5 Things They Don't Tell You About Uni

Growing up I always had an idea about what it would be like when I'm old enough to go to college. These ideas were formed by movies, stories, tv shows etc. When you're in secondary school, you're given a million tips on college and told how college will be but there are some things they left out...

1. University isn't all it's cracked up to be.
The phrase ' College days are the best days of your life' come to mind. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE college and I'm the happiest I've ever been here but sometimes college just sucks. On those days when you're stuck in the library, doing 8 assignments that really will be of no benefit to you in everyday life or have nothing to do with your future career and you've no choice but do it, you just have to wonder are these REALLY the best days ? I sure hope not !

2. You ACTUALLY won't be spoon fed.
I don't mean this literally of course. College is very different to secondary school and now that I'm in college I see how easy we used to have it. In college if you don't understand something it's your job to make sure you find out how to do it. Lecturers usually don't care if you've got 10 assignments due on the same week, you just have to get on with it.

3. You might just live with IDIOTS.
I could write so many posts about housemates. Just beware when you're going to college that not everyone you meet or live with will be nice people, you might not get on with them and you might not like them. That's ok you don't have to like everyone and not everyone has to like you. There are so many types of people in the world and you might be unfortunate enough to be placed living with IDIOTS.

4. You will never have money.
Everyone is used to students being poor but I never realized how little I'd actually have and how much things actually cost. Between rent, fees, food, bills and trying to have a social life there is just no money left at the end of the week. Just accept it now, for the next few years, you will have no money !

5. You WILL gain weight.
All of those late night pizzas, pot noodles and alcohol really do catch up on you. I was very surprised with my weight gain when I came to college because I thought I was eating ok and sure don't I have to walk in and out to college. But when my jeans started tighten I knew I needed to make some changes. The only way to avoid this is to try your very best to eat healthily and exercise regularly.

What were you never told about uni ?

Erin X

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  1. I agree so much with all of these! Although I ended up not paying my rent for a few months (big mistake) so I did have lots of money - that technically wasn't mine lol! And one of my flatmates stole my cooking pots when he moved out! He was a horrid person anyway :/

    John | Shout John

    1. Oh wow lucky you !! Wish that happened to me haha !! Oh no that's awful :-(


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