Tuesday, 29 September 2015
What I've Learnt From Freshers Week
Sunday 14th of September: the day I officially left home and moved up to university for the first time! The first week, or Freshers week, was pretty hectic - going out every night starts to take its toll on you after a while. Although most people have finished their Freshers week now, I thought it would be interesting to share a few things I learnt from the whole experience!
1. Spend time with your flatmates
This may sound pretty obvious, but right from the beginning I tried to constantly talk to my flatmates. Make sure you keep your door open if you can - it's much more sociable and it gives you a chance to get to know everyone rather than just sitting in your room.
2. Make the most of going out
This one varies from person to person as not everyone likes to go out all the time, but I'd definitely recommend going out as much as you can with your flatmates or whoever you're friends with as it's a great way to socialise and have fun before lessons begin.
3. You have to clean, and it sucks!
I think it depends on how used to doing chores you are, but for me cleaning is probably my least favourite part of living by myself. I've pretty much managed to keep my room in an acceptable state, but sharing the kitchen with five other people means that it can get very messy! Just make sure you chip in and do your bit, otherwise you'll be living in filth!
4. Keep an eye on your money
During the chaos of Freshers week, it's easy to spend money on various things - like meals out or alcohol. Just make sure you know how much you're spending - nobody wants to be using their overdraft so soon!
5. Take all the opportunities you're given
University is all about getting involved in new things, and events like the Freshers and Societies Fayres are great ways to do this. Join clubs and sports and go to the various socials - not only is it a good way to find new interests but you're also bound to make friends too.
Are you currently at university? What did you think of Freshers week?