Tips & Tricks For Freshers Week

By Sophie R - August 26, 2018


The first week of unversity was probably one of the toughest weeks I've ever gone through in my life. Far less of a structured schdual than college or school. Knowing practically noone on campus. And not having the warmth and familiarity of home to go back to every day. All these things made the first week, Fresher's Week, one of the most daunting times during my first year at university. So for todays post, with the help of some of my friends, I've gathered a list of trips and tricks to help you survive freshers week.



  1. Search up societies and clubs your university offers before the freshers fair.
    I'm sure every uni offers a freshers fair during freshers week, and one thing I can tell you is that it is crowded and chaotic. So for those of us who get panicked in situations like that, or even if you don't, I definitely suggest looking up societies and clubs beforehand so you can know of some sort of idea to what you want to put your name down for. They set societies up in alphabetical order at my uni at the fair making it easy to know where to go.

  2. Fresher is a good opportunity to make friends with people. Coursemates and flatmates are a great place to start. As Alice put it "They will save you multiple times!"

  3. Be lenient with yourself. Don't feel pressured to be really tired all week from staying out late. If you want to sleep early do. If you want to stay out late do. But do what you feel comfortable with and what your body can cope with.

  4. If you're struggling with being away from home give them a call. It's okay.

  5. Jump right into the deep end.
    Do as much stuff as you can, even if it scares you because it's a good way to get to know people and keep you busy so you won't feel as lost and homesick.

  6. If you drink remember to try and eat properly during the day and try and buy proper food because you will be ill.

  7. Pre-hard. You don't want to go sober because of money. You also don't want to fall for the ridiculous prices of things and spend heaps of money on tickets and alcohol.

  8. Frehsers flu is a thing. So try and drink and eat enough 'healthy' foods. It might be difficult the first week not knowing what to cook for yourself but even some frozen peas with your meals can help [plus you can cook these in the microwave], or even a glass of orange juice for breakfast. Anything that gets those vitamins in you.

  9. Remeber to sleep!

  10. HAVE FUN!

With the help of friends, this is quite the list. I hope if you're going to be a first year this year that you find something off this list helpful.

Fresher's week is a great week. Have fun. Make friends. Set yourself off for a good year.

My DMs are always open if anyone has any questions about university. And if you would like a blog post dedicated to anything send your suggestions my way.

- Sophie

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17 comments

  1. These are some good tips, and if anything, they are definitely something to be considered! I remember my freshers week, and not everyone wanted to drink etc, and that's absolutely fine. People shouldn't feel pressured by the others that are!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. I'm one of those who don't drink and I stand strongly to not feeling pressured to drink by others

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  2. I love this photo Soph, also great tips for freshers! I didn't jump in at the deep end last year but I think I'm gonna try and go to more events this year and get involved!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Thank you Luce! I was the same some what I only joined socialites I knew I would enjoy, this year I'm going to try my hand at something completely new and try and get out my room more

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  3. I'm sure this post is going to be very useful for freshers! You're right, coursemates really do pull you out of everything. I had an amusing set up with a coursemate during exam season where we would message eachother whenever we had a meltdown about work, whether it was 3pm or 3am, and put our heads together the next day in the Union to work it out. Most of the time we came to the conclusion that it wasn't actually that hard after all, and it was always nice to have a study buddy!

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. I hope it is helpful! My course mates and I had a group chat where when we had assignments we would share and trade ways of completing the questions

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  4. These are great tips for anyone starting uni! The freshers fayre can be so busy that tip about having an idea of what you want to join is such a good idea

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  5. This is so so important! I was terrified when I was a fresher x

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    1. I think all of us are some what as freshers, I hope this post can help some of them

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  6. Buying proper food is key. It's so easy to get caught on the comfort of fast food!
    Great tips :)

    http://www.desiringsme.com/summery-winter/

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  7. I never went to university, I find it fascinating learning what it's like through others eyes :D really great tips! When I first moved away from my family I was tempted to buy in fast food a lot because it was so easy and a comfort, but I got better (and healthier) at things as I grew confidence :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like :D)

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    1. It really is about feeling more confident in your own skills with cooking

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  8. Such great tips + lovely picture! Keep it up! <3
    https://octoberslallu.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great advice list- I definitely agree with the do what you want. I'm such a sucker for FOMO, and can't help but feel pressured to going out so much for Freshers, but there really is no need for every single night if you don't wanna!

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    1. I really stand by not being pressured into going out! Plus there are always other people who also don't want to go out

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