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17 Feelings You’ll Have Starting University

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Chloe Lane

Updated Apr 26, 2021



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 Starting university can be a truly daunting experience and emotions are often high. You’re having the time of your life, but also probably moving away from home for the first time, so will probably experience a lot of different feelings.

Here are 17 feelings you might have in your first couple of weeks at university!

1. You’ll be absolutely terrified the night before you go.


Will I make friends? Will I like my course? What if I hate my flatmates? What if they hate me?! So many questions, so few answers.

2. But the fear will be mixed with excitement.


How can you possibly feel both at the same time?

3. Saying goodbye will make you feel very nostalgic.

I’m sorry, not all of you can come with me. That includes you too, family members.

4. In the car on the way to your new university you’ll wonder if you’ve made the right decision.


TURN THIS CAR AROUND RIGHT NOW –  I want to go back to primary school.

5. As soon as you arrive, you’ll start feeling slightly nervous, because even though you’ve been talking on the flat group chat for a while before you got here, you still want to make a good first impression when you meet.


Oops, probably shouldn’t have said that…

6. But when you meet your new flatmates, you’ll feel relieved that they’re just normal people (well, relatively normal…)


What even is normal anyway?

7. You begin unpacking all your stuff in your new room and start feeling a bit homesick even though your family has only just left.


There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.

8. But then you go out with your new flatmates and start to feel happy again.


Uni is the absolute best!

9. If you have any sort of accent you will feel annoyed at your new friends for making fun of it at every opportunity.

Don’t worry though. This will only go on for, say, the rest of your life.

10. You’ll start freshers’ week feeling energized and ready to take on whatever.

SO ready for this!

11. Although you quickly start to feel very confused trying to remember all the names of the many people you’ve just met, especially on nights out.


You nearly scream when they come up to you in the day. Stranger danger.

12. Even though you’re having a great time, midway through freshers’ week you’re starting to feel quite tired.


Eh. Who needs sleep anyway? Freshers’ week must go on!

13. By the end of freshers’ week you will feel drained both physically and emotionally.


Totally worth it though.

14. Freshers’ flu is real and it will come for you.  When this happens, you will feel very ill and sorry for yourself.

This is not really how you envisioned your death happening tbh.

15. You feel a sense of comradery when joining the freshers’ coughing and sneezing choir in your lectures.

Feeling so in sync with the other freshers rn.

16. Then you get into full on productive mode when you start to feel better.


This will last for approximately one day, so make the most of it.

17. Starting uni was nothing like you thought it would be, and you’ll feel really silly for ever being so worried about it.



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