Two thirds of freshers overhaul their online image to look good at uni
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Worried about the people you meet at uni coming across your drunken A-level results day pictures? You’re not alone. As millions head off to campuses across the country, research from VoucherCodes.co.uk has revealed that 68% will have a spring clean of their social networking profiles in a bid to make a good first impression with new friends. First online impressions are apparently essential for the 70% of students that use social media sites, with over a quarter (27%) admitting they buy new outfits because they’re worried about being seen in the same outfit twice. A potentially promiscuous one in six (15%) also hide their relationship status before starting their course. It seems that online image is a real concern - 14% confesses they’ve deleted pictures on social media profiles, while almost one in ten have deleted comments from friends which they felt dragged down their online image. One in eight even admit to exaggerating posts in the run up to university to make their lives appear more exciting to new Facebook friends and Twitter followers.
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