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23 Times Skins Accurately Summed Up Your First Year of University

In celebration of Skins’ 10th birthday (yeah, we feel old too), here are just a few of the times when the show managed to perfectly sum up your first year of university.

1. You at the start of Freshers’ Week…

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2. And how you felt once it was over.

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3. When you realised that maybe you weren’t actually cut out for having adult responsibilities.

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4. Or when drama had just gone down in the uni group chat for the first time but pre-drinks were about to start.

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5. When you discovered that seminar participation was obligatory.

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6. Or when you got your first real taste of 9am lectures.

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7. When you realised you’d automatically learned to hate everyone from a rival university.

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8. But that every other year group in your uni hated you for being a first year.

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9. Actually you every time it came to writing an essay.

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10. Or when someone asked you how uni was going so far.

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11. When there were no copies of the books you needed left in the library so you just had to make everything up and hope for the best.

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12. Or when one of your mates got a better mark than you even though they didn’t try anywhere near as hard.

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13. The first time you had to do a group presentation and no clue what you were doing.

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14. Or the first time you were left in the flat alone and realised you didn’t know how to work anything.

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15. When you felt as though everyone in your seminar group knew more than you.

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16. But then you remembered first year doesn’t even count.

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17. When your family came to visit you and embarrassed you in front of all your uni friends.

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18. Or when you finally caught your flatmate in the act of stealing your food.

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19. When you realised you didn’t need to rush into getting a second year house after all.

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20. You closing your exam papers, not really knowing what you’d just written.

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21. And you shortly after, hating that none of the stress you just suffered would be worth anything once you were in second year.

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22. When you got your results back for your first year.

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23. And finally, how you felt about facing the next two years of university.

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If you didn’t know already, you can watch the complete Skins box set here.

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