3 Things I Learnt In
My First Year At University

Photo credit to owner, photograph of my university & edited by me.

University, 'the best few years of your life', filled with both fun and panic equally. There are some great things about going to university, and also some real life lessons to be learnt, so I thought I'd gather up three things I've learnt in my first year at university alone. I feel like these are just general things, not specific to university or even my course - you can apply this to your work life, personal life or even school life earlier on! So here we go...

1. Working through the stress!

One of the biggest things I learnt throughout my first year of university was to work through the stress! There are so many factors that can affect you through university between money, deadlines and whether or not you're going to be eating or sleeping anytime soon, but when those deadlines are looming, you learn to work through it. I also think you'll learn to achieve a lot more than you used to by doing this, too.

2. Try again...

Now this can apply to so many things, and I think it becomes more important the older you get, (yeah I sound like an old lady, I get it...) but life can be hard sometimes, so a tip I always try to follow is to simply 'try again'. Whether it's giving someone you didn't get a great first impression on another chance, getting a low grade or lots of corrections on your work or even just that someone bumped into on the street and their rudeness put you in a bad mood. Breathe, drink some water or buy a nice hot chocolate and start again - almost like you're pressing the refresh button on yourself.

3. It's a positive thing if you're still learning!

Getting feedback at university has been one of the hardest things for me to cope with in the actual university building itself. I am super sensitive and take actual offence when people comment negative things about my work, (I'm studying graphic design) and most of the time I just need to sit back and realise that I'm here specifically to learn and find out my weakness' to get better. If you've been lucky enough to get a place on the course, you're already pretty good, and whether you're a new student or a master in your subject, there will always be room to improve. At the end of the day, learning and improving is what makes what you do interesting! Sometimes it feels like your hardest efforts just aren't good enough, but if you push yourself harder every single day, I promise that they will be!

So, that's it for the 3 main things I've learnt in my first year. I'm sure I have a lot left to learn in my remaining few years here, and I would love to hear what you've learnt in your own time at university, college or work - or even in general stressful situations really! Comment below or let me know through Twitter your own 'life tips'!

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  1. Such great advice! I never really experienced university so I love reading posts like this :D love your blog! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    1. Aw thank you! Glad you enjoyed reading it :) I love yours too! ♡


  2. Uni taught me so much about being able to take criticism. In fact, I need to go back to that environment now. It makes you take yourself less seriously. Enjoy your remaining years - they go so fast!

    Lisa | www.farawaylisamae.com


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