University taught me..


Hey everyone,
AHHH I AM FINISHING MY UNIVERSITY DEGREE WITH A 2:1! ( just needed to add that into this post before starting – I am one happy girl! 🙂 )
I finished university at the end of April and I honestly couldn’t be happier that I have finished. I was studying Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent. Towards the end of my degree, it didn’t really seem like fun anymore it was more about just putting in the work,  this came with a lot of stress.

So, what has university taught me?



In life, I am not going to like/get on with everyone. Also people might feel the same way about me. These types of people I just tried to distance myself from, because that is what I think is best to do. It is so hard because you are forced to be surrounded by so many different types of people, and you just have to deal with it.


It is ok to be different from everyone else. At university, you find yourself, become an adult and learn a lot of new things about yourself. If you are really loud and quirky then that is ok and if you are really quiet and don’t talk then that is also ok. You shouldn’t be afraid to be you, because you are surrounded by people who might be different to you. You shouldn’t feel forced to do something that you don’t want to do, just be you. For example, I travelled to my uni every single day and no one really understood that as most people lived at uni.


University has taught me that I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE BLOODY CRAPPY POINTLESS GROUP WORK! I never want to work in a group again in my whole entire life, I am becoming self-employed and am going to hibernate away from the other individuals  in this world.


If I don’t want to do something, then I don’t have to. You are paying 9 THOUSAND A YEAR to study at university, therefore, if you don’t want to attend a lecture or seminar then you don’t have to. Yes, you will be responsible for the consequences (if there is any), but, if you aren’t feeling up to it then don’t go. I always made sure that I didn’t pressure myself to go, especially because university really triggered my anxiety, this made it easier for me.


3 years is a long time. This means that you will change over the time. I think I fell out of love with my course, also gaining a new love for blogging and doing youtube. when I first went to uni I felt really drama ready, and so prepared for the course and now that I have finished I couldn’t be happier. It is ok to find something new that you love, or even fall out of love with your course because you are still learning and growing as a person. I absolutely hated some of the modules on my course, as most of them were pointless, but three years is such a long time to study one subject!


University has taught me that some friendships are (as bad as it sounds) there to pass the time. I know full well I am honestly leaving uni with having made only a couple of really good friends, even though I would love to be friends with everybody, (being realistic here) that probably won’t happen. Those people were there for me at that time in my life, which isn’t a bad thing.


University definitely isn’t like what people think it is like. My experience was obviously different to other people’s because I didn’t live on campus. But if you think about the overall stereotype about university, literally 90% of it isn’t true. When I first started university I thought that you made lots of new friends from lots of different subjects, you went out and got drunk all the time and had the best time of your life. But literally, people only go out like once a month and then they end up spending all of their money. You don’t really make friends with people from lots of different subjects, unless you are apart of a society. Lastly, it is one of the most stressful things I have ever done in my life and made my anxiety soooo made.

Have you been to university, if so, what have you learnt?

psssst, I uploaded a “HOW TO SURVIVE UNIVERSITY” video click here to watch it!

Sophia xo

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  1. June 19, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    That’s amazing, CONGRATS GIRL!! ❤ Thanks for sharing these tips. I will definitely need them for the next two years of uni. Fun times ahead..ahaha..haha..ha..ugh. 😂💕

    • June 19, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope I helped a bit! Good luck! xx

  2. June 19, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Congratulations, that is AMAZING – you must be super proud of yourself! One thing I learn about university is that I hate group work too, it’s the worst thing ever, there’s always one or two people that just don’t pull their weight whereas I want things done as soon as possible and to a really high standard. Enjoy celebrating your hard work!
    Holly x

    • June 20, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      thank you so much! I feel so relieved that it is over now haha. I HATE IT! it is all they make you do! it is so rubbish, they put you with people that you don’t know either. This really made my anxiety bad. There is always one person in the group that is like that! thank you!! x

    • June 20, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you! will deffo check it out! 🙂

  3. June 20, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Hahaha, your comment about group work made me laugh. Congratulations on the 2:1, that’s amazing!! I’m about to enter my third and final year in September and I can’t wait for it to be over lol. x

    • June 21, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      I Hate it so much! thank you so much! I am so happy that it is all over now though. Good luck in all of your exams! I hope it goes well x

  4. June 21, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Congrats lovely!! Thats a huge achievement and i totally get being so stressed you cant do anything! Im pretty sure everyone hates group work :’)
    Emily xx

    • July 3, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 You can’t! I think so too, I just had to add it in there (let out a lot of anger lol) xx

  5. June 23, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    Congrats on your 2:1! It’s crazy how the biggest lessons we learn from uni are those in personal growth, but like you said three years is a long time. And I totally agree with you on the group work, it is literally the worst!!!!

    • July 3, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you!!! yes exactly! it is honestly the worst thing ever, I don’t understand why uni’s push it so much

  6. amyjaneblogs
    June 24, 2018 / 11:40 am

    Congratulations! 😃

  7. June 30, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this. I’ve just finished my first year and can already relate to a lot of this. I’ve actually just written a post giving some advice to freshers and would love it if you’d check it out. xx

    • July 3, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you. I will definitely check it out xx

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  9. July 18, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    Congratulations on finishing! I’m just about to go into my final year and have just now started a blog about uni! This was great to read as Uni definitely hasn’t been an easy and straight forward journey like I thought it would be! and I 100% agree with you on the group work thing 😂

    • July 19, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much! ah thats so much fun. You will love it. I graduated yesterday and it was such an amazing experience. YES! I HATE IT LOL

  10. July 24, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Congrats on finishing Uni! I finished last year and can definitely relate to a lot of points you raised. x

    • July 25, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you so much! I am glad that you agree! x

  11. August 15, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Love this post, esp the part about friendships! I have just done a post on uni myself 🙂

    • August 15, 2018 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you. I will check it out!

  12. August 24, 2018 / 4:57 am

    Hi Sophia,
    I love your post, especially number 3 and 6 is my favorites. I agree with you. Congrats on finishing the university. I found you on Jamie’s blog and am your new follower now. I just started a blog. Come to check out my blog and I would love any advice you would like to give a new blogger like me. If you like my blog please follow me as I just started it and I am gonna need a lot of support from our blogger community….lol. Will be visiting you quite often. You have such a good sense of humor as well.

    • September 5, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Hello, Thank you so much.
      Thanks for taking the time to read it, but also leave such a lovely comment. Those two points, had been on my mind for a while and it felt good to write it down and let it out. Thank you so much!! Thank you for following. I will definitely check your blog out and follow you back! Thank you!! Such a lovely comment!

    • September 5, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      And also back to your comment about tips because you are a new blogging. I would say, be confident in whatever you want to blog about. Be yourself and do whatever you want to do. Let your personality shine through girl!!! I am always here if you want to drop me a message!

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