Its official my first year of university is FINISHED! Its so crazy how fast it has gone. I’ve made some amazing friends,created some unforgettable memories and had one too many drinks on nights out… I am going to write the experiences of a fresher and how the year has gone. Enjoy!
The start. I was so so nervous living with 6 random strangers! Was I going to like them? were they going to like me? what if we argued all the time? what if i was stuck with “lads” who kept me up 24/7 or bitchy girls who made me want to stay in my room? Luckily they were all so lovely. As a flat we’ve spent many nights playing games in our kitchen,watching films,going bowling,eating together and spending the majority of our time laughing.
I was so excited for freshers week and let me tell you something it 100% lived up to everything I had heard. 2 weeks full of themed nights out and cheap drinks it was the perfect way to start making friends! Some of my best memories this year have come from freshers. After most nights a massive group of us would stumble down to the beach as we didnt want the nights to end. If you’re heading to uni this september you need to go to at least one freshers event, trust me it will be worth it.
(Our transportation to the beach!)
Halloween,Bonfire Night & Christmas
So these three months went in a blur, they were definitely my favourite times because everything was themed. Lets start with Halloween. The first thing you need to know about this time of year is that university students definitely know how to go all out. A massive group of us dressed up, had a party and then went to an amazing event. It was good to see how much effort everyone put into it. Me and my flatmate went as the iconic duo Mickey & Minnie Mouse (Zombiefied of course).
Bonfire night resulted in a small group of us going down to the beach for a bonfire,sparklers,wine and watching the fireworks over the sea. Although it was VERY cold it was a really cute evening which will be hard to beat this year.
CHRISTMAS. My ultimate favourite time of year(also my birthday month!) It was my first year not waking up at home which I was quite upset about and I was leaving my teen years and turning 20. My flat made sure this birthday was extra special decorating the hallway in pink balloons, banners on my door, a Princess themed card with a hedgehog present. Then all of my friends come round for pre drinking before we headed out. I wore a glittery dress, a tiara on my head and danced under a confetti canon whilst they sang happy birthday to me. Then we headed out and I danced the night away. After my birthday the countdown to christmas was on! My flat had an early christmas dinner with music,wine,food and games after. We also done secret santa and it was like an early christmas with a second family. I also attended my first masquerade ball! live band,casino corner and drinks flowing? perfect night.
Entering 2017 & St. Patricks Day
I couldn’t wait to come back after spending christmas seeing my friends and family back home. I was ready to return for the second half of the year. A few of my friends had birthdays in January so obviously we went out and celebrated in style. The weekend of St.Patricks day is something I will remember for a very very long time. It was my friends birthday the day after so we done a pub crawl, entering her birthday with her all wearing Guinness hats having the whole of wetherspoons sing to her. It was 100% an unforgetable night. Then the next day on her actual birthday we hosted a fancy dress party, theme? Film/Tv characters! Everyone made the effort and went full out with dressing up. My flatmate and I took on another iconic duo of Spongebob & Patrick. Perfect fancy dress party.
Start of Summer
I go to uni by a beach of course me and my friends have constantly been down by the sea having BBQ’s and Bonfires in the evenings. Watching sunsets, drinking wine,endless laughs and day trips to other beaches exploring. It’s a perfect start to summer.
Obviously I’ve met loads of amazing people both male and female, I have a pretty good group of friends but this year would not of been half of what it was if it wasn’t for my 5 girls. One being my flatmate and the others girls I’ve met on my course we have all shared so many fun nights together. Girly nights in watching DVDs eating chocolate,game nights,beach trips,nights out or just hanging out its been so much fun. I’m so lucky to have met a solid group of friends who have helped each other out massively with boy drama, uni stress and family troubles. We’ve been there for eachother this year and I cannot wait to create more memories with these girls for the next 2 years.
Goodbye first year
Obviously it hasn’t just been going out 24/7 but the univeristy work itself I have enjoyed (although maybe not being hungover in some lectures!). I have my summer ball coming up within the next week which is more like a festival where everyone dresses up in fancy dress. I cannot wait to celebrate with all my friends finishing our first year together. I’ve given an overall summary of my first year but trust me I have SO many stories that I plan on sharing! Bring on second year.