Four Things No One Ever Told You about Going to University | CityBlock

So, the time is drawing ever nearer – the start of the university term is nearly upon us, and for all you freshers out there, it couldn’t be more exciting (and just a tiny bit terrifying!). Some of you will have probably started reading up about your new university and the city you’ll be spending the next 3+ years in, but there are certain things that your teachers, tutors, parents and even Google won’t have told you…

Being Set on a Career Path isn’t Actually Essential

Throughout school, sixth-form and college, you’ve been encouraged to decide on your career path, and you’ve probably been told that what you choose to study will lock in your future. Of course, your choice of degree is important, but you don’t need to worry about changing your mind later on. Some of the most successful people ended up in a career completely unrelated to their degree, from the famous author, John Grisham who actually studied accounting, to the Queen guitarist, Brian May who studied physics and mathematics. Hey, even Harry Hill had a pretty dramatic career change after studying neurosurgery!

Making New Best Friends isn’t as Hard as it Sounds

Sure, you’ve got your best mates at home, and you wouldn’t replace them for the world. But, before you know it, you’ll have a new best friend and it will seem like you’ve known them forever! Everyone is in the same position as you, so you’ll never meet so many people who are desperate to be your friend!


Take Full Advantage of Discounts and Freebies!

Living as a student can be tough – you will quickly realise that making that student loan stretch over the whole term is easier said than done. But, being a student means that you get a whole host of discounts and freebies! From piles of free pens at the fresher’s fair to the numerous and brilliant discounts on offer with your student card, make sure you take full advantage!

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Love Your Accommodation

Whether you’re in Lancaster Uni or one of our other locations, enjoy it! This is one of the best parts about going to university, and you’re unlikely to spend as much time with so many different people again. Plus, when you’re living in CityBlock accommodation, you get to reap the benefits of beautiful rooms with modern kitchens and all those important extras like Wi-Fi and room-cleaning!

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So, it looks like you’re all ready to start on your new adventure. We hope you’re excited – we definitely are! We’re ready to welcome all our new students into our accommodation, so, if you have any questions about your new home or if you’re looking to book for next year, don’t hesitate to get in touch today! Just give us a call on  01524 541251 to speak to a member of our friendly team.

Posted on September 9th, 2015