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#socialbloggers 36 – College Life

Noor hosted this weeks #socialbloggers chat and we all shared our experiences of university. When I say we, I actually me you. Or they. I…



Noor hosted this weeks #socialbloggers chat and we all shared our experiences of university.

When I say we, I actually me you. Or they.

I was trapped in a small town in South Yorkshire that is probably the only place in the country where you can’t connect to the internet through you mobile. Sad times.

My University Life

In 2005, I put all my belongings in my 1998 white Vauxhall Corsa, named Snoil, and drove down to Bradford University to start my new life.

I had to go on my own as my parents were on holiday. I moved in a day before most other people but still managed to make friends.

My first weekend of university was about 500% better than I had expected. I made friends with some people in the flat below me and we spent the next year eating together, going out together and just being great friends.

In the years after, some moved in with other friends but we often went out together still. I lived with some right up until after university. I live with two of them now.

I studied French and Philosophy, I spent a year in France and I never looked back. Or went back to my home town.

The freedom university gave me, the lessons and friends, it was the best thing that ever happened to me.

People often wonder why I bothered going to uni when the find out that my job has nothing to do with my degree. I didn’t need my degree to get my job. But without going to get my degree, I would not have met the people I had met, I would not have gained the experiences that will last me a lifetime and I probably would not have ever grown a pair and moved out of my home town.

collage lifeThe best thing about being a student is that you can act like a MASSIVE dick and get away with it. You can steal road signs, you can stay up all night and play guitar hero, you can draw dicks on peoples faces and you can eat cold pizza for breakfast to cure your hangovers.

I mean, I still do a lot of those things now, but now I get judged for it.

If anyone of you are scared about going to university or collage, or doubting your decision, then ask yourself if you want to learn new experiences, meet new friends, learn how to budget, live in a new place and make a better life for yourself.

For me, university was a lot more than just getting a degree. It was about getting a life I’m happy with.

The piss ups weren’t bad, either.

Q1: how is/was your college life? Tell us in a nutshell


Q2: is there any subject you’ve always hated?

Q3 What could be the biggest lesson your school/college/uni life taught you?


Q4: what’s your oh-so-college (or school/uni) bag essentials? *go go take a photo*



  1. So true! University life is great, even though you might scrimp you make the most of everything! Xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

  2. I went to Uni back when I was living in the Philippines and I must say, it was definitely one of the best days of my life. I met so much people, visited places with them and got extremely hammered. Now that I’m in America and need to keep a full time job, I do school work through an online program that one of the universities out here have to offer. If it were up to me though, I would definitely go back to Uni just to relive the good times.

  3. My college years were such a special time and I met my best friends at university. This post brings back a lot of great memories!

  4. It’s inspiring to see that you enjoyed uni so much! I’m quite afraid to go as i suffer with anxiety! I’m considering doing a gap year or doing an art foundation course before hand!

    Serena xx

  5. As usual a great chat, university was something that I was apprehensive about but ended up being the best years of my life. I had so much school my worst subject was definitely maths so agree with lots of the comments made. Friends at university are life long friends now and my advice to anyone going is enjoy and make the most of it Lucyx

  6. I did my degree externally so never had the “college” life on campus. But it’s so different in Australia, no one really lives there and everyone comes and goes. I’d love to have experienced living on campus even just for a term!

  7. As you already know, I’m in my second month of college so it was a lot of fun to read this! I love it here with my new friends and crazy experiences that I would have never had back home. The freedom here is just so nice and the opportunities to come makes me so excited for my future! Great read!

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