My HONEST First Year University Experience | Psychology at Exeter

My HONEST First Year University Experience | Psychology at Exeter

Choosing my course + uni 1.00
Moving in day + freshers 2.20
Living in halls 4.40
Social aspect of uni + anxiety 5.15
Academic aspect of uni 9.12
Being homesick 13.30
Thoughts on second year/final thoughts 14.45

Hope you all enjoyed his video! Please smash a thumbs up if you did ๐Ÿ™‚
Sorry if this video seemed all over the place, it was kind of hard to film because there was so much to talk about & it wasn’t the most positive video I’ve ever done!



August 16, 2017 / 33 Comments / by / in
  • Appreciate this video!!

  • I'm just wondering is living in halls really as good as people make it out to be

  • Amen

  • Finally someone talking some truth, I can honestly relate to so much of this!

  • Which halls were you in? I was randomly put in Northernhay in town and totally get your struggle! I'm going into 4th year after a year out and moving back into halls so kind of worried about having to go through this all over again… thanks for the video I relate to a lot of it!

  • i study psychology with sociology (like a major minor) and i couldn't relate more! i got so homesick by the end and was just like byeeee bring me summer

  • Hi love your videos, what editing software do you use?

  • Ahh Exeter, I'm starting 3rd psychology this year and let me tell you, 2nd year will hit you like a bag of bricks with the essays :')
    Wise words of actual wisdom – never miss a stats lecture this year, second year SPSS is basically computer science. But you're going to love personality and individual differences, I promise x

  • Honestly I had EXACTLY the same experience. But just want to let you and any others reading this know that second year was SO, SO much better. I made more, real friendships, got better grades and more confident in my academic skills (I also do psychology). I was just overall way happier in second year; I hope it's similar for you. Good luck! ๐Ÿ’•

  • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ you're so funny, i loved this video you have a great personality

  • really not interested in psychology but i really loved your video! xx

  • I graduated from Economics at Exeter in 2012. Most of the time lectures were useless. They don't give a fuck whether you understand or not.

    English or British lecturers were good. Others were hard to understand, boring and, as you said, they assumed a lot. Especially teachers of Econometrics โ€“ they were useless. A lot of the teachers used to show some complicated formula and NOT explain the idea or intuition behind it at all. They think that its meaning should be obvious to you.

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  • Anyone that's worried about uni, I had an insane first year and honestly have no regrets at all..yes, some parts are hard but it's not all hard work and you really do have time to enjoy yourself

  • I dropped out of uni within a week because of my struggles with anxiety

  • I dropped out of Exeter in 2014, absolutely hated it.

  • You don't look like you went to uni

  • She's soo pretty!! ๐Ÿ’– (just thought I'd say)

  • I go to Warwick and totally get you! Freshers and first year is so overhyped by people around you, social media, pressure from teachers- I felt so uneasy during the whole time, even up until the end of the first term. I hated the fakeness of 'friendships' at the start, as you said, everyone just seemed so desperate and forced. Luckily I feel like going into year two I have my friends and am finally settled, but that concept of it being so easy straight away is such a lie and so mentally draining.

  • "First year was supposed to be the easy year and I found it so challenging." Honestly this is so real, I 100% relate to you. I had such a difficult time in my first year, my flatmates were horrible to me so I spent a lot of time in my room, I didn't make many friends and I didn't get a job so I literally stayed in even more. I felt so lethargic all the time, I'd stay up til late hours in the night and then miss all my lectures because I was too tired. I ate like crap and honestly I became quite depressed and wanted to go hone. I felt so awful seeing everyone else around me have so much fun while I was stuck inside. I didn't have the "uni experience" at all. To see you also had a similar tough experience breaks my heart because I can empathise. I'm going into second year too and I feel the same as you, about the fresh start. I really hope this year is better for you and you settle in well. All the bestโค๏ธ

  • start at around 9:00

  • Hate to say it but you seem like a whiney bitch, how about you pipe down and stop worrying about everything

  • It seems that a lot of people struggle to deal with UoE, which surprises me! I'm at University of Sheffield and I've just posted a vid about what I hated about first year, but mine was generally nowhere near as awful as yours!I'd really appreciate if you or anyone else reading would check out my very small channel! ๐Ÿ˜› Let me know if you do! x

  • I'm starting uni in 2 weeks and this was so helpful x

  • This is the first video that is actually calling true. I move into my accommodation tomorrow and I couldn't not want to more. Thank you for making me not feel so alone!! Everyone else around me is buzzing and I'm not๐Ÿ˜ฐ

  • I had two freshers, the reason I quit my first degree (Imperial College) is that the lecturers dont give a shit. All they cared about was postgraduate research. Please, anyone that is out there applying for university delve into the internet and look at student satisfaction, contact time, read forums. Find out how accessible the lecturers are. I wasted a year and a lot of money at a supposedly fantastic uni, and now I go to uni of Birmingham and their teaching standards are amazing. A little research may save you a lot of money and stress.

  • Omg this is literally the story of my time at Exeter. I was studying psychology in September 2015, was in James Owen Court (off campus), had a shit flat, a shit personal tutor who told me she never expected to see me cos the uni has other resources, the course was harder than I thought it would be, the lecturers were shit, and I also hated how "forced" all the friendships felt. Literally everyone seemed to make their friends for life within the first week :/ on top of that I was so homesick and I'm pretty sure I was suffering from depression at the time too. I didn't want to get out of bed most days, I couldn't sleep, I didn't want to eat. It was just awful. I ended up dropping out after Christmas, best decision of my life. I'm now going into my 2nd year at Cardiff uni and I'm studying English Lit; I'm so much happier now ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  • Makeup tutorials are needed for you. Looks like you got 4 different faces

  • join more societies, thats how you network

  • I've been in and out of CAMHS for years, I've never felt comfortable. I really dislike them!!

  • I've never come across your channel before or seen any of your videos, but my god, i can relate to this SO much! I had such high expectations for uni and expected first year to be one of the best three years of my life and it just wasn't… at all. It's reassuring to see that someone else feels the same!

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