Ah, first year. Basically just one big roller-coaster of emotions…

Moving day. This is it – you’re on your own.

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But you’re not sad, because you finally have freedom at last! The world is your oyster!

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Meeting your new flatmates for the first time.

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And very quickly becoming BFFLs.

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Receiving your student loan for the first time and getting far too excited about the prospects of Freshers Week.

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Getting ready for the first night of Freshers Week.

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Losing your new BFFL flatmates during that first night out.

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But realizing it’s actually really easy to make friends with just about anyone.

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Visiting the Freshers Fair and taking ALL of the free things!

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Freshers Flu hits and you feel like this might actually be the end.

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With your emotions running high (probably brought on by your hangover and/or Freshers Flu) you experience your first bout of homesickness.

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Trying to find your way around campus to your first lecture.

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Your very first lecture.

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Your second lecture.

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Every other lecture. Ever.

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Checking your bank account only to discover you’ve blown almost your entire student loan in a very short period of time and realize you need to consider an overdraft.

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But quickly learning that you CAN make a night out happen on £10.

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Thinking your assignments will be a breeze.

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But getting your grades back like:

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Thinking you may as well drop out now, because what’s the point?!

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But soon realizing – you got this.

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Naps becoming absolutely essential. Every day. Maybe twice a day.

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Finding those people you just click with and you guys start making plans for second year.

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Feeling wonderful at the end of the year because, despite all of the ups and downs, you’ve had an amazing time and you have met some truly wonderful people.

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Having to say goodbye to everyone when the time comes to go home for the Summer.


Living back at home after living away at uni.

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The excitement to go back as Summer draws to a close.

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Then suddenly the realization hits. Second-year actually counts.

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