The first weeks of university can be a whirlwind of excitement. For many people it can be their first time living away from home.
You’ll experience freedoms that you’ve never known before, but also responsibilities you might not have dealt with. With a bit of forethought and preparation you can make the most of those first days, making them as exciting and stress-free as possible.
Here’s our advice for getting the most out of your first weeks at uni.
Talk to as many people as you can. You probably won’t meet the people you are going to be closest to in your first day or two, but you probably will meet the people you’ll be seeing a lot of either in halls or in rented accommodation. Meeting as many people as possible can make your first days and weeks more comfortable as there will be more friendly faces, more people to ask if you get stuck with something, and more potential friends.
Say yes to new things, go out to events, try a new society, whatever appeals to you. There are loads of different opportunities at university, and if you find one you enjoy, you’ll likely make friends with some like minded people along the way.
As exciting as all these new activities can seem, you don’t have infinite energy. You may have to pick and choose a little so that you’re not an exhausted wreck by the end of freshers’ week. Keeping yourself healthy can help you to avoid the dreaded freshers’ flu.
The social aspect of university can be amazing, but remember to focus on your classes. It’s easier to stay on top of things if you don’t fall behind in the first place. You can always organise a study group to make the best of both worlds.
Instead of flailing around at the last minute the day before classes start, try to get organised. Unpack all of your things, get to know the local area a bit (take some of your new friends along) and figure out how to get to your lectures. It’ll help any first day nerves if you feel prepared.
Though we can’t help you with your studies, we might be able to help you with your accommodation. Here at City Lets Lincoln we have a range of student let properties. Get in touch today to find out more, or check out our properties to plan for next year.
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