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28 Lessons Every New Student Can Learn From ‘Fresh Meat’

“I fucking love Penne”

1. Don’t be afraid to push yourself.

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2. Being open and sociable can easily backfire.

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3. If you don’t hate literally everything about your accommodation, you’re one of the lucky ones.

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4. Don’t ignore your bank account. It will never end well for you.

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5. Some people are just more well-rounded than you.

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6. Post-it notes are a common form of communication for students.

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7. Stay woke.

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8. Lots of people try really hard.

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9. and if you have to tell people you have good banter then you probably don’t.

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10. You really don’t need to think about a career in your first year.

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11. Learn to love pasta. It is all you will eat.

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12. Your housemates’ behaviour will make you question everything you thought you knew about the human race.

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13. You will catch freshers’ flu. And it will make you really miss your mum.

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14. Stop to talk to a flyerer and you will regret it.

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15. Everyone has a favourite and least favourite flatmate.

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16. And you’re definitely not going to get on with everyone you live with.

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17. And if you think no one will fall out over a bin, you’d be wrong.

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18. Fancy dress is fun until someone ruins it.

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19. And cheese nights aren’t for everyone and THAT’S OKAY.

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20. Never underestimate the TV License people.

Especially now you need one to watch iPlayer.

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21. Cereal is a very important food group.

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22. If you want to be a top friend, make someone a cup of tea when they’re stressed with uni work.

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23. And always be ~supportive~.

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24. Not everyone has the same rules about how clean is clean.

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25. Avoid second and third years.

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26. If someone is tidying, they’re either hiding something or putting off doing work.

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27. And literally everyone has an embarrassing story from first year. 

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28. So just be yourself and go with it.

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