Coming to University has already been a really rewarding and special experience. I spent two years of my life fighting my way through tough A Levels to achieve the best possible grades that I could. What once was a dream is now a reality as I now sit in my halls accommodation. Uni is already so rewarding and I’m so so glad I’ve got onto my dream course and I’m now doing something I love everyday!
Make the most of fresher’s week
Fresher’s week was probably the craziest week of my life. Out every night till 5am and sleeping till 1pm was the norm. Fresher’s week is full of exciting opportunities like fresher’s fair and being able to make new friends. A personal highlight of the week was getting free baked beans and dominos from the Christian union (I’m not religious). I would urge everyone to go to the fresher’s fair in order to sign up for new societies and clubs. I think I signed up to about 18!
2. Have a hangover cure
It’s all fun and games till you wake up with a pounding head and a churning stomach. The reason why I haven’t been sick in any of my 9am lecture yet is due to my hungover cure kit, CureMe. This handy little kit comes with a range of hangover cures from a vitamin patch to a herbal tea, my personal favourite being the Huma plus which is basically adult baby food. They are currently funding on indiegogo so make sure you go check them out!
Link to CureMe on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cureme-box–4#/
Link to CureMe fb page (Give them a cheeky like!): https://www.facebook.com/curemebox/
(Photo credits to @gillarphotography)
3. Be prepared for lectures
As much as uni looks like a drunken mess, we do actually have to work. As much as a 9am sucks, you have to be prepared as you don’t want to be picked on and not know the answer! Pre-reading for lectures is key and I would advise you to make notes when you read through something as it will come in handy in the lecture.
Because I’m doing a business and retail management course, I want to look the part so I do make an effort with my outfit. This is a common example of an outfit I would wear, obviously slightly eye-catching but also formal and practical. I love a good statement bag so I styled it with this gorgeous tan bucket bag from Bessie London. It’s the perfect size to put your pencil case and diary in as well as creating a statement!
Leather jacket £25 Bershka, Black top £3 primark, Skirt £12.99 Zara, Bag £35 Bessie London
4. Look after yourself
Uni life can often be tough at first. One minute you’re having breakfast in bed everyday and suddenly now YOU have to do the grocery shop! Don’t go into meltdown! Just plan your time accordingly. Make sure throughout your week you make time to wash up your dishes, clean your room, do the laundry and go on a weekly food shop! Also plan your money wisely, I would advise working out how much you can spend weekly and then tightly stick to that. Top tip: If you are involved in many societies and feel overwhelmed, take time to sit down and make a weekly timetable so you know exactly what you’re doing each day.
5. Take time to relax
Once in a while just take the time to chill. Your body needs some rest from constant partying and working (My personal chill sess involves Netflix and a can of pringles!). Take time to call your parents and your friends to find out their updates and to tell them about yours. My fav fashion items to slouch around in are cute hot pants like this pink babies from Slay Girl fashion. They are super comfy and are such a lovely soft velvet! But sometimes, all we really need is a nap!
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Hope you enjoyed this slightly different style of blog! Let me know what you thought!
Thanks to my fab new photographer @jonohmygosh! He’s also at uni with me and it’s great to try a new style of photography!
Love you all,