New Student – 5 things to do in the weeks prior to starting University

All the pressure of exams, stress of waiting for results and big decisions of where you are going to spend “the best years of your life” are now over. You know where you will be heading to University and it is just a few weeks until everything kicks off and you are officially a  new student, a “fresher”.

So, what do you do now?

1. Chill – Fresher’s week means University starts in full force. Meeting new people. working out where all your lectures are, working out where the nearest shops and pubs are, signing up to clubs you have very little intention of actually doing. Take this time to chill. Yes, there is downtime at University, surprisingly large amounts. However, you will always feel like there is a book to be read or a piece of work to be started. Enjoy this stress free down time.

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2. Spend time with your friends – At University, you will start friendships that will potentially last a lifetime. But, you don’t want to forget your home crowd either. Invest some serious quality time to hang out with your friends at home now. Although you may be moving into a new town and starting a new life, your home will always be your home. And home friends will always give you a real sense of connection.

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3. Go to a car boot sale – The true source. A treasure trove of random stuff that you will love in your University halls. A box of saucepans and frying pans for £1. A hilarious mug that will be your mug and only your mug.  A toastie maker – your housemates will love you for. A lava lamp – only permissible in Uni accommodation, this must be binned or passed on to a new student at the end of your final year. Also, take a look at UniKitOut if you need some essentials for University.

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4. Enjoy your Mum/Dad/Gran’s care – I don’t think anyone truly appreciates what their family does for them until they are not there. When you are suddenly leaving home and have to do your own washing up, washing, shopping, cooking, planning what to eat…. you will know how much went on “behind the scenes”. So, enjoy the home cooked meals, enjoy the clean clothes, enjoy the supply of clean mugs and plates.

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5. Learn the basics – You do not want to go to University unable to do the basics of generally living. A check list for you: Can you make spaghetti bolognaise? Can you iron a shirt? Do you know when to use non-bio or bio washing powder?

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