Every Friday we kick off the weekend by featuring one of our brilliant residents to bring you advice on preparing for university.
This week we spoke to Robyn who is in her 3rd year of Journalism at City University.
What was it about City University that made you want to study there?
I think it was the open day, sometimes you just get good vibes from a place. I knew from the open day that I wanted to be there, no other uni mattered at that point. It was really stressful as I got rejected the first time and I went back and pestered them so much that they ended up giving me a place.
How did you feel when you were accepted into university?
I think it was a bit surreal as I didn’t think they’d actually accept me. I was rejected at first, but bugged them until I got the place, it’s still a bit surreal that I’m there now.
Do you have any advice on the accommodation search process?
I looked at loads of different places but had a few ideas of what I wanted. I didn’t want to share a bathroom with anyone because I’m really tidy but I could deal with sharing a kitchen. I’d recommend choosing things you can’t live without and narrow it down from there.
Did you find it hard to leave home?
I think my parents and I were kind of like “thank god we’re parting”, but in a nice way. I was so ready to leave home I just wanted to move out, I live in the countryside so to move to the city was a big change but I love it!
If you could only take three things with you to university, what would you take?
I wish I could take my dog because he’s the love of my life, probably my phone and a steak frying pan because sometimes you really need a good steak, especially after a night out.
What would you recommend doing while in London?
Go be a tourist for the day, that’s something I hadn’t done in first year that I regretted. During my second year I made time to go see all the really touristy things and it’s actually really cool. You take it for granted being in London.
We’ll be featuring a student each week to give you insight into #studentlife and moving to university.