'I gained an undefeatable sense of self-confidence': Sonam on living away for uni

22 Jul 2021
By Sonam P., Student at Aston University

My heart is racing, at each beat high fiving my chest. Terrifying but exhilarating.

That’s how it felt moving away for uni and into student accommodation. It was daunting, especially because it was the first time living away from my family and friends - often resulting in a wave of unfamiliarity and feelings of nervousness.

However, any feelings of anxiety were quickly replaced by the excitement of this new adventure and opportunities for personal development; something I may not have discovered had I not moved away.

Here’s why this was the best decision for me, despite, and perhaps because of, its challenges.

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I’m a business management student nearing the end of my studies. Beside loving to write in my spare time, I enjoy traveling and exploring.