Saturday, 28 June 2014

How to survive the first year of university.

As I said in my last post I have recently finished my first year of university so I thought I would give five useful tips on how to survive the first year university!

1) MONEY! There may seem to be a lot of freedom at university with money but it's SO important to remember to save money. Having a student loan may seem amazing but it's scary how easy it is to loose track of spending, so remember to not go wild with it in the first few weeks at uni. (A hint to save on alcohol, split bottles of spirits with your flatmates and use juice rather than expensive fizzy drinks for mixers!)

2) If you're moving into halls, keep your door wide open on moving in day. It's such an easy way to meet your flatmates and make some friends on your first day. Don't isolate yourself in your room otherwise you may find yourself missing out of some pretty good opportunities to meet people. Also, go to as many freshers events as possible, it's such an easy way to meet people (plus the drinks are VERY cheap!)

3) Don't forget about your family and friends back at home. Once you're settled into university and have made friends/friendship groups its easy to forget about home, so don't forget about your loved ones, give them a call!

4) Don't skip lectures. It may seem easy to do this because its not like in school where teachers chase you up, if you don't attend there's no catch up and your lecturer will not stop to catch you up. Also don't leave work until last minute, keep on top of everything to avoid stress and worries.

5) ENJOY IT! My first year of university was such an amazing experience and I have met so many amazing people and made some of the best friends I could ever hope for (I also met my boyfriend, hehe) so just enjoy it. Don't stress out too much and have an amazing time!

I hope this is useful to anyone that's starting their first year of university!

Thanks for reading and if there's anything else you'd like to know comment, or if you're like me and have also just finished your first year comment what you think is important in your first year!

Bye for now! :)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The first one...

Hi! I've finally plucked up the courage to start a blog and I'm really rather proud of myself. So hello! I'm Becky, i'm from the UK and i'm 19. I'm currently studying film production at university and I thought I would start a blog to show what i'm making and also to share my favourite things.

My first year at university finished about a month ago now so it's officially summer (yay!) and I've already been doing lots of shopping (not so yay for my bank account) Here are a few things I've purchased:

Holographic block sandals - Primark £14.00

I found these beautiful holographic sandals in Primark! I fell in love with them and just HAD to buy them!

Dress - H&M £18.00 Kimono -New Look £22.99 Socks - New Look £2.00 Shoes - New Look £24.99
This picture was taken by my boyfriend at London Zoo earlier this week, I'm wearing my kimono that I found recently in New Look, it's a very long, peach, floral kimono and I think its really pretty and very summery, perfect for the weather the UK has been having at the moment! 

I'm not going to bombard this first post with fashion because I don't just want this to be a fashion blog so here's just a little something else I've been loving this past month:

MarioKart 8 for the Wii U

MarioKart 8. It's just AMAZING! I love how you can race maps from the GameCube era and of course, the Luigi death stare is the most incredible thing to happen, ever (Here's the link if you don't know what I'm on about [x])

Thank you so much for reading, I'm hoping to be updating weekly so be sure to keep checking!

See you soon. :)