Believe it or not, there was a time when this humble writer was a fresher at a university.
It was a long time ago. There were no smartphones. The only social media was Myspace. You still had to buy music.
Netflix hadn't been invented and you still had to meet people the old fashioned way as there were no dating apps.
Yes, 2006 was a dark and uncertain time for the human race, but looking back on it, things seemed a lot more hopeful than they do right now (Trump, Brexit, Nazis etc, etc).
OK, let's not be a Debbie Downer here, as some kids will be starting university this week and what a joyous time they will have as a fresher.
Completely plastered by 7pm. Trying not to throw up as you snog someone. Asking their new found friends to untag them from photos on Instagram. Not eating a proper meal for about a month.
Wonderful memories that they will cherish forever.
Yet, if you are the same age as me, which we've already clarified is very old, you may have forgotten that the year is 2018, which means that a large percentage of students this year won't have been born in the 1990s.
To make this fact really settle in take a look at this tweet from DJ Charlie Hepworth.
Just realised if I shout ‘anyone born in the 90’s?!’ to this years Freshers no one’s gonna reply 😲