Starting university is one of those monumental events in life that gives you all of the feels. It’s scary, exciting, nerve wracking and totally exhilarating all at the same time. You go from being a big fish in a little pond who knows the first and last name of pretty much every catch in the creek (aka a senior in high school), to being a little fish in a big pond that’s full of sorts you’ve never even seen before. How do you even deal? First of all, yay – you’ve officially outgrown the little pool and made the brave jump into the big pool where you’re about to be learn all of the things. Don’t worry, you’ve totally got this, and we’re with you every step of the way, because we’ve compiled your o-week survival guide…
Be open to new people
As sad as it to be separated from your school #squad, the incredible thing about uni is you get to make a whole host of new friends that you’ll have more in common than you’ll know what to do with. When you’re studying the same course, it’s a no brainer that you’re going to hit it off. You’ll probably find you have so much to talk about, your post class coffee will turn into lunch and before you know it you’ll be on each others speed dial. Make sure you smile and make an effort to talk to people in O-Week so you have someone to sit with when your classes officially kick off.
Dress the part
Schleppng those heavy text books around campus all day is tough… so the main thing you want to look for in an outfit is comfort. Lucky for you my friend, activewear is totally trending (don’t believe us? Check out the #inmyactivewear hashtag). Once you get a good set of basic pieces together, you can mix and match until your hearts content and you’ll be so set for the rest of the semester. Every girl needs a good pair of black tights, a comfy sports bra and a basic white tee that you can up style with cool sneakers and accessories. Here are some of our top picks.
Stay Cool 7/8 Tight. SHOP HERE.
Ain’t Lorna Tee. SHOP HERE.
Pammy Bra. SHOP HERE.
All Day Gym Bag. SHOP HERE.
Say yes to activities
If you’ve always wanted to beef up your hobbies and extra curricula activities list (now is the the time to do it FYI… it looks GREAT on a resume), uni is the perfect time to do so. Between sporting teams, uni games and the various mix student groups and committees on offer, it’s the perfect time to put yourself out there and try something new. Enjoy the last few years before you commit to full time work by filling your days with as much as you can.
Above all else, remember to have fun! Uni is one of life’s best experiences and you have the opportunity to create SO many memories. Make the most of every single day.