else worried about
Trusting the wrong people? Being a loner? Hm, not keeping up with the humungous work load. Contrary to the the second one, SOCIALISING. Running out of money. Losing contact with my current friends. If I think of anymore, I'll share
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Aw I’m sorry to hear that :hugs:

If it helps you can see that pretty much everyone in this thread is in the same place so I think lots of people will really be making an effort and Freshers has lots of opportunities? But it’s so hard not to worry about these things I know
It is so hard to approach people tbh I'm going to be standing there like a lost child. I'm so awkward thanks
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Mine is meeting people too. I'm not on social media so i have this vision in my head that everyone has some kind of facebook group or something similar and will be getting to know each other and ill wander in like a lost sheep haha! Plus being a mature student i think i worry i wont have much in common with the other members of my cohort
I'm not on social media either
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Oh that really sucks! :cry: Really not sure how you go about making friends on zoom - I’m glad we still have a few in person things.

Is your entire first term virtual, then? Or will you have in person lessons?
I think they are really trying to make it fully virtual. But I'll use the library as much as possible in a hope to make some friends in person (can you even make friends in the library?)
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Not so much nervous as mildly annoyed that my uni card and dbs aren't done yet
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It is so hard to approach people tbh I'm going to be standing there like a lost child. I'm so awkward thanks
Omg I know, it’s going to be right back to the awkwardness of first day of 6th form... I find it hard to approach people too, but I like to think that if we don’t get on uni is big enough to never see them again
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I think they are really trying to make it fully virtual. But I'll use the library as much as possible in a hope to make some friends in person (can you even make friends in the library?)
Ugh. Virtual freshers but open library...? Odd?

I hope you can make friends in the library because I imagine I’ll be spending loads of time there! Maybe if you see they’re working on the same thing as you...?
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