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Five Things You NEED To Do In Your First Semester At University

Get off to the best start.

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Starting university can be one of the most exciting times in any young person’s life – though it can also be a pretty daunting first few weeks.

That rings even truer when you’re moving to a new city surrounded by a group of new people.

While everything can seem a little overwhelming, it’s important to remember that there’s plenty of others in the same boat. Here’s a few pointers to get the most out of your first couple of months in your new setting.

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Join a society

This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to immerse yourself into a group of new people. It could even be a perfect opportunity to finally take up that new hobby.


There are societies for pretty much anything these days too, whether it’s running, cooking or drinking you’re sure to find something interesting.

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Explore your new surroundings

Getting to grips with your new city is vital – why not spend your first few days exploring every nook and cranny?

Using a Brompton hire bike is a convenient and cheap way to take in the city on a budget. Find your nearest dock here.

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Find your new local

With this, it’s a case of the sooner the better. The social side of things is undoubtedly one of the best parts of university and securing a base for that is hugely important.

This could be the setting for some of your best memories, so best make it a good one.

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Scope out the takeaway scene

While we’re obviously not encouraging poor dietary choices, there’s no getting around the fact that fast-food will almost definitely make an appearance more than once.

Finding a reliable food spot that can fuel those last minute essay slogs is an essential cog for the year ahead.

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Make your halls your own

After all, this is going to be your home for the best part of the next year so you really need to put your stamp on it.

Having a space you actually enjoy being in just makes sense. Think lights, plants and comfy cushions – they all make a huge difference in transforming your room.

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