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    I was wondering if any people concisously change their image when they go to uni? Most people will be away from their home towns and people that know them to a new enviroment with new people?

    If you did change your image, how did you do it e.g clothes, music, interests etc?
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    change may be the wrong word . more like refine. small changes to make a clearer better you .
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    Why would I change my music and interests? Friends fit around me, not the other way around... :confused:
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    I'm going to start using face paint.
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    (Original post by thedodgeruk)
    change may be the wrong word . more like refine. small changes to make a clearer better you .
    Firstly, this thread is bizarre! You will come across fake for starters and secondly why would you change who you are?!

    And a clearer "BETTER" you?! are you joking??:confused:
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    (Original post by Maker)
    I was wondering if any people concisously change their image when they go to uni? Most people will be away from their home towns and people that know them to a new enviroment with new people?

    If you did change your image, how did you do it e.g clothes, music, interests etc?
    I didn't change my image intentionally, however I have found myself dressing slightly dif.ferently.
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    i wont be
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    I've no intention on changing whatsoever. Why should I? It's my life, not anyone else's.
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    My image changed in that I became more slobby and stopped actually caring about what people thought about me - all through secondary school and college it felt like a competition and I never wanted to do or wear things that other people may critiscise me for... going to uni was like a revelation where I finally realised I could do whatever the hell I wanted, wear what I wanted, like what I wanted and other people would have to like me for me. But no, you should never intentionally change your image when going to uni - even if you did try, it would be such a pretence trying to keep it up that you'd just come across fake as.
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    I'm thinking of becoming a Jack Wills wearing douchebag.
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    Several people from my school COMPLETELY reinvented themselves at uni. You're basically free to do whatever you want, and change entirely - new people, no existing reputation, etc.
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    I don't plan to intentioanlly change, maybe I will, maybe I won't.

    That said, it would be slightly different for me: there are a number of people who went to my school/sixth form that I'm god friends with that are looking at going to the same University as me, so it perhaps won't be a totally new environment where everyone is 'new'
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    Not change, but be who I want to be.
    sometimes old friends at home don't understand that you've changed.
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    Not really no. I was happy with who I was. I came more out of my shell as such and a little more outgoing (school I was crippling shy, sixth form I was shy) but that was something I'd wanted to do in sixth form anyway, I just felt like everyone knew me so I couldn't.

    I've actually got money now too at uni so I wear nicer clothes really but it's all marginal. I pretty much wore the same kinda stuff before, just hadn't honed my style cos I never had money and hardly went shopping. During college I never went out really either, except at the end and in the holidays where I started going out with friends to the pubs and clubs around town. Overall though I was pretty happy with who I was and am still friends with a lot of the same people from back home as well as some new people at uni so can't have changed too much.
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    why change into someone else... :confused: as long as you don't look like a hyena it's fine...
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    Of course. You will notice that people who were previously shy at school and wore terrible clothes try to reinvent themselves - they buy new clothes, act more confident, etc.
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    I've no intention on changing whatsoever. Why should I? It's my life, not anyone else's.
    And why was I negged for this? :confused:
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    I didn't intentionally change my image but looking back I guess my style has changed quite a lot - I guess it's just part of growing up and changing over time and would have happened regardless of university. I feel more myself at university than I did at home. I know people who have completely changed at university though and I know people who've become more introverted at univeristy.
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    The only thing I really changed for uni was my hair. I had an afro but cut it all off for uni interviews. I wish I hadn't now.
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    I was way ******* cooler at sixth form.
 
 
 

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