DUN DUN DUNNNNN.
Is that going to be you? Do you want some handy tips given from people who are going into their second year of university? Well, click "Read More" and have a nose at this great advice...
Ask your parents, grandparents or other family members to create boxes filled with some food and cleaning products. Anything from tinned soup, cereal, sponges, washing up liquid and washing powder. You are bound to need it all. Plus it means you don't have to go out and buy it all...
2. Go out as much as possible in Freshers week!
This is the time where all the Freshers are in the same boat - lonely and looking for friends (haha!) it is the easiest way to start talking to people who live near you and are in your year. Even if you're too hungover from the night before, go out! Otherwise you'll either regret it or you won't be as popular as everyone else!
3. Be prepared for tears.
So it's moving in day and you are adamant that you are not going to cry, but it's likely that at least one of your parents are, or in my case, my little sister started my entire family off. Be prepared and if you start crying just hide in your room till your blotchy red face starts to return to its normal colour so that you feel okay when meeting your housemates.
4. Keep yourself busy in the first few weeks.
This is the time when you may start to feel homesick, or it may just feel a bit weird not having your mum around or your siblings arguing with you. If you keep yourself busy, then you don't have a chance to think too much about home until you are more settled.
5. Join your university freshers page on Facebook and Twitter
This is the easiest way to find the people you are going to be living with. If you're nervous about not knowing anyone, then you'll feel more at ease if you manage to find someone who is in the same flat as you. Plus, you'll find the details about loads of different events organised for the first few weeks.
6. Explore your new town/city in the first few days with your housemates
If you're unsure of your route into university if you aren't on campus, or are just eager to know where all the shops are, then this is a great way to spend time with your housemates.
7. Decide on a weekly allowance
This just handy to know how much you need to spend on food, and how much you have left to go out and partayyyy!
8. Decorate your room
It just makes it feel more homely when you put loads of pictures up on the walls and fill it with all of your things
9. Plan your clubbing money
Don't take your debit card out with you, if you know that you will get crazy drunk and buy all of your new friends tequila shots! Take out the cash that you need with a little bit extra for taxis. Ohhhh, and it helps to have change for the taxi if you are sharing, and for club entry fees.
10. Avoid bringing all of your belongings.
You will not need half the stuff that you are going to bring to university. I was told this, yet I still brought it all. The clothes that you think "oh I;ll bring that just in case" you won't need. Just thing, the less you bring, the less you have to tidy and sort out when you move.
"LESS IS MORE"
11. Don't pay for a TV license
Just catch up on your favourite programs the following day. It isn't worth your money.
12. DVD's are good for nights in
They are a topic starter and something to do when you don't fancy going out for the fourth time in a row.
They are cheaper!!! Plus better to hang out with people your own age than really old men, aye?!
14. Things you don't think you'll need:
Hangers, Bin Bags, Washing up Liquid, Toilet Roll, a Vegetable Peeler, Bottle Opener, Clothes Drying Rack, Resealable freezer bags,
15. Lambrini is cheap...
and it gets you drunk but it also makes you put on a stone after drinking it every other night for the past 6 months. Think wisely.
16. Home cooked meals are the best
Ask the person who cooks at home to freeze you some of the dish so you can take it to university and just defrost it when you fancy a taste from home.
17. PRE-DRINK before you go out
Just means you'll save money and you won't have to buy too many drinks when you're out
Other tips and pointers....
Freeze bread in pairs to avoid it growing mouldy when you don't eat in quick enough.
If a club is offering you a free shot in return for your details - use FAKE information
It is always handy to own a printer
Attempt to start work ages before the deadline so you avoid missing nights out with your new pals.
Host pre-drinks and invite your neighbours to be social
If you can't walk in a straight line before you leave the house, don't bother going out cause you won't get in!
When you are working in the library, do not look at the clock - time slows and then freezes
Shop in Aldi or Lidl if possible - it's the cheapest.
If you're going to want friends to stay, bring spare pillows and blankets
Don't miss deadlines, you will lose loads of unnecessary marks
Avoid calling your family in the first few weeks if you are homesick, you will probably cry at the sound of their voice
If you think you are drunk, you probably are.
Glitterbomb - go early if you want to grab some free gifts.
Parham Student Villagers - B&M sells cheap alcohol
Venue @ Kent Uni has a bus service for Christchurch students
Wednesday night is student night @ Chemistry
Take your student card on nights out, you will probably need it if you don't take it.
Get yourself on guestlists if possible, it's usually cheaper
The Penny Theatre is a pub, not a theatre. It also does a quiz night on Sundays with money up for grabs.
The Brewery Tavern is the cheap night out on a Thursday