HEY IT’S NEARLY MIDNIGHT AND I HAVE 10 AM LECTURE TOMORROW BUT LOL I’M JUST GONNA RAMBLE FOR A BIT AHHH.
So this is like, a mid-Fresher’s week update I guess?? I’ve been at uni for 4 days now, even though it feels way longer than that! This week has been so busy and hectic so far, what with moving in, meeting tonnes of new people, having to cook and do responsible adult things and attending induction lectures, that I’ve barely had time to go to actual Fresher’s events (oops).
I’m actually coping a lot better than I thought I would and honestly I’m so surprised like I’ve been a lot more confident and open to meeting new people. Although not having any good friends here yet is a bit difficult and I do kind of miss having people who know me well, it’s actually been a lot easier than I thought to start up conversations with people. I absolutely love living on a campus as it means there’s always people around you who are in the same boat and it feels like a real community. I’ve been meeting people from my courses (I’m doing a joint honours degree) this week which has been great – I was in a few group chats for my subjects anyway so I’ve just been asking if anyone wants to meet up which has honestly been one of the best decisions ever as it’s so comforting to have people to turn up to lectures with (so we can all get lost together haha).
I’m getting on well with my flatmates as well which I’m so relieved about. I thought it’d be a bit awkward as I’m not really a partying person, contrary to the student stereotype, but it’s worked out quite well as my flatmates don’t like going out all the time either and don’t drink loads. They’re all very different from me and at first I felt like the odd one out but now we’ve gotten to know each other a bit better it’s getting easier. I also like that my flatmates like spending time by themselves too, as I was a bit worried if I wasn’t constantly in the kitchen and hanging out with them I’d miss out, but we all value our alone time to recharge which is nice.
I’ve had so many induction lectures which has been kind of exhausting – although I had three politics lectures today and hung around with the same group all day so now at least I’ll have a few familiar faces to chat to when lectures start properly! I also met someone who comes from my home town (ish) which was really comforting as we could relate to each other – pretty much everyone else I’ve met here is from London or an international student.
I know I haven’t been here long so the homesickness will probably hit me at some point, but for now I just wanted to check in and write out how I’m feeling. Sorry it’s been quite a short update – I really should get some sleep as I’ve got a busy day tomorrow with more politics lectures and meeting my tutors. If you’ve recently moved out to uni, I hope everything is going okay. I’d love to chat to you in the comments and hear how you’re getting on!!
Bye for now 🙂