5 Rules for Freshers.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

1. Embarrass yourself. That's what you do at home with your friends at home, right? There's a reason why they love you so much. It's funny, you're funny. So lose the inhibitions and act like the crazy person you are. It's honest and (luckily) endearing.

2. Be kind. There's no know-it-all girl from A2 biology or boy who fancies himself from the common room. This is a new start, so drop the defences a little and offer people cookies and a funny anecdote from home. You'll find yourself rolling in friends.

3. Be driven by your ambitions. This is your time. There are so many new opportunities that crop up. Grab them with both hands and throw yourself into new things. The year will melt by, so make sure you have something to be proud of at the end of it to go alongside your 'Drunk Faces/Naked People' album, not that you shouldn't be proud of that too.

4. Keep in touch with your family. Your Mum still cares about what your doing and it was damn hard letting you go, so Skype her every so often and remind her why she let you leave. Make her proud. Remember to drop your sister a text too, she misses you as much as you do her.

5. Remember yourself. Remember that you actually can't cope with drinking 10 nights in a row and it is ok to just kick back with a lemsip and something off your reading list. Remember that you're a kind, funny and intelligent person (you're at uni for God's sake!) and honour that when at University. Don't pretend to be someone you're not, because eventually you might just lose the real you, and nobody wants that.

Enjoy it, freshers.

And a little PS, keep reading Lottie's Little Kitchen. I'll try and help you survive with plenty of money left over for vodka. Promise.

L. xxxxxx


  1. Some good advice there. It's my first day at Uni tomorrow, pretty nervous. I'm three years late in going though, so I feel a bit old!

    Looking forward to it though.

    Rebecca Siân x

  2. I'm glad you liked it!
    I wouldn't worry about it, there was a massive age range on my course and it didn't make any difference at all.
    Have a brilliant time Rebecca :) xx

  3. Loving this Lottie - Great advice!!

    Hope you're well!

    How's the blogging going?

    What modules you on for next year? x

    1. Ah thank you! :)
      Blogging is going very well, loving it.
      Modules for the first term are British Drama, Linguistics and The Good Life. Looking forward to it! :) When do you start your MA? xx


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