‘I often felt like a failure’: Sharna on growing up at uni

08 Sep 2021
By Sharna Y, Student at De Montfort University

I was nineteen when I first started university. Going from teenager to young adult, I didn’t have a clue what to expect. For a long time I was worried that I was doing everything wrong.

I had gone from living at home with my family and having their constant guidance to suddenly having to do it on my own. And rather than being by my side, my mum was down the phone, miles away.

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