Hiyaaa, I’m Lauren and I’m currently in my 3rd at Essex, studying Psychology. I’m from Ipswich and since it is only 30 minutes up the road from Colchester I decided to be a commuting student this year, although in previous years I have lived on campus! I like to spend my time free time seeing my friends and family, dog walking and pretending I’m fit at the gym!
I have made some really fond memories at Essex so far. These include whole flat trips to Milk It, getting drenched with paint at the annual paint party and soo many movie nights with flat mates. I also know from experience how hard being at university is too; from dealing with homesickness to balancing a social life, university work and having a part time job. But, the benefit of all my experience means that through my blogs I can hopefully give useful tips on ways to spend your time socialising at Essex, as well as to help those who are struggling adjusting to university life, like I did.