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AHHH I AM FINISHING MY UNIVERSITY DEGREE WITH A 2:1! ( just needed to add that into this post before starting – I am one happy girl! 🙂 )
I finished university at the end of April and I honestly couldn’t be happier that I have finished. I was studying Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent. Towards the end of my degree, it didn’t really seem like fun anymore it was more about just putting in the work, this came with a lot of stress.
So, what has university taught me?
In life, I am not going to like/get on with everyone. Also people might feel the same way about me. These types of people I just tried to distance myself from, because that is what I think is best to do. It is so hard because you are forced to be surrounded by so many different types of people, and you just have to deal with it.
It is ok to be different from everyone else. At university, you find yourself, become an adult and learn a lot of new things about yourself. If you are really loud and quirky then that is ok and if you are really quiet and don’t talk then that is also ok. You shouldn’t be afraid to be you, because you are surrounded by people who might be different to you. You shouldn’t feel forced to do something that you don’t want to do, just be you. For example, I travelled to my uni every single day and no one really understood that as most people lived at uni.
University has taught me that I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE BLOODY CRAPPY POINTLESS GROUP WORK! I never want to work in a group again in my whole entire life, I am becoming self-employed and am going to hibernate away from the other individuals in this world.
If I don’t want to do something, then I don’t have to. You are paying 9 THOUSAND A YEAR to study at university, therefore, if you don’t want to attend a lecture or seminar then you don’t have to. Yes, you will be responsible for the consequences (if there is any), but, if you aren’t feeling up to it then don’t go. I always made sure that I didn’t pressure myself to go, especially because university really triggered my anxiety, this made it easier for me.
3 years is a long time. This means that you will change over the time. I think I fell out of love with my course, also gaining a new love for blogging and doing youtube. when I first went to uni I felt really drama ready, and so prepared for the course and now that I have finished I couldn’t be happier. It is ok to find something new that you love, or even fall out of love with your course because you are still learning and growing as a person. I absolutely hated some of the modules on my course, as most of them were pointless, but three years is such a long time to study one subject!
University has taught me that some friendships are (as bad as it sounds) there to pass the time. I know full well I am honestly leaving uni with having made only a couple of really good friends, even though I would love to be friends with everybody, (being realistic here) that probably won’t happen. Those people were there for me at that time in my life, which isn’t a bad thing.
University definitely isn’t like what people think it is like. My experience was obviously different to other people’s because I didn’t live on campus. But if you think about the overall stereotype about university, literally 90% of it isn’t true. When I first started university I thought that you made lots of new friends from lots of different subjects, you went out and got drunk all the time and had the best time of your life. But literally, people only go out like once a month and then they end up spending all of their money. You don’t really make friends with people from lots of different subjects, unless you are apart of a society. Lastly, it is one of the most stressful things I have ever done in my life and made my anxiety soooo made.
Have you been to university, if so, what have you learnt?
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