It’s time to bust some common myths about first-year.
“Your first-year doesn’t matter”
Many upcoming students believe your first year of University does not count, but this is entirely wrong.
It is unlikely that the grades you achieve in your first year have any effect on your degree as a whole. However, your first year of University is about building the foundations for the next three/four years.
Attending classes and completing assignments in your first year will bridge the massive gap into the second year, which is much more ‘hands-on’ in terms of your studies. As well as this, you will be mixed with people who have similar interests to you, which will help you make friends and settle in.
“Freshers will be the best week of your life!”
Fresher’s week is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and discover the city of Lincoln. However, it may not necessarily be the week you expected, so do not be disappointed if you find it is not the ‘best week of your life’.
Along similar lines…
“Freshers will define your friendship group”
There are many ways to make friends at University, through classes, societies, and accommodation. The friends you make during Freshers week may differ from those you spend time with for the rest of your University experience.
“You’re on your own”
The University offers a wide range of support for any students who are struggling in any way. These come in the form of academic tutors, student wellbeing and student support. You are not alone.
“Everyone knows what they are doing with their lives”
Everyone who joins the University of Lincoln is in the same boat. It may feel like the people around you seem to have their lives together, and you are falling behind, but this could not be further from the truth.
Consider these myths, busted!