Nervous about heading off to uni? You need to read this

If you’re about to head off to uni, then you’re probably a mixture of excited and nervous about things like making new friends, living on your own, and (of course) the coursework.

It’s a crazy turning point in your life and there’s so much to look forward to.

We caught up with twin sisters Sophie and Olivia, who are both going to the University of Hertfordshire come September. They have more than just their genes and their choice of uni in common: they got the same A-level results in the same subjects and are doing the same course.

Here’s what they had to say about starting uni life and what lies ahead.

1. First of all, congrats! You both got onto the marketing and advertising course. Which A-levels did you take and how did you choose your course?

Olivia: Thanks! We both did A-levels in arts, business and English literature and language. I also did an AS-level in law.

Sophie: I love art, that’s what I love to do. I wanted to do business because I thought it would really help me in life, and then I really ended up enjoying it. Marketing and advertising includes both. We both like the same things so we just kind of did the same.

2. What are you most looking forward to?

Olivia: I’m most excited about the social side of things because it’s quite a big university, so quite different to the small village that I live in. I’m also excited to learn new things like managing money, and the course as well.

Sophie: I’m quite excited to learn about the advertising side of things because I haven’t really done that before. It’s exciting to be more independent and meet new people, but scary as well.

3. What are you most worried about?

Sophie: Finances and cooking and stuff. It’s scary as well to move away.

Olivia: Having to make new friends and starting all over again.

4. It sounds really fun to have a sister with you at uni. Do you think you’ll be sticking together a lot?

Olivia: We’re very close, but we’re staying in different halls. We decided to stay apart just to see how that goes and to try new things on our own.

5. What are your #LifeGoals? What do you see yourself doing after uni?

Sophie: I don’t really have a set aim at the moment. My course will give me quite a lot of options so I could go into media, law, branding or advertising. There’s quite a few things I could do.

Olivia: I haven’t made my mind up yet what job I want to do, but I know I want to do something creative in the business side of things.

6. What inspires you the most?

Olivia: People that really put their mind to things and achieve even when its hard. It’s worth it in the end.


Image credit: Courtesy of Olivia (left) and Sophie

For all the freshers-to-be out there, here are some choice tips from the Twitter-sphere:

1. You’ll learn to be independent

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 5.52.25 PM2. Procrastination will happen

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3. You may have some health issues

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4. You will have the time of your life

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