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Advice from a former uni student.

By birleyjamie 06 Jul 2017

  • Explore the city you’re in and find out as much as you can about it – take advantage of living somewhere new.
  • There’s no such thing as taking too many pictures – don’t look back in years to come and wish you had a picture with your best friend at the time.

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  • Keep in touch with your parents and your friends from home – you don’t need to talk to them every day but if they text you, don’t pretend you haven’t seen it and leave it a week to reply. Don’t take them for granted.
  • Be yourself – a great tip for life in general but it’s your first time away from home, you’re free to be you.
  • Go out and make new friends – you can literally never have too many friends and who knows, you could meet your brand new best mate.

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  • Take time for yourself – have a day off every now and then to pamper yourself.
  • Go to concerts – whether seeing your favourite artist or someone you’ve never heard of, let music wash over you. Support up and coming artists.
  • Change your bedding – sounds simple but fresh sheets do wonders for your day.

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  • Try doing something you never thought you’d do – it doesn’t have to be massive or scary, you could volunteer somewhere or you could just try that food you’ve always wondered about.
  • Start with a ‘yes’ – if you’ve ever done drama or improvisation, you’ll know that the first rule is to agree. Try it with life. You only regret the things you don’t do.

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  • Actively learn about the cultures in your city – learning about people’s beliefs and lives is always fascinating and you could end up adopting some of their practices into your own life.
  • Enjoy your youth – as much as you may think you may be, you’re not invincible for much longer!
  • Get a part time job – it looks great for future employers after university, provides you with some extra money, possibly extra contacts and also gets you into a routine.

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  • Stress less – easier said than done, but most of you will only go to university once, don’t waste your time worrying about things you don’t need to worry about.
  • Explore by yourself – eat alone at a restaurant, go to the cinema by yourself, make a journey by yourself. It’s a great way of achieving your independence.
  • Do your work – don’t leave your assignments till the last minute. You’ll only kick yourself later on.

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  • Find a new hobby – take something up new that you want to do! Sites like meetup.com are fantastic for finding out events around your city and finding friends with similar interests to you.
  • Follow your heart - don't let peer pressure sway you on any issues.
  • Make your own happiness – don’t rely on anyone else to make you happy.

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For more advice from a current student check this post by one of our RAs.

birleyjamie

birleyjamie is just your local ginger MMU blogger™. Often writing about music, giving out advice and LGBT issues.
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