A warning for freshers: not everyone grows up
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Three months after starting university, Hannah Bennett has moved out of her halls in desperation – and gives a stark warning to those expecting nothing but good things from their first university flat... Three months have gone at uni, and not one single piece advice given to me before I started has come in handy - or proven to be true. One person even told me that when at uni “everything changes”, and there are no playground problems to deal with. Wrong. So, whilst everyone else was boasting about going out with “the uni family” and having cute Christmas dinners together, I was trying to organise a date for me to move my stuff out of my flat. How my first three months of uni has panned out doesn’t surprise anyone more than it surprises me. But the reason I deserved this, apparently, was because I was the quiet one - the “nice one.” Standing behind the door every time I left a room to try to listen for comments or jokes made about me was an everyday occurrence. And eventually the paranoia got exhausting. People who are great to talk to one to one but are completely different when their mates come round are impossible to live with, and I never realised that at the age of 19 there would still be people who needed to make others feel crap in order to make themselves feel good.
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