Orientation Week is ON. You’re at a brand new uni and there’s a massive adventure to be had for the next few years of your life! But first, let’s suss out the people you’ll be spending the next chapter of you existence with, or avoiding… Either way.
1. The Hot One
Like it or not, there will be the hot person and this guy or gal can get away with anything! Purely because of their hot body and killer face. They can flirt with anything or anyone that moves and it’s totally ok. But, if you tried it, you’d be a creep, right? They’re basically the Ryan Gosling of your university and you’ve got to learn to deal with it. And not to fall for them.
2. The Rich Kid
This guy’s got all the moneys. They’ll flaunt it on their bestest buds on nights out so get in there quick in O Week and reap the shots-shaped benefits!
3. The Overly Involved People
Every society, every club, every sports and debate team… you guessed it! They’ll be on it. Their CVs and job applications will be AWESOME but they might alienate a few people. Why not join one of their clubs with them, be their friend and enhance your CV too?
4. The Early ‘Graduates’
We say ‘graduates’ in the loosest sense of the word. These people are awesome; you’ll meet so many new friends through them because their degree is (unofficially) in SOCIALISING. These party animals will be the life and soul of every night out but will most likely be dropping the hell out of uni when they realise they can’t cope!
5. The One that Wants To Stay In
As much as it might totally baffle you, sometimes people just like to stay in and chill out as opposed to go out every night. If you meet this person, try and stay in one night a week with them so they don’t feel too excluded. Some people just like to chill and get all snuggy.
6. The Grump
They hate organised sports, O Week activities and anything else that is supposedly ‘cool’ or ‘normal’ as they put it. They’re not mainstream and they’re proud of it. If you want to go out and party with the rest of your course mates, don’t let The Grump stop you! If you feel the same as The Grump about some things, maybe hang with them a few days a week and you might coax them out of their grumpy state for the other few days – who knows?
7. The Smart Kid
Like the Overly Involved but actually really, really smart. Great people to know when you’ve got group projects or you’re super stuck with a project. Also, they’re usually really nice, so it’s an all round winner.
8. The Waster
Similar to the Early Grad but these guys actually pass! We don’t know how they do it, but they do. Occasionally missing class but scraping through by the skin of their teeth, they nail uni AND have a social life. These people are rare, very, very rare!
9. The Gym-Goer
The healthy-eating, gym-going, sweatpants wearing person that will haunt your hungover nightmares – and your apartment. If you end up with one of these gym-goers and the closest you get to a gym is walking to the supermarket to get more ice cream, you’ve either got to move out or join in. Harsh, but fair. Get squatting.
10. The Instant Friends
You’ll instantly click with a few select people. Hold on to these people like your life depends on it! They will keep you going through uni and your sanity will be safe with them. We promise.