Welcome to uni life

“You might look at other students and think that they’re so organised and they have their life together. Here’s a hot tip: nobody knows what they’re doing.”

Jade Richards

Dear first years,

You may be scared to start your first year of university; not knowing what to expect or wondering how hard the classes will be. I’m here to ease your fears.

This year will be fun and exciting, and will help you figure out if the degree you’re doing is really what you want. It can be daunting coming to Curtin, especially if you aren’t from Perth or don’t know the area, but know that everyone has been Lost On Campus (a great app you should download) more than once. To this day, I still need to look at the maps and signs to know where I’m going.

You might look at other students and think that they’re so organised and they have their life together. Here’s a hot tip: nobody knows what they’re doing. It sounds stupid but just go with the flow and try not to stress yourself out too much.

Try to get involved with clubs or sports. Its the best way to meet people and make the most out of your university experience. During O-Week the club stalls set up on campus so you can sign up to any then. I also recommend joining the guild for discounts at the cafes.

The last thing I will let you know is that you don’t have to ask to go to the toilet during class. If you’re coming to university straight from high school I have just saved you an awkward interaction.

This year will be the easiest year of your degree so try not to take it for granted.

Love from an unorganised third-year who still doesn’t know what they’re doing.

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