Amy McMullen, of Cardiff University, writes for The National Student on why Freshers isn’t all it’s hyped up to be:
Going to university is portrayed as a rite of passage; officially leaving childhood and becoming an adult. I’m not denying that I thought this too, and this time last year I was beyond excited for the future. Although this is a nice and sentimental way to see it, the fact is that university comes with a whole set of issues that leaves many students thinking that it was never really worth it in the first place, and a year on, I feel somewhat disappointed.
Firstly there’s the academic side of it. I do a humanities degree, and I’ve heard pretty much every joke going about my choice: ‘Do you just read books all day? That’s not studying!’; ‘Is that your timetable, or a blank piece of paper?’
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