Freshers' Week 2013: The Guide
Your guide to getting ready for uniFreshers' Week tips
Heading to university this autumn? Take some advice from those who have already been there...Before you go to uni
Get yourself 100% ready for uni with our guide to everything from accommodation to big nights out.What to take to uni
We're pretty confident this list includes everything you could possibly need for uni. Be sure to check it before you start packing!Choosing a student bank account
Now you're a uni student all the banks want your business. We take a look at the best deals out there.
Talk about your uni's Freshers' Week
More for freshers...How to live on a budget
Being a student typically goes hand in hand with being flat broke. Get your head around budgeting to save yourself from hammering that overdraft too hard.Do you need a TV licence?
There are plenty of myths around the TV licence - not least that you don't need one if you're in halls. Make sure you don't get caught out.
Join the Freshers' Week chat on the boards
- Chat about what life's like at uni
- Ask for advice on student accommodation
- Talk to other people at your uni
- Money, money, money... Discuss student finance here
- Talk about your course
- Out of sorts? Join the health chat here...
- Blogs by this year's freshers
- Relationship chat and advice
More help for freshers
Now you're living away from home, there's plenty to think about. Our guides cover some of the most common questions...
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