What to expect in your second year at university
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Ah, second year. Caught between the new world of university and third year, which seems scary considering it seems like just yesterday was freshers’ week, it is not too surprising that many students say that they have experienced a case of the ‘second year blues’. Here’s what to expect from your second year of university… Second year blues Remember the days when work was getting in the way of your university experience? And your only worry was how to fund the vodka at your local corner shop and wondering if that cute boy in the block opposite was coming out tonight? As you see first years having a whale of a time, you can’t help but be resentful and let’s face it a bit jealous that you are no longer living the carefree ‘fresher’ experience. Don’t be too surprised if you catch yourself imparting pearls of wisdom to impressionable freshers or muttering far too often ‘when I was a fresher…’ Partying no longer becomes a priority Whether it’s because second year actually counts towards your degree or everyone’s become a little bored of the repetitive scene, going out five days a week no longer seems to appeal to many second-years. Even your party-mad best friend who spent every weekend on the lash has swapped the dancing shoes for cosy slippers and Take Me Out. And if you ever do find yourself back in the nightlife, over-excited freshers seem to dominate everywhere. The library The library you hear? Wait, that mythical place in a far-away land on campus that actually stocks books to help towards your degree? You may not have spent a lot of time in your first year there (for some, not at all) but come second year, handing in a mediocre essay no longer cuts it. Be warned, as you find yourself a little bit too often in the library, you will find yourself hiding from that boy you had a cheeky snog at the uni nightclub that you hoped you’d never see again.
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