My First Year at University

If I had use three words to describe my first year at university, it would have to be busy, refreshing and scary. My first year at CU seemed to fly by because the university keeps you so busy from week one. It feels like yesterday, I enrolled on to a Business course with my friends.

As a stay at home student, my university experience wasn’t as impactful as other students. While they were exploring the city, I was starting my new part time job. Though, interestingly during freshers, it was my first time being in and around the university campus even though I was familiar with the city so I did experience the lost feeling they probably felt (lol). Freshers’ was as you would expect it. Party invites, lots of socialising, joining a dozen societies, free stuff and so on. You will think you’ve met your best friends at freshers’ and then two weeks later, you’ll have a new squad. I still have numbers from people I struggle to remember meeting from my first two weeks. What you make of freshers’ week really depends on the person.

Mid October, I decided to change my course from Human Resource Management to International Business Management because of a change in career interests. I officially transferred to the IBM course at the start of November. So, I ended up starting my official course a little late. Most people were already in cliques and the modules were past the introduction stage. Thankfully, I only had two modules in semester one and since I was only in two days, it was easy to catch up. I also got time to attend society meets and do some volunteering which was a great opportunity for me to meet new people. I was finally starting to settle in.

Regarding the modules, I took in first year, they were all basic business foundations as expected. Some modules were obviously more interesting or challenging than the other. I also took a mandarin class as my advantage module which was probably the most difficult module but I was with such an interactive class, so I enjoyed it immensely. I also had the opportunity to take a Korean class with Linguae Mundi and made a couple of friends with the same interests.

One of the things I most enjoyed about my first year is that your friendship group is so diverse with everyone from all over the globe. It’s so interesting and different because it was not something I was used to. By joining cultural societies such as One World and volunteering at Culturae Mundi it allowed me to expand my friendship group and my knowledge of cultures in general. I also got the chance to go on a field trip to Seoul where I practised the Korean language, ate Korean BBQ and brought face masks to last a lifetime.

Overall, my first year at Coventry University was interesting. I think the one thing I’m looking forward to however is the long summer holiday we get!


  1. Celien Mertens
    April 8, 2017 / 8:40 am

    It's like an opportunity to create a complete new life with the accents put on the aspects you love the most. I also feel this way, in my third year of university now.Glad that you love how your year went and I wish you lots of success.Have a great weekendCelien | The Losing Struggle

    • Asha Hirsi
      April 8, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Love the way you put it, Celien. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Milex xxx
    April 8, 2017 / 6:53 pm

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      May 2, 2017 / 10:15 pm


  3. Christina Cenci
    April 9, 2017 / 5:31 am

    Wonderful post :)

    • Asha Hirsi
      April 30, 2017 / 10:50 am

      thanks b

  4. Joyce Pak
    April 11, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Everyone has a different college experience, I came into a university during the spring semester and struggled to find friends when everyone already had 4 months together too! But the more I put myself out there, the more I found that I connected with individuals of all different groups! And major points to you for working during school & also making a big decision to change majors! Wishing you all the best!Characters & Carry-ons

    • Asha Hirsi
      April 11, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks for your lovely words, Joyce! I love your blog so much!

  5. Audrey Lin
    April 12, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I think it's natural to feel a little out of place your first year, to wonder if it's really the place for you. When you apply to colleges, there's so much emphasis about finding a "best fit college," so when you finally get there, it makes sense to expect that you'll fit right in, right? But over the course of my first year, I began to feel more at home. Now I'm a junior and there are definitely still times I wonder if I fit in, but it's not something I dwell on. I've found people that I love and who love me back, and that's all the fitting in I need. After that, all I need to do is keep an open mind, for new experiences, for new people, for everything! 😀 // I'm also looking forward to summer break ;P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    • Asha Hirsi
      April 20, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks for the assuring words, Audrey! I'm a huge fan of brunch at Audrey's! Have a great summer break 🙂

  6. Atsuna Matsui
    April 14, 2017 / 1:13 am

    College is seriously one of the best times in your life so really cherish and be unapologetically you during those years. 🙂 It's the time when you discover yourself. For me, every year in college was so different than the previous and outside of keeping up with academics and figuring our what you want to do career-wise, I realized there's so much for you to experience with the college experience and remember to live in the present as well.BLOG | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

    • Asha Hirsi
      April 20, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you for the advice, Atsuna!!

  7. Tijana Momcilovic
    April 16, 2017 / 8:52 am

    nice post dear :)

    • Asha Hirsi
      May 2, 2017 / 10:14 pm


  8. Mara Calli
    April 28, 2017 / 9:36 am

    As someone who is finishing high school this month, this post was super insightful! It has made me even more excited for uni life, and I honestly can say that I'm already a bit scared of freshers' week haha!xx Marahttp//

    • Asha Hirsi
      April 30, 2017 / 10:51 am

      good luck mara !😄😄

  9. Alicia Mackin
    April 29, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Wow it does sound like you had a busy year. And it was the same with me, I lived at home when I was in school at first and worked a part time job too. But I lived close enough to NYC to commute though I did eventually move to the city and even lived on campus.Allie of

    • Asha Hirsi
      May 2, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      nyc must be nice, but the commute looks terrifying. thank u for your comment alicia x

  10. Priya Hareesh
    October 23, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Very nice

  11. CL King
    October 28, 2018 / 6:09 am

    Glad to read this… For me transition from college to university was bit difficult but I enjoyed the this part of my life…

    • Asha Hirsi
      November 29, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Yep, I agree. The transition was difficult haha. Took me a while to appreciate and enjoy it. Thanks for your comment, CL

  12. December 8, 2018 / 2:03 am

    It’s truly such an emotional time in your life. anyway, stay strong and good luck! 😉

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