I remember when I first arrived here and I felt very alien – it didn’t help that I was an older student, walking around with a zimmerframe at the ripe old age of 26. . The good thing is, no one cares. The bad thing is, no one cares.
Sometimes this place is overwhelming. It can be a lonely existence, where you go through the motions, in and out of lecture theatres and eating lunch alone. In my opinion it’s nothing like any other social construct we’re fed throughout life.
Uni really is a place where you need to step out a little and do something different.
It really helped me joining a society in my first week in campus. To be honest, there were only a few people I felt were normal in my club but hey, I was out of my comfort zone and meeting new people. This might seem basic, but make sure you attend tutorials too – it’s a chance to get to a different level with other people.
At the end of it all, we’re all here for a similar reason; higher level learning and an outcome that betters our life. That’s a good enough reason to make a connection with someone!