The truth about university

University wasn’t what I expected it to be. At all. As you may know, I recently finished my first year of law at university and, as I am prepared to start my second year, I decided to share my thoughts on university and why, for better, university wasn’t what I expected it to be.
For those of you who are about to embark on the great journey that is uni, you probably have a million questions in your head. What is uni like? Will I make friends? What if I get homesick? What are lectures like?
I assure you now, university isn’t at all like it is portrayed in the media. It isn’t all sex, drugs, and parties but can be a very chill place to be. As a wallflower, I was slightly anxious to attend uni as I struggled to talk to people but, after the first couple of weeks, I became a more outgoing person. University changes you as a person and, over time, you meet people who bring out the best in you. While there were parties every weekend and always someone up for going to the pub each night, university was a very relaxing place to be. I made a lot of friends at uni, having different groups of people I could go out with if one group were busy. As much as I loved going out, people were also up for just chilling and watching films. I had a movie night with three of my friends, and we all snuggled up under the blankets and ate snacks while watching Annabelle. After this, we decided to watch the Bee Movie as we were all terrified and needed to distract ourselves.
Students come in all shapes and sizes and, along with that, they all have unique personalities meaning it’s easy to find friends. Not everyone is up for a night out at university so, if you don’t fancy that side of it, it’s okay. You have nothing to worry about. I love having movie nights as you can relax in your pajamas and, once your friends find out you have snacks, they’ll definitely be down for joining you.
Homesickness is a very difficult one to discuss as every individual is different. I didn’t get homesick until exam season in May due to stress, though I’m surprised I didn’t get it sooner as my parents are very protective so I was always at home. When I did feel homesick, I’d either call my family or, if they weren’t free, invite a friend over. The friends you make at university soon start to feel like family, you get extremely comfortable around them and, although no one says it, you all look out for each other to make sure everyone is okay.
I was most excited about my lectures once I started university, due to the fact that I was doing a subject I absolutely loved meant I was looking forwards to learning. I only had twelve hours of classes every week. Four modules, two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorials. A lecture is when all students go into a big room and the lecturer talks, non-stop, for two hours. You take notes and occasionally have discussions, but it’s a nice way to learn. Tutorials come after the lectures. These are in smaller groups of about ten students and give you the opportunity to ask questions on things you didn’t understand. For my course, we had set work to complete for each tutorial which we discussed.
Have you been to uni? Are you going? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. A.LOUISE says:

    I’ve just started a series on my blog about my first year at university. I’m similar to you, quite a shy person but like you, I found people who would accept me! Glad to see you’re enjoying it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Han says:

      You too! I’ll message you!


  2. hannahdarley says:

    I’m just about to start uni in September and found this really helpful! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Han says:

      I’m planning on writing more university related posts. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Although I’m going into year 13 this year I found this post very helpful in calming my nerves for the future!! Best of luck for your second year xx

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    1. Han says:

      Thank you dear! Good luck for year 13, it goes by so fast x

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