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19 Stages UEA Students Go Through In The First Semester

The first semester at UEA brings excitement as well as the scary and unknown. Whichever year you’re going into there are still the same thoughts, mistakes and revelations. No matter how much you prepare yourself the realities of uni life still bring challenges, surprises and stress. Just remember it will soon be Christmas and this first semester will be full of happy memories.

1. The initial Welcomefest excitement is fantastic.

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2. You decide to be really active & join several sports clubs to make use of the Sports Park.

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3. Political societies are free so you think you should become a political activist.

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4. On the way to lectures in the first week you stroll across the concrete enthusiastically.

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5. You get out all the books you need from the library and feel really prepared.

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6. You actually go & see your personal adviser.

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7. Your student finance comes in and breakfast in the Hive becomes a must.

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8.You do a massive food shop from Tesco only to realise Aldi is so much cheaper.

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8.The drunken haze of freshers’ begins to wear off.

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9. You realise that your student finance only stretches so far and Norwich isn’t that cheap.

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10. The books you got out now need returning and you quickly skim read the bits you’re meant to know.

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11. Deadlines are looming and you head to the library.

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12. But there’s a Damn Good LCR night you’ve been looking forward to and you can’t bear to miss it.

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13. The rest of your weekend is now taken over by a hangover and you hide from the world in the corner of Blend.

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14. You get back on track and make use of your gym membership in the Sports Park.

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15. Blackboard becomes your best friend.

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16. Deadlines are here and you only leave the library to refuel with coffee or go to lectures.

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17. You find yourself actually making use of Dominoes delivering until 5am.

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18. You finally finish your last essay and head to the Waterfront to party at Propaganda.

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19. You finish the first semester by dressing up and going to a really fancy society Christmas dinner.

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