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16 Reasons Why The Summer Before Uni Is Both The Best And The Worst

Excited for a slice of true independence = scared someone might ask you to iron something.

1. You're ready to celebrate what could be one of the last summers with all of your friends in one place...

2. ...but in reality everyone goes away at different times so there are literally only two days where you can all be together.

3. You'll inevitably end up falling in love...

4. ...but then you'll have to decide what to do when it comes to moving away.

5. This is the year you and your friends decide to actually do all those far-fetched plans you've always wanted to do...

6. ...but then you all realise that the money to go skydiving should probably be saved for buying textbooks.

7. Every hang out with your friends feels more special and poignant than the last because you know you may not see each other for a long time...

8. ...but you're also excited to make some new friends who won't know all of the embarrassing things you did between the ages of 7 and 18.

9. Your excitement to live away from home and set your own rules reaches a fever point...

10. ...but you also can't help but question whether you're ready.

11. Your parents will seesaw between making your last few days at home extra special...

12. ...and "preparing" you for the outside world.

13. You'll spend an inordinate amount of time deciding on what ~vibe~ you want to create in your university halls room...

14. ...before quickly realising that packing up and moving is actually a way bigger task than you first thought it would be.

15. You love having all the free time in the world...

16. ...but every so often you can't help but think of your upcoming A-Level results day.

Even if you don't get the A-Level results you wanted, you can still apply for university through clearing. The University of Central Lancashire have a designated clearing helpline for those going through the process – call now: 01772 830777.

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