I finished year 12 last year and I am now a student at RMIT University in Bundoora. I am studying a Bachelor of Nursing, and there 4 days a week.
My first day of Uni was very daunting and I was very nervous about how it all worked as I was so used to school and the way in which that operated. On that very first day I figured out that Uni was very different to school. Alot of self motivation and organisation are required in order to keep up to date and do well, as there is no teacher over your shoulder or there to tell you what to do and when to do it. Uni opens up many opportunities both socially and academically.
I have made a lot of new friends while being at Uni and I have only been there for such a short time. There are clubs and support services for a variety of things, and they are there for whenever you'd like to use them. I have found that everyone at Uni is so friendly and making friends is so easy, especially within your course as you generally have similar interests.
I got used to Uni life within the first week, its quite easy once you get your head around everything, it can be really overwhelming but eventually its like going to school, its just something you do everyday.
I enjoy Uni a lot more than school, there is a lot more freedom in what and how you do things, its a very independant environment but there is a lot more motivation, I find, as you are there studying something you want to do. As for study, I still am doing a far bit as my course is pretty full on, but I enjoy the content I'm learning and so this motivates me to study. I'm finding that lecturers are really supportive and are there whenever you need to ask a question or need help with something.
All in all I am really loving Uni and my course, it is such a different but exciting experience and I would definitely suggest going. Good luck with all your studies, in the end its all worth it :)
Year 12 WSC 2014