Perhaps you have already secured your place at your chosen university or other academic institution, or else you have not yet started applying and are looking into the benefits of choosing a degree.
Whatever your motivation, you have come to the right place because here, for your information and of course reading pleasure, are five of the invaluable life lessons you will learn at university.
1. You Never Appreciated Your Parents Doing Your Washing
The little things that you will probably have never even given a second thought to when you were still living at home will now become your responsibility and thus vastly more significant.
Not only will you be responsible for doing your washing, unless you are still planning on living at home or else living close enough to bring your washing back every week, but you will also quickly need to learn how to cook. Even if that meal is pasta. Seven days a week.
2. Budgeting is Important
If you have been lucky enough to be awarded some kind of sponsorship or another university-related bursary, you will feel, certainly initially, as though you have all the money in the world to burn.
However, after the first few months of your studies, especially if you have chosen to live on campus, you will find that your money quickly dries up and you will have to start budgeting.
3. Personal University Pride is Real
Just as people get exceedingly passionate about supporting their chosen sports team or following their favorite musician or band across the country, university pride is an extremely important part of university life.
With that being said, it is important to think carefully when applying and what is more, check that the university which you are becoming increasingly interested in has the best courses and will accept your grades. Use this CampusReel acceptance calculator to find out if your chosen university meets your requirements and vice-versa.
4. Netflix is Life
Although it is not usually becoming to center on the focus of one streaming service over another, when it comes to university life, Netflix really is the center of your home entertainment.
For just one reasonable payment a month, not only will be Netflix be basically the only thing you will be watching but also the one service which everyone will be talking about, so if you’re not aware of the latest series, you’re going to be stuck for small talk between lectures.
5. That There is Still So Much You Don’t Know
Even though moving to university will be the biggest step into adulthood and probably somewhat of a culture shock, you will quickly learn, perhaps even in the first week or so, that there is still so, so much that you don’t know.
Both in a professional sense, in terms of your chosen subject and terms of practical, life knowledge, every day at university will be that proverbial school day, both in the metaphorical and the literal sense of the phrase.