What University Taught Me

On Friday the 4th of November I officially became a graduate. I left university in June and I’ve been in full time work ever since, so it was both nice and slightly strange to go back to Chester and close the door on student life.

I only went to uni to study psychology because I was interested in the subject, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I have wrote a post about my current job role and how I have (very luckily) fell into a job that I love. I thought it would be nice to reflect on the three long  years I spent at uni, and the life lessons it has taught me.

Being different to others is absolutely ok

Have a different opinion to others? If you didn’t know already, that’s perfectly fine. Uni has taught me that being different to others is ok, and a very normal part of life. I learnt to just do my own thing without the worry of what other people may think, I like going into coffee shops on my own and writing blog posts, if you’re not into that then that’s cool! You meet people from all walks of life in uni, and it’s important to give everyone a chance.

Don’t doubt yourself 

Before university I was the type of person that needed constant reassurance – I never felt good enough. I would go to my dissertation meetings thinking I was on track for a fail and nervous that my supervisor would be disappointed – when I really didn’t need to be! My motto now is “fake it till you make it” I realised that if I keep putting myself down and lacking in confidence then I wouldn’t get anywhere.

Friends are really important

I went to uni having a fab group of best friends from home, and I’ve left still being really good friends with them! I met some people at uni that I really got on well with, but things just didn’t work out. Before then I never realised how upsetting it can be to loose a friend you care about so much, it’s like breaking up from a boyfriend! I’ve learnt to concentrate my efforts on people that care about me, that has made my life much happier and certainly put me in a better place.

If you’ve been to uni what life lessons has the experience taught you?

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11 responses to “What University Taught Me”

  1. Sinéad Saintelle says:

    Congrats on graduating! Uni was the best 3 years of my life thus far and one of the most poignant lessons I left with was definitely to be my own person loud and proud. I'd say it wasn't until uni that I came into my own and found my voice; and at the same time I learnt to accept others like you said!Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  2. Ariadna Morell says:

    I am graduating uni this year and I have mixed emotions – I'm excited but scared and sad too! I guess it's scary that now my future is uncertain and it's probably going to very very different to what I'm used to! xAriadna || RAWR BOWS

  3. Danielle Alexa says:

    Congratulations on graduating, it is such a big moment!Danielle xxhttp://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  4. Lucy Cole says:

    I'm in my second year of Uni now and can definitely say I've learnt (and still are) learning all of these too!Xx LUCY | lucy-cole.co.uk

  5. Rosa Fairfield says:

    Great post, I'm currently at uni for the second time completing my MA, it is definitely teaching me how to handle heavy work loads.http://ohduckydarling.com

  6. Lee says:

    I loved this post, very interesting to read :)Lee | http://www.thatbellemakeup.co.uk

  7. Lucy Alice says:

    I'm hopefully off to uni next year so I'll definitely keep these things in mind!Lucy | Forever September

  8. Carmen Varner says:

    Congratulations! I've been out of university for a few years now. Being a journalism major really helped me put myself out there & interview people. Great post! :]// ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  9. Jasmin Charlotte says:

    Woo congrats on graduation and finding an awesome job! I think it's important to do something you enjoy at uni otherwise it is so hard to be engaged and do well! Jasmin Charlotte

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