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Any tips for new university students?

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I'm going to start university soon (in about 2 weeks) and I'm really nervous. Orientation day is coming soon and I'm scared that I won't be able to make friends and look alone the whole day...is making friends easy in uni? I'm quite an introvert and I made a promise to myself to be more open and put myself out there in uni. I've read online that joining clubs is helpful...

For the workload, how much should I expect in my first year? What should I bring to my first class? 

 

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Try and jump at all opportunities to socialise (and get shitfaced :imstupid:) as possible during freshers week

 

 

The more people you meet and get acquainted with then, the easier your first year will be

 

 

 

As for work load, it really depends on the uni and the degree really

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You don't have to force friendships but try always to engage in convos, get to know new people and experience things. University is a whole experience in itself, don't let it slide. You have to live University, engage in things inside there and participate in as many activities as it's possible without overworking yourself.

Grades are beautiful yes, and as much as we want a quality education we need to also remind that your mental health is as important. It's okay if you're not doing as well as you think you should've, as long as your getting quality instead of quantity.

All in all University IS tough, but it can also be so much fun. Don't worry too much, but more important take care of your mental health. That's is really the main point to carry on the chaos that will be sometimes.

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Good luck in uni 🤗 Most people are nervous so don't feel alone about that. Try initiating conversations with people sitting next to you during orientation by asking common questions such as their major, where they're from and classes they're taking. It may be hard in the beginning, but those intros will be very repetitive throughout your uni years.

Get outside your comfort zone by going through the interviews for the clubs. It will be worth it since you can meet new people through the events where you can attend.

As for the workload it depends on your major, classes and professors. Try to look up your prof and see if they have good reviews if you're worried about the workload. 

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Join clubs and find A M A Z I N G friends to bunk with in the semesters later on!

 

And oh make sure those friends are good study partners. Bunk but don't flunk!

 
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join clubs

dont let all the courses get piled up till the exams period (who am I kidding)

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Put yourself out there, introduce yourself to people. 

You're not gonna make many friends otherwise because people won't be waiting for you.

Also organize things. Invite people over, ask people to lunch, go out get drunk have fun etc
You're not at home anymore you don't have to worry about asking for permission.

Hope you're getting settled in well :lovestruck:

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If your mental health is at stake at any point at all, ask for help. Good universities will support you through deadline extensions, counselling... and let your professors know! It can be all too easy to fall into that pit where you keep it all inside to pretend to look strong. But you would only be penalising yourself.

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I found myself being more social and less shy in my college years. It helps I think to understand that everyone is trying to do their thing and probably wouldn’t mind a good talk or friend. There’s a lot of small topics to engage in, some of the best conversations I had are when’d I asked for directions or instructions.

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