Things you only learn at university

Connections. Meet as many people as you can because knowing someone that might benefit and help achieve your future career prospects will be useful.

Your mum is your best friend. I don’t think you’ll appreciate how much your mum does for you until you move away to university. But, you can and will manage on your own.

Cooking will be considered a chore for many of you. Especially the cleaning up afterwards. I’m sure you’ll be of the opinion that you can’t be bothered to clean all the dishes that you use to make that one masterpiece – so you’ll settle for a takeaway.

Or… you’ll learn that one cracker of a dish that you cook all the time.

Money doesn’t grow on trees. At some point, you will need to get a job to pay your dues.

Your body can somehow function, even if your sleeping pattern is messed up or you have had two hours sleep.

You’ll find that you will introduce a nap system to your daily routine.

You’re really a big child at heart. You think…yeah I’m going to go to university and become mature but in actual fact – you’re just as –  or if not more immature than you were before you went.

It is ok to make the wrong decision from time to time. Where else do you propose that you’ll make mistakes and not learn from them?

You are different and you should accept that. Why would you want to be anyone else?

Things that happened in secondary school and sixth form are not really taken into account when you go to university.

You’ll learn to create a fancy dress outfit from nothing.

Laundry is a pain, especially when you have to wash whites.

Changing a bed if effort but you’ll learn to live with it.

Emptying the bin is also a lot of effort but it’s got to be done.

You have an opinion that matters. Don’t let anyone influence your opinions.

Time is money.

Time is of the essence.

You’ll learn how to look after yourself if you’re ill.

University is the perfect time to reinvent yourself.

You’ll learn some pointless knowledge.

Organisation is key.

Life sometimes doesn’t go your way but you must pick yourself up and keep fighting for what you believe in.

University will be the best time of your life.




2 Comments Add yours

  1. patrickkeyone says:

    Pretty good post. Thanks a lot for such a helpful info. I remember that time. First, you write an application
    , then you try to find a job, such a carefree time.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I appreciate you reading it


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