It’s September and the start of a new academic year. New year means new students! Fresh, optimistic, nervous, new students from all corners of the globe all depending on university for the first time. Or at least that’s what I’m told, I spend September hiding under my desk until the happy noises stop.
If you are one of these happy noise producing students then your first time at University can be a bit daunting. And as a seasoned, experience, bitter academic I feel like it’s my duty to help new undergraduates with some advice for their first exposure to academia. So here are my 9 things that are worth remembering during your first few weeks of university.