For me meeting new people has never really been a problem, however at University meeting new people can be very difficult for many students because there are so many barriers you have to overcome.
Hi my name is Pete and this is my first day at university.
At 27 years old, changing from full time work to part time may be perceived as something I should be able to cope with effortlessly, however in reality this wasn’t the case. Those that knew of me said thing like “you’ll be fine…” and “breeze in the park for someone like you”. The expectation that I should be able to cope with the financial pressure working less hours creates whilst also turning back the years to cope with studying full time again, was very overwhelming.