I started on the 15th of September for the freshers week at university, I had expectations and was quite nervous and apprehensive of what it was going to be like. I knew that university was always going to be different from school and college and so I didn't try and compare it to that.
The first day I stared quite early on talking to another girl on the same course, it was really nice because she didn't live as close and so we had lots to talk about. I found that asking questions is the best way to get to know someone and making friends and meeting the people on your course early on is a good foundation for the next three years. In the first day it was mainly about handing out lots of information and meeting the lecturers and other members of the course.
As the week progressed we started to do a few more things to get everyone integrated, such as the "Toilet paper challenge" basically in a team of 4 we had 1 roll of tp and it had to b supporting 1 persons weight with a clear void underneith, the other people where not aloud to touch the person being held and we weren't aloud to use the cardboard inner tube or any props. We had 20 minutes to find the solution, it was a good task to get everyone working together and trying to find out how we would solve this issue.
In the end the idea was to create weaved rope and lift the person using on the rope, my team however I feel like we won as we did some sort of cheer leading stance and I stood on top of the toilet roll while they knelt and all held it up. I did feel sorry for them, almost breaking their arms lifting me. We managed to last the longest so I think we won.
Now we are a couple of weeks in and have 4 assignments to do before Christmas and also we have another two task to do for each week. It's a lot of work and a lot more than I expected but I think that in the end it will all be worth it.
We also have a few trips coming up one is a day in Manchester which we have a task there to do and then we are also going to London in November for a project. It is all really exiting and stressful but it will be good.
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