Why First Year Uni is the Best!

There’s a lot to be said for first year at uni…from meeting new friends, embracing your freedom, to partying every night, this is a time in your life where you get to experience a lot of things for the first time.

Here are just a few reasons why we think first year at university is one of the best times of your LIFE!


University life is being thrown into the deep end for some. You can do whatever you want whenever you want…stay out all night? Check, only drink Ribena instead of water? Check.

For those of you who have never cooked before, washed your clothes or even your dishes, there’s a learning curve that will ultimately make you a better and more rounded person.

So embrace your newfound freedom, enjoy yourself and embrace the challenge.


University is a giant pot of diversity, different backgrounds and different stories. You’re going to meet some amazing people, some not so friendly people and some best friends for life. The best advice is to remember everyone there is in the same boat as you and the best approach is to meet everyone with an open mind and a smile.


Whether house parties or nights out, the fun is limitless at university. We aren’t saying go out every night but make sure you’re open to having fun and not always being a negative Nancy.


If you have the opportunity to spend first year in halls then we suggest you take it!

They’re a great place to meet tonnes of new people, so don’t just restrict yourself to your new flatmates. Your flatmates will become your friendship group and be the ones who will look out for you and have the best times with you.


Ok we said it; there is some work at university.

But hey there’s good news…we’re assuming you’ve picked a course you like and for the majority of courses the first year is a basic introduction and you’ll usually have a lot more ‘you time’ than time spent with your head in books. Of course put the work and strike the balance between work and fun!


From student unions to crappy student nights at clubs, make sure you get out there, experience it all and enjoy yourself.

The first year at uni has a great collective atmosphere of ‘hey we’re all in this together, lets make the most of it!’

Everyone wants to enjoy themselves and you’ll undoubtedly have some great times.

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