Sunday, 30 August 2015

University | 5 Tips To Surving Freshers Week

Hi blog friends!!

Freshers week is coming up fast for anyone who is off to university this September, sadly this will be my last freshers (scary) and thought that I would share my 5 tips for surviving freshers, I kind of wish I had known these before I went off to uni so hopefully they might help you out!

Don't be afraid to be yourself!

Okay so this might not seem very helpful but honestly before I went to uni I was SO anxious and worried that no one would like me or I would make no friends and I'd have to pretend to be something I'm not. 
Well let me tell you, you WILL make friends believe me. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there, everyone is in the same boat and those people who seem really confident in your halls are probably just as scared as everyone else so don't let them put you off! Honestly just don't be afraid to be yourself, it is a fresh start after all!

Join in

If your halls/flat is having pre drinks, get involved! Don't just sit in your room hoping they'll come to you. If your halls/flat are all going out for dinner go with them and if they're going to another halls to see some friends, GO! 
You never know what will happen and you might even meet new friends or maybe even a looove interest haha! 
Get involved and make as many friends as possible and if that means you only want to make 2 friends make 2 friends and if you want everyone on campus to know who are make it happen! Don't let opportunities pass you by especially during freshers, just go for it and have fun! If you don't join in uni can be a very lonely place!

Don't do anything you don't want to do

Uni is a place of peer pressure I'm not going to lie! Different people have different interests and you will be asked at least five times on the first night of freshers if you 'have a cigarette' even if you don't! 
If you don't drink and you don't like drinking don't let anyone pressure you into doing something you don't like or want to do and yes you will inevitably be called 'boring' (you're not!) but ignore them, you don't have to drink to have fun! 
It is the same with smoking, just because one of your new friends is a smoker doesn't mean you automatically have to become one to fit in, 9 times out of 10 they won't care!

Go to your lectures!

I'm not going to sit here and tell you I went to every lecture in first year, because damn that would be a straight up lie! I think I went less than 50% and that was a massive mistake. Yes I know first year doesn't count but you still need 40% to pass and go into year 2. 
I can tell you from experience that even if you have a 9am lecture the day after student night (MCCLUSKY'S RIP), you CAN make it! 
If you keep missing lectures then you risk your lecturers having a bad impression of you and also you need to go to make friends with everyone on your course. 
During freshers you will have introduction lectures which will be important so even if you're so hungover you can't see properly, GO!

Have fun!

The most important thing is to have fun, enjoy meeting new interesting people, enjoy the freedom, enjoy the booze, enjoy the new surroundings, just always be having fun because this is the time when you can! 
If you're going to a uni in London go and explore, if you're going to Plymouth Uni go to Janners (Oceana) and Walkabout and visit the Hoe and the Barbican, wherever you're going take full advantage and make everyday an adventure! 
If you enjoy something and someone else enjoys it as well, get together and go do that thing that makes you both happy! Honestly uni will be a lot more bearable if you're having fun!

Hopefully these little tips help you out even just a bit! Have a fantastic freshers guys, it is beyond fun and there's a lot of fancy dress, what's better?! 
Are any of you off to uni?! Where you going and to study what?!

Lots of love
Katy xxx

1 comment

  1. I completely agree with the join in tip, everyone should make the most of freshers week!

    Lillies and Lipbalm


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