Staying authentic in a world that wants you to be mainstream

12 Aug 2021
By Hazel M., Freelance writer, journalist and total bookworm at Unite Students

Starting university is a chance to find out who you are; but it’s not always as easy as you think it is. From peer pressure to family expectations, being your authentic self can take a backseat. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen…

Do you struggle to tell when someone is being ‘authentic’? Often, we can be left with a bad taste in our mouth when we meet someone who isn’t being real or is trying too hard.

But in a world where being different isn’t always celebrated, sometimes it’s just that little bit easier to change ourselves if we want to fit in.

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