Freshers Tips - Worcester Uni

Freshers' Tips


Freshers’ week is one of the great British party institutions.  For the first two weeks of the Uni term, students are encouraged to get out of their rooms and get to know other people, the university, and the city.  It’s a great time and not to be missed but it can also be a little exhausting.  Here are some Freshers’ tips to help you get the best.

Make New Friends

Freshers Week is always a great time to make new friends and meet new people.

Naturally, when going to university it can be daunting, even a little scary, but it’s a great opportunity to meet likeminded people that are studying the same course as you are just living in the same area.

Like anybody going to freshers, it’s that time when you feel a little bit on your own, you’re going to brand new university in a brand new area, but with a little bit of self-confidence and a good push. You’ll find the right people and they’ll definitely be your friends for life.

Freshers Tips - Eat a Bit HealthyEat Smart and Budget

You need to eat smart, healthy and wallet friendly. Well, I think like most people when you first go to university, your cooking skills are naturally put to the test. We kind of think to ourselves that we know how to cook like a natural Gordon Ramsay in the making… but its only when we step away from our parents that we really find out that our cooking skills are just a little limited.

However, this is also the time to make sure that you don’t go out too much and spend money on you know fast food and alternative cooking. This is a good time for you to learn some new basic skills. You don’t have to eat pasta every day of the week!

Join Student Clubs and Societies

Joining student clubs and societies is a great way to meet new people and really get your name out there. Naturally. It can be a little bit intimidating, but there are so many opportunities and interests at the university. It allows you to really meet people that have the same interests as you and get to know new buddies.

Be a Great Flat Mate

Freshers Tips - Don't be Messy
Be a good flatmate!

Seriously, nobody likes her messy flatmate. Everyone accepts that you may have different interests and you may have had a different upbringing. This is quite normal, and people are usually pretty OK with that. But it’s also important to understand that you want to be a good flatmate, making sure that you keep your flat consistently clean, making sure that it’s up to the right standards and helping people out when they need it.

Take A Break

When it comes to Freshers, learn to take a break.  It’s so important to take a break or you’re going to learn about burn-out before you need to. Sometimes when we first start university, we’re so busy moving in a billion different directions that we’re constantly trying to get things done. Sure – you should get out and meet people. Yes – go out have a good time. But … it’s important sometimes to step back to and take a break. You may think that you can surf a two-week long party, but you’ll enjoy it more if you recharge your batteries along the way. Just remember – at university it’s important to also focus on selfcare.

Freshers Tips - Take a Break

Be Yourself

Don’t worry about trying to reinvent your personality. When you get to university. It’s important for you to make sure that you are my 100% you.   It’s really had to keep up an act for three years and the truth is – you won’t anyway.  Trust me, you’ll find that people want to fit in with you as much as you do with them.

Fresher can be one of the best times of your life if you play smart, pace yourself and be brave.