Third Years tell us their best Freshers’ advice
We don’t want to Mother you, but this might help
With Freshers' Week well underway, we thought it would be useful to gather together some words of wisdom for all of you raring first year students.
Freshers' is the perfect time to let loose and bond with your new friends – some of which will be friends for life.
We’ve spoken to some students in the hope that some of their experiences will be able to guide the decisions you make and to ensure that you have the best time possible at University.
High point: Being nominated for Committee Member of the Year following a year as Sports Sec for the English Department
Worst Decision: Going too hard at a Stuesday's and ending up in my flatmates bed (alone) with no phone, credit card, keys or dignity
Freshers' Tip: Take flat shoes with you in every bad. Converse will be your best friend at uni
High Point: Meeting my besties for life
Worst Decision: Getting too drunk I almost knocked Verne Troyer off his stool in Freshers'
Freshers' Tip: Use a hairdryer instead of an iron
Ella, English and Drama
High Point: Competing with AU Cheer
Worst Decision: Going out on my crutches, getting drunk and getting in the shower with my cast on.
Freshers' Tip: Make the most of the fact that you only need 40% to pass first year – join lots of societies and sports!
High Point: The LSDCD Dance Comp in March – largest in the country! Placing first in Tap novice.
Worst Decision: Drinking a whole bottle of Tequila one night…
Freshers' Tip: Make the most of it because the time goes so so quick!
Tom, Automotive Engineering
High Point: Getting my placement with F1 and last night out in second year
Worst Decision: Not joining a sports team
Freshers' Tip: First year grade is still looked at if considering a placement
High Point: Meeting my boyf at Uni
Worst Decision: Smashing my tele, laptop and phone when drunk xox
Freshers' Tip: Don’t go into your overdraft – it’s a trap!