Being A First Year

I am a self proclaimed fresher/first year who doesn’t drink (much) or party. Many of you will probably think I’m a wet drip (which is quite possibly true). However, there will be a small collective who like me, don’t drink or party.  I hated freshers week. For me, drinking isn’t a priority. Everyone getting extremely drunk and waking me up wasn’t exactly brilliant. For me the fun started when I got into the swing of uni. So I figured I’d give some tips on how to be a fresher (the non partying style): Everyone is in the same boat. It’s…

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10 Things All Freshers Do

1) Convince yourself you’ll be on your own the first week of class.We’ve all been there, that dreaded first day, not knowing anyone and thinking we’ll be sat in the corner all alone. But remember, everyone is in the same boat and loads of other students don’t know anyone else either. So put on your best smile, sit next to someone who is sitting alone and offer them a mint – the best way to break the ice and make a new pal.2) Buy tickets to ALL the freshers’ events.While going out every night during freshers’ week is super fun,…

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Memory Tips For Building Friendships

One of the most useful skills that you can develop in life is the ability to remember the names of people that you meet. It is an age old truth that people love hearing the sound of their own name. If you think about it for a second you’ll realize that you already instinctively know this to be true. The most popular people at school, at sports and social clubs, and other organizations that you may be involved with, tend to know everyone’s name. Politicians understand this fact of life very well. When a politician attends a fundraiser, they want…

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Uni Essentials You Didn’t Realise You Needed

So you’re off to uni. You’ve packed your bedding, clothes and lots and lots of alcohol right? You’ve hundreds of boxes all piled into the boot of the car. You feel as though you’ve packed everything but yourself but hang on? Aren’t you forgetting something?Here are some of the most commonly forgotten about essentials that you definitely need in order to survive uni.Pain KillersWhether you’re the type that’s prone to headaches or not, these will definitely be making an appearance amongst those essentials during freshers week! We all know that in order to fully immerse ourselves into the uni experience,…

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What Uni stereotype are you (boys)?

Most people come to Uni as your typical average Joe but it is inevitable that you will fall into one of these stereotypes:”The fresher try hard”You go out of your way to become the alpha male by drinking dirty pints whilst being cheered along to the original ‘I like to drink with….’ Chant.  When asked the inevitable question ‘how many girls have you slept with’ on the first night of freshers, you quadruple the number of girls – classic. You pretend you know nothing about your fit flat mate who’s well out of your league but really you know what car…

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