Hi, I’m Courtney and I’m in my second year of law/psychology at QUT. I moved for uni not really knowing what I was in for, having only the American college stereotypes to rely on. I must say, first year is definitely a learning experience. But it was really nothing like what you see on TV. Except for maybe the odd coffee-crazed all-nighter. First year is not just about knuckling down and getting into the rhythm of self-directed study. If anything, that’s the easy part. So here are a few life lessons that every QUT student should know. I had to learn them the hard way, but here’s hoping you can learn them the easy way!