Steph- contact the IT staff at your Uni about your password problem. I'm sure they'll be able to sort it out. (hugs) Try not to panic about your workload - I am sure your supervisor will help.
Vicky- I am glad you are so optimistic. I amnot surprised you couldn't cope with Fresher's fair. It is very busy.
Things are going quite well. I have got lost a couple of times and locked my key in my room, but no major bad stuff has come of it. There has been a bit of confusion which means my student loan may be alte, but I think I can handle that because my rent isn't due for a while. The workload is going to be a challenge, to put it midly. But it is interesting and my tutors are lovely and very understanding about dyspraxia.
Everyone is really friendly and the college is not asbig a I thought. It is one of the biggest undegraduate colleges in Oxford, but still small enough that I won't disappear into the fog of people. I have made friends with a really nice girl who lives on the other side of the all from me and I am getting to knw some other great people.
I have signed up fora ridiculous number of societies: three martial arts' clubs (I'll try them all and continue with whichever one I like best, if I can find time, which I doubt), four volunteering organisations, something called The Assassins' Guild (not as sinister as it sounds - it ivolves shooting people with bananas), the real ale society (I'm not 100% sure why), the Christian union, the Islamic society, Women in politics, the gamelan club, the poetry society, the failed noveilsts' society, the creative writing club, the penal reform society, Pro-Test (in favour of medical tests on animals), St Anne's creative writing club, the Catholic society, the roleplaying society... there are probably others which I forgot about. I won't be able t do half this stuff. I just didn't want to say no to all the people who approached me and propositioned me. If I find my way to any of the meetings it will be a miracle!
I must try not to get distracted by all the societies and actually get on with some work. I have to hand in my first peice of work for tomorrow and I'm a bit scared it won't be good. But no-one expects the first piece of work to be that good, anyway.
My timetable is going to be quite regular. This will make life easier. I won't have to leave college and go nto town that often, but I know people who will come with me when I need to go somewhere, so I should get used to it. And and old friend of mine who'salready been at Oxford for a year is going to help me find the chaplaincy and then take me to eat ice-cream.
It is going to be good here. Tough, but good.