16 Ways Your Life at UEA Will Change Now You’re No Longer Living In Halls
There are going to be a lot of changes moving from first to second year not the least of these being that you can actually choose who you want to live with. You’ll be off campus and out into the big bad world of Norwich, so get ready for a whole new living experience.
1. You won’t be 5 minutes from your lectures any more.
9am is going to feel a lot more like 9am.
2. No more 5am fire drills.
Why did they do them at 5am? Standing outside in your PJs with about a hundred other people isn’t fun. Now if you burn your toast you’ll only bother a few of your friends.
3. Having to think about your own utility bills.
No more long luxurious showers at a fixed price… Well maybe not so luxurious if you lived with 12 other people.
4. The cleaner won’t be knocking on your door every day.
My bin is empty. Leave me alone.
5. You’ll no longer be greeted by rabbits bouncing past your window.
6. You’ll actually know whose washing up has been sitting on the side all week.
And you wont have any qualms about letting them know about it.
7. You’ll have a real oven.
You could make cakes, biscuits, pizzas that are actually cooked, pasta bake, a Christmas turkey – but will you?
8. You wont be kept awake by all the drunk people staggering past your window on the way back from the LCR.
9. You actually have a reason to leave campus now.
There is probably a lot more of Norwich to explore than you ever thought.
10. If you forget something essential for a lecture it wont be as simple to stroll back and get it.
11. Unless you have a bike you’ll end up spending way more on buses than you used to.
Why are they so expensive? Especially when they aren’t even there when you need them.
12. No more middle of the day naps between lectures.
We all know you did it.
13. You won’t be relying on the campus shop for all your groceries.
Being closer to Aldi could reduce your costs massively. Who knew how expensive co-op was.
14. No more beautiful lake views.
15. You can host a party without a million strangers showing up.
16. But most importantly: You’re in your second year.
It all actually counts now.