Monday, 22 September 2014

University | 10 Tips for Freshers

 As freshers grace the halls of Universities around the UK, I thought I would do a little post giving tips for those who have just started. I'm just starting my third year at Canterbury Christ Church University and thinking back to 1st year just makes me so happy, it was amazing! 

One | Make sure you take the time to know your flatmates, and be considerate of them - You have to live with them for a whole year, its best to start off on good terms!

Two | Get involved as much as you can - go to freshers events (I wish I had gone to more!), sign up to societies that interest you and just generally get stuck in (you don't always have to go out to get involved, you could organise a dinner party or a come dine with me between your flat!)

Three | Work hard but play a lot more. Many Uni courses don't count first year in your actual degree, so whilst you have to work hard to make sure you are passing (40%) your modules, the workload becomes a lot heavier in second year so make the most of being able to go out and socialise in year one!

Four | Eat healthily/well. If you don't eat well you will end up running yourself down to the ground and making yourself ill

Five | Stay in contact with home - both your friends and family will want to know what you've been up to, and I'm sure you'll want to know what they have been up to as well

Six | If you don't like your course, talk to someone about it early on. It will be harder to change the further through the year you get

Seven | Ask for help if you need it - if you are struggling with uni work, talk to your lecturers or personal tutor if you have on, or if you have an issue in halls there is usually a warden you can chat too

Eight | Make the most of your student discount - always ask if shops have it because saving yourself money will become a new and incredibly exciting thing

Nine | Gain independance - I know you already have by moving away from home but making sure you do things like signing up for the doctors is showing you really know how to care for yourself

Ten | Enjoy yourself! This is the most important tip of all. You will be nervous and homesick at times but at the end of the day, going to uni is so exciting and such a great experience. Learn from your mistakes and have fun! 

 If you have any more tips for freshers, please post them in the comments below! If you want any more specific tips I'm more than happy to answer! You can comment or email me if you would rather keep it private!

I hope these tips have helped at least one of you! I'm so unbelievably jealous, I wish I could do freshers all over again!



  1. I completely agree with getting involved as much as possible! You just have to put yourself out there as a fresher because everyone else is in the same position x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

    1. Yes definitely. I wish I had gotten more involved in a society or something in my first year! xx

  2. Totally agree with all these tips. I wish I was a Fresher again :( but Im an older and wiser third year reminiscing on the good days! I wish I'd joined more societies and just taken advantage of all the opportunities available to me.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

    1. Me too! I'm in the third year as well, and I just can't believe how quickly its gone :( Wish I had joined more too! At least we can help others learn from our mistakes! xx


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