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10 things you'll realise during your first year at university

I am suddenly at the end of my first year at University - where have the past 8 months gone!? Once you move in halls and start living the 'uni life,' there are a few things you'll realise. I've compiled a list of the 10 things I have discovered since moving to Southampton. Hope you enjoy!

1) Freshers flu is the worst. Especially when all of your course mates and flatmates have it too- there's no escape. It will also take you a good month or so to finally feel better.

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2) Use by dates don't really matter as much. Does it smell ok? Does it look ok? If yes, then go for it.

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3) You can function on hardly any sleep. Who needs to sleep at night anyway? That's what number 4 is for.

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4) NAPS ARE THE BEST. They will become your best friend. Feeling tired? Nap. Got work to do? Nap. Simple.

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 5) You will miss your family more than you think. Especially when you're unwell, stressed, or when you're hungry and poor.

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6) Washing clothes takes forever, and isn't exactly cheap. Going back and forth from the laundry room is effort too. There's also the fear that your clothes will get nicked or that someone will say "are those your underwear on the floor?" after you've dropped them en route.

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7) Receiving the parcel list is the happiest part of your day. An ASOS parcel can always make your day 1000x better.

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8) Freshers fair will set you up with some pretty cool stuff. For example; a years supply of pens, a rape alarm, and the occasional stress ball (because what uni student doesn't need one of those?!)

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9) You're no Nigella Lawson or Gordon Ramsay - but that's ok. As long as you can cook pasta then you're sorted. It's also ok to burn toast and set the fire alarm off, you're not alone. (But don't admit it was you when everyone from your halls is standing outside in the freezing cold.)

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10) Your flatmates will become your family. You can go to them when you're sad, bored, or can't
sleep and they're always there for you.  

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Is there anything you'd like to add to the list? Comment below!

Bye for now!

Lauren xx


  1. Ah these are so true! I love the gifs!

    Serena /

  2. Haha these are great. The one about the food is so true, if it looks okay then might as well save money and just eat it lol


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