Top Tips for Moving into Uni
Hopefully COVID means that A-level markers a nice so most people who accepted their offers get into Warwick. Once you have made it in to uni its only natural to be a little nervous before arriving, everybody is, even those who pretend not to be. Having moved into two different unis I’ve learned a few things that are useful.
- Don’t pack too much stuff!!! In my first year at Warwick I think I took two suitcases and a box of kitchen stuff. Over half of that I never used. For second year one suitcase and tote bag was enough. What I do is I lay all the crap I want to take to uni on my bed, then I’ll take half off and that’s still more than enough stuff. On top of that you normally pick up loads of stuff at uni so it helps to have a little spare space in your bags.
- Say yes to almost every opportunity to meet new people, even if you normally wouldn’t. Although this year is going to be different, and things are changing by the hour in regards to how many people you are allowed to meet with, there will still be a load of introductory events across freshers from the SU, sports teams and societies. I would recommend you attend as many welcome events as possible as you never know, you might end up meeting your future house mates there. It never hurts to know people in a variety of places, not just your accommodation or flat.
- Don’t agree to your 2nd year flatmates until the end of first term at the absolute earliest. Everybody knows people who agreed to live with someone in their 3rd week of uni and come the end of first year barely spoke to them. It will seem like everybody is sorting out their houses super early but don’t worry, i’ve sorted out both my houses in about February and it’s not an issue.
- Enjoy first year, at Warwick it doesn’t count, or counts for very little. So go out till 4 and miss the odd 9 AM as you only need 40% to pass to second year. First year also has the lightest work load so it’s possible to be parts of societies, sports teams, go out a fair whack, and keep up grades (Well enough to pass). Make the most it.
Hope this helps 🙂