How my expectations differed from the reality of uni life

16 Jan 2020
By Rob Slade, Writer at Unite Students

Before I came to university my brain was ready to burst with all of the expectations and pre-conceptions it was filled with. But how did they compare to reality?

Was freshers’ week going to be as crazy as I thought it would be? Would I really find lifelong friends? Would my student loan actually cover the lifestyle I thought I would live?

Just a few weeks into my first year of university, so many of my expectations had already turned been busted, and this continued to happen throughout my three years of studying. Here’s how my expectations compared to the reality.

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Rob is a writer at Unite Students.