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Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

Expectations v Reality: Starting Uni

We put together a list of a few expectations and realities to ensure that you’re a little bit more prepared when starting uni.

Expectation:

You’ll sign up to every society, attend all their events and be the most social student on campus.

Reality:

You’ll sign up to a few societies, and promptly forget about most of them until you get an email in November, thanking you for a good year.

 

Expectation:

Scheduling your classes at 9am will be a really good idea because you’ll have the rest of the day free to do other things.

Reality:

9am classes leave you so tired that all you want to do for the rest of the day is nap.

 

Expectation:

You’ll make really detailed and organised notes every lecture using that brand-new laptop you splurged on.

Reality:

You’ll probably end up watching hours of lectures on double-speed during Stuvac and wishing you hadn’t chosen Facebook over listening to your lecturer.

 

Expectation:

HSC is over and the pressure of Year 12 is gone forever. You’re free to do whatever you please, so long as you get your assessments done on time.

Reality:

While the pressure probably isn’t as intense as Year 12, everything still counts. Your energy-drink-fuelled all-nighters may be here to stay for a little while longer.

 

Expectation:

The first two people you meet will be your best friends for the rest of university and you’ll live out the university brochure dream together.

Reality:

You might become really great mates with the people you meet in O-Week.
Or you might awkwardly smile at them across the Quad when you see them after six weeks of wondering whether they fell off the face of the earth.

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About Georgia Griffiths

Georgia Griffiths
Georgia is a third year Journalism/Law student. She enjoys memes, music and naps, and is currently looking for a way to combine these passions.

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  1. This is such a true depiction of the real life at university