Thursday, 23 June 2016

Advice For Starting Uni

So you've chosen what you want to do. First step done. Then you had to troll through the torture that is UCAS and fill in the application form that looked like it was made when UCAS was created (1992)? Yes I had to Google that. And now you've chosen where you think you're going to go and where you may have to go if those A-Levels don't turn out how they should. So now the panic sets in. OMG have I just made the biggest mistake of my life? Will I make friends? What will I do when I'm ill? All of these thoughts crossed my mind when deciding to go to uni. They're all completely natural and most people (normal people) will experience them. I first started my blog when I had just began my first year at uni with my first post being tips on survival at uni. I've now finished my second year so feel like it's time for another updated version following my two years.

  1. Don't forget your home friends. It may seem fine at the time but they've been there for you for years and watched you transform from the spotty teenager into hopefully something a bit better than that.
  2. Budget! Yes I sound so old and so boring but seriously overdrafts are not fun and you have to pay that back with real money y'know.
  3. Try and find some part time work when you're home for the Summer. You're off for such a long time, make use of this time and earn back some money to save for when you're back slumming it.
  4. Buy a railcard. Trains are not cheap and will take 75% of your student loan. Guaranteed.
  5. Visit your friends at uni. This is definitely one of the benefits of going to uni, you get to experience nightlife in every city!
  6. Eat healthy. I sound like a Mum here but putting on a stone is not fun either.
  7. Try and keep up with the work. First year is ok as it doesn't count but when you get to second year this changes and stuff actually counts. Scary, I know.
  8. Use the library! I've got the best grades I've ever got by just going to that strange busy building that was just kind of there before.
So, those are just a few things that I think would have helped me before I began uni, not that I would have probably listened to any of them. 

Thanks for reading!



  1. Just finished my first year at Uni and I agree with all the points! Keeping on top of the work is definitely the most important thing to keep track of along with money xx


    1. Hope you've had a good first year! Thanks for reading xx

  2. Great tips! I started my first semester at uni beginning of this year and I definitely need to start using the library more haha!
    Kathy x

    1. Thanks! Hope you've had a great year! X