Posted in: StudentsSeptember 4, 2018 10:56 am
Fresher’s week will undoubtedly be one of the busiest, most exciting and most fun weeks of your entire university life. It’s the week everyone talks about and looks forward to – and you need to be prepared for it.
There’s so much going on and so much to do, it can make your head spin! We’ve put together a list of top survival tips that will help you get through fresher’s week and also enjoy it to the max.
Moving to a new city for university can be an exciting, but also very scary experience, and you may feel nervous about settling in. The best thing you can do though, is throw yourself into it full force. Fresher’s week is the time that you’ll meet the people that will end up being your uni BFFs, so you need to get involved and get social.
If there are events, parties, fairs or society give-it-a-go’s, make sure you go and take part in them. Before you know it, you’ll be talking to loads of new people and starting to make friends, and it’s at that point that you’ll really start to feel at home.
Fresher’s flu isn’t a myth – it’s very real and it’s the worst. Likelihood is, you won’t be able to escape it completely, but you can get your body ready to fight it off by taking vitamins. They’ll also keep your body functioning well when you’re constantly on the go and using up your energy during this very busy week.
Plan ahead in whatever ways you can. As you can imagine, fresher’s week is crazy busy so if there’s a popular club night happening that everyone wants to go to, tickets will sell out very fast. Have a look and see what you’re interested in doing early on so you can sort out your tickets – there’s usually better rates the earlier you buy them as well.
Planning ahead also applies to uni (yes, uni – the reason you’re here, remember?!). If you need to do some reading for your course beforehand, or you need to stock up on textbooks or stationery, make sure you do all of this in plenty of time so you aren’t rushing around last-minute.
There are thousands and thousands of people out and about during fresher’s week, and although you want to just cut loose and let your hair down, you also need to make sure you’re safe.
Make sure you don’t walk home alone, keep your valuables close to you at all times and be sure to keep an eye on your drink to avoid it potentially being spiked. Unfortunately, fresher’s week is the perfect opportunity for criminals and pickpockets to strike, so take steps to ensure you don’t fall victim to crime.
Get Some Rest
Go out, do new things and have an amazing time – but also make sure you get your rest. You can’t survive 7 days in a row on a couple of hours sleep a night. You need to take care of yourself or you’ll find yourself completely burnt out and it’ll only be Wednesday!
Have a few lie ins, do something chill with your new flatmates, or start to personalise your room and make it feel more homely. Things like this will give you the chance to recharge and keep you on top form.
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This post was written by Suzy Quinn