Hey, I'd prefer only people attending uni atm to reply to this, to get a clear answer :P.
I'm due to start uni in September, but if I'm 100% honest, I think I'm going more so for the 'Social life', rather than the course, although I will be committed to my course, I'm just looking forward to meeting new people..
I'm 19 and working atm, but life's kinda' dull atm, and I think uni will change that (hope). I don't have lots of close friends, only a few, so my life is pretty boring atm.
So did uni lighten up life for you? In the sense that you got out more or made more friends/had a more active social life? Or did things pretty much stay the same?
I've seen someone say that it's 'not like American Pie', which is pretty damn obvious, but I'd like to think I'm leaving my job (DWP) to have a decent 4 years out of work to live life a little, rather than be in the same situation, but with less money.
Sorry for the essay, thanks for reading .
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- Thread Starter
- 31-07-2009 23:05
- 31-07-2009 23:09
So did uni lighten up life for you?
Yes and no i go out now more but the works harder - basically i spend very little time just sitting around
In the sense that you got out more or made more friends/had a more active social life? Or did things pretty much stay the same?
Definatly went out more in 1st year (Atleast 3 times a week)
id say if you are going for the course aswell its worth it but i wouldnt get into the debt of most students just for the social side
- 31-07-2009 23:10
Uni is doing me wonders, it really is, but ultimately, keep this in mind:
It's what YOU make it. You have to go to it, not the other way around.
- 03-08-2009 19:02
i'd completely agree with the above post. If you sit around doing nothing, you're not going to get much out of the whole thing! I have tried to make the most of everything offered to me and have had an absolute ball thus far. I've learnt loads about my subjects and had a great time socially. The first few weeks might be as scary as hell, but once you come out the other side, you'll really, really enjoy it.
- 04-08-2009 10:19
i have made the best friends of my life so far, and i feel i know them better after one year than i know my friends from secondary school, who i've known for 7 years. but chidona is right, you have to make it happen - admittedly, i didn't at first: having never set foot inside a club before i went to university, i gave it a go for the first time, and got scared ****less by some creep. didn't go out again for a long time, but i should have, and i do now! uni is absolutely amazing, because although the work is harder, if you've chosen your degree well, and you're doing something you really like, it won't matter
- 04-08-2009 16:41
Uni is a fresh start, so be who you want to be and get involved. My plan is to focus on the social side of student life for the first year (getting through course obviously) and make some good friends and memories.