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Top 10 tips for Freshers’ Week
Hopefully results day has gone well for you all and you are now preparing for uni! I have made a list of some top tips for freshers’, which will hopefully help make your week (or two in the case of Warwick) a great one!
1. Get a door stopper
Leave your door open when you can, which will force you to get out and socialise – this is a top tip whether you consider yourself a quiet or loud person; a door stopper will invite people in, letting you make new friends!
2. Meet new people
And don’t be afraid of doing this. Everybody is in the same boat: EVERYBODY. Every single first-year undergraduate will be facing similar anxiety about meeting new people so don’t let it get to you, and be willing to approach new people – you may just find your soul mate!
3. Join societies
Societies = what makes your time at university special. Guaranteed nobody will be trying to tell you otherwise.
4. Get tons of freebies
Attend the freshers fair. You’ll get USB sticks, stationery, notebooks, folders, even free Dominoes pizza.
5. Make use of discounts you get
To stress; this does not mean all of the discounts you get. Just because you found a 2 for 1 drinks voucher doesn’t mean you have to go out and drink. Do however keep the ones you think you will use; it will save you a fair amount of money.
6. Get to know your flatmates
These are people you will be living with for the entire year, and potentially in your second and third year. Not getting to know them is a recipe for disaster.
7. Be ready to get out of your comfort zone
University is supposed to be challenging, but also fun. Don’t be afraid of taking risks and trying new things.
8. Arrive early
Try getting to uni as early as you can; giving you time to unpack and do all of the mandatory goodbye’s with your parents and then let them leave ASAP. If they ask to stay for longer tell them they can by applying through the formal UCAS process. Goodbyes can be emotional, and that’s okay. But, University is about yourself, not your parents.
9. Stay healthy
Super important. Just because you are now responsible for everything you do, doesn’t mean you can survive on junk food – stay healthy!
10. Enjoy yourself!
This should be at the top of the list since really, freshers is supposed to be about having the time of your life – and you can’t do that if you aren’t having a good time!
Shanita 🙂 xo