‘It’s true, time really is a healer’: How I eventually settled into university

22 Aug 2019
By Lara D., Student at University of Aberdeen

Moving away from home for the first time can be daunting. For some, they can’t get away quick enough, and this was definitely how I felt when I got my conditional offer. Although, you never truly know how you’ll feel until you’re there.

Being an extrovert, I assumed I would settle in as well as the next person. But anxious thoughts stopped this. While most people were partying during freshers’ week, I confined myself to my bedroom struggling to adapt to my new surroundings.

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I’m a 21-year-old English student studying at the University of Aberdeen. I have a keen interest in the arts and I am part of the university cheerleading team. I’d describe myself as funny, confident and honest. I also enjoy fitness.