I stepped into university thinking that although the work load is going to be ‘chill’ for the first term compared to the IB, it is going to be tough to adjust to this place and make new friends.
How wrong was I to think that.
17th September, 2018.
I have now realised that university is also known as IB 2.0, where you’re constantly drowning in work and so the sleepless nights are back. But, I have understood that having done IB, grinding through those deadlines and citations and Turnitin, you already have an edge. Trust me, when you come to university, you’ll thank IB for teaching you how to thrive with sleepless nights. But these sleepless nights make bonding with other people easier because you’re all in the same boat. Everyone has left home, everyone has the same work load, so everyone understands each other’s situation. As a result of this, acquaintances become friends and friends become family in no time. It’s not as hard as you think to find people like you.
University is about feeling happy when a class is cancelled and feeling annoyed when it is rescheduled on a Saturday. University is about taking care of yourself on your own but also knowing you have people around you who’ll be there to support you. University is about studying what you love, but more than that, it’s about doing what you love.
Devi Dang (Class of '18)