Getting the most out of freshers’ week

Friday 18 September 2020, First year


Getting the most out of freshers’ week

Here are some tips I found really useful in getting the most out of freshers’ week/fortnight.

Bring a door stop
This makes you instantly more approachable in your halls of accommodation or private house, and I found people were far more likely to just walk in and say hi after I left my door open.

Try everything
The more you put into freshers and university, the more you get out of it! Signing up to a large variety of clubs and societies is a great way to try new things and meet people you may otherwise not have come into contact with. Job and activities fairs are common in freshers, and attending them is the best way to get involved with part-time work early on, or to sign up to your favourite sport as soon as you can. 

Don’t forget your degree
It’s easy to forget you’re here for a degree in the hustle and bustle of freshers, however, there are some critical activities related to your academic life that occur during this time. Tutor meetings, course and library inductions, and campus tours all help you settle into studying with no issues.