Anyone have advice for someone just starting out at uni?

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Hi all, I just moved into uni (got an unconditional offer from Edinburgh university) a few days ago and made an account here. Everything is going well so far, it's all quite overwhelming but manageable. I'd just like to ask if anyone has any advice for someone just starting out uni? Any advice for anything would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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(Original post by EdenTheLost)
Hi all, I just moved into uni (got an unconditional offer from Edinburgh university) a few days ago and made an account here. Everything is going well so far, it's all quite overwhelming but manageable. I'd just like to ask if anyone has any advice for someone just starting out uni? Any advice for anything would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Join a society, be friendly to everyone you meet whether you think they're you're type of person or not - me and some of my friends are as different as can be but that doesn't matter at uni, everyone is there to be themselves and you'll find everyone is a lot more accepting than school or college. Try to throw yourself into as many fresher activities as possible and keep updated on any group chats of anyone offering invites to places for pres etc. Also make sure to keep in contact with family and friends at home as its easy to feel homesick!!

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(Original post by EdenTheLost)
Hi all, I just moved into uni (got an unconditional offer from Edinburgh university) a few days ago and made an account here. Everything is going well so far, it's all quite overwhelming but manageable. I'd just like to ask if anyone has any advice for someone just starting out uni? Any advice for anything would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Hi EdenTheLost

I would say get involved in as much as you can, especially in first year, as this is usually when you have the most free time. Like Sophie said try and join a society and go to freshers events, as these are great ways to meet people.

Also, make the most of the resources the university offers such as the careers team, student ambassador work and anything else that can help with your academic studies.

I hope this helps and good luck!

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Hi!

I would agree with everyone saying that you should go to societies! I made great friends there as my classes didn't have a community feel.
Academically I'd say take the first year seriously. It doesn't matter if do do that well but it will set you up for the following years making the transition less hard. On the other side, don't get overwhelmed with work and make sure to have a social life. Doesn't matter if its clubbing or having coffee with friends just make sure to talk to people.

Also (coming from experience) if you do have any trouble make sure to seek help and talk to the support unit! It's amazing what they can help with sometimes!

Have a great time!
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