A-Level results are in, clearing is done and students are getting ready for university life.
And it all kicks off on Freshers’ Week – the traditional way students embark on life at university.
But many undergraduates can get a little ‘carried away’ before they’ve even had time to unpack their bags at their student digs.
Leaving home for the first time can be hard, with no one to cook and clean for them – and get them up in the morning – students often find themselves overwhelmed.
But don’t worry! We’ve come up with this handy guide to help you hit the ground running, and make the most out of your early weeks at uni, before the real hard work starts.
There’ll be loads of people handing out hundreds of leaflets in your first few weeks at uni. But don’t dismiss them all as junk.
A lot of them offer really good deals on entry to clubs or drinks in bars that will save you money. Plus there’s always a flyer for pizza in there somewhere – and who would really say no to free food?
With all those students eating takeaways, drinking beer and staying out all night, it’s inevitable that someone, somewhere will eventually start to pass around the dreaded freshers’ flu.
Keep away from those you spot coughing and sneezing, and try to stay healthy with a good diet and plenty of water to keep you hydrated.
And we shouldn’t have to tell you to wash your hands after blowing your nose, or before you eat – so just do it.
Get off to a good start by being chatty and friendly with the people around you.
If you’re living in student halls, get involved with any events that are going on in your flat – you’ll break the ice and get to know people much quicker – remember, going to uni is a new experience for most people, so you’re not alone.
Get involved. Not only will it keep you busy, it’s a brilliant way of meeting new people that share similar interests with you – plus there are bound to be some amazing society nights out.
Don’t overdo it though, there’s only so many hours in a day and don’t forget, you’ll have studying to do too.
Attending university can be an expensive business, so when that first student loan comes in, don’t be tempted to blow it all in the first few weeks.
You might feel flushed with cash now, but if you spend it all, you’ll struggle as you approach the end of each term – and you’ll end up staying in on your own while your friends are out partying.
Work out where you are and how to get to classes while you have plenty of time on your hands.
Running manically around campus at 9am on a Monday morning isn’t fun, and arriving late to your first lecture is just embarrassing.
It sounds boring, but EVERYONE will tell you the same thing. That assignment that you’ve been given four weeks to complete? There’s a reason for that.
Tutors will be able to tell if you cram a month’s worth of work into a few frantic hours in the library the night before, so plan now, while the workload is light, and you’ll reap the benefits later.
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