‘Alone time is okay’: Kathryn on the pressure to socialise at uni

28 Jan 2022
By Kathryn W., Student at Northumbria University

The media presents university through an extroverted lens of clubbing, nights out, societies, and drinking - the best years of your life - and yet for many, university is not that.

University can be incredibly isolating, and perhaps more so during the pandemic, where restrictions may have had an impact on your ability to get out, meet new people, and make new friends.

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I‘m a first year Film and TV Production student and I love all things cats, comedy and crime drama. You’ll usually find me cradling a mug of tea (and a cat when I’m at home) and binge watching my favourite crime shows on Netflix. I’m a keen volunteer and a member of the Drama and M.A.D (Making a Difference) societies.