A Guide To Starting University: Intro


So it's Friday the 15th August and that means yesterday was A Level Results Day. For a lot of people that will have meant a very exciting, stressful, upsetting or nerve wracking day waiting on results or phoning unis hoping to get a place through clearing. So congratulations on making it through your A Levels and getting in to uni. Hopefully everyone has either got their place at the uni they hoped for, or has found another option through clearing and you're now ready to start preparing for your university experience! 

Im currently going in to my third and final year of uni and I thought I'd use my experience to offer up some advice to those just about to start their exciting university lives. So I've created 'A Guide To Starting Uni' and for the next 8 weeks I'll be posting advice and tips on all the different aspects of starting uni! 

Obviously I am no expert and I can only use my own knowledge and experiences, everyone has an individual experience of university life, but a lot of people starting uni have similar feelings or questions and may experience similar things which I'll hopefully be able to help with through this series. 

I'll be covering the before you move in areas such as planning, packing and making sure you've done everything you can to be as prepared as possible. I'll also make sure to prepare you guys for actually moving in and starting uni, from Freshers Week to starting your course, homesickness and how to make the most of your first year at uni. 

If you've got anything you'd really like to me to cover in a post, please leave me a comment, or if you've got any questions about anything to do with university, student life or  anything else feel free to message me on twitter or send me a email.

10 comments

  1. This is a really neat idea! You can 't escape results mania when this time comes around each year, I'm not even a student but it was everywhere!! Complete twitter take over.

    I have a little teapigs giveaway going on if you want to check it out :) xxxx

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/teapigs-matcha-drink-review-and-giveaway.html

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    1. I figured I might as well make the most of my experience and hopefully help new students feel a bit more at ease before starting. :)
      Oooh I love tea pigs, I'll definitely check it out thanks.
      Emma x

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  2. What a great idea - I've been thinking of doing something like this too. After all, we have already had two years of experience aha!

    Vicky xx
    Lots of Love, Me.

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    1. Thanks, I love all your posts so I'd love to read some of your uni advice! :D Who better to give advice than current students! :P
      Emma x

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  3. This is such a great idea! I wish I was just starting out, that first year of uni was so amazing!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks :) I'd love to be a Fresher again, but I also love being comfortable with being at uni, I've got my friends, I know the area and all that. First year was a bit scary!
      Emma x

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  4. Great idea, I'm also going into 3rd year too! Even though I'm at uni, I still love reading these kind of posts :)

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    xx

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    1. I love reading any posts about uni and hearing about other people's experiences. Oooh I'll have a look that sounds interesting :)
      Emma x

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  5. I'll definitely be following your series - I'm doing my own over the weekends of August and September, its really making me relieve the first few weeks of university! x

    http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk

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    1. Glad you like the idea, I'm enjoying your posts so far and can't wait to read more. Yeah I really wanna be a fresher again, good times!
      Emma x

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