The Student Room Freshers' Pack
Got a place? What do you do next?
Never fear! TSR has had many an anxious applicant, prospective student and fresher receive the benefit of the wisdom of more seasoned students.
This is TSR's virtual fresher pack, intended for those about to start or just starting university, and it's filled with the very best advice from thousands of threads on The Student Room.
Preparing for Uni
What To Take To University
Many students have fretted over what to take to university and, maybe more importantly, what they'd be better leaving behind. This list has been compiled over a number of years and has proved invaluable to many students.
Student Bank Accounts
Why to get one, how to choose one, how to get one, what to do if it all goes pear-shaped...
Apply for Student Support
A guide to applying for student support such as loans and grants
Insurance, Possessions and Personal Security
Students take thousands of pounds worth of goods to university with them every year. A quick page on Insurance.
A quick common sense guide to personal security and staying safe.
I know, it may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but you have to think of it.
A plethora of tips on what to do before you head off.
The First Week
Freshers' Week is exciting, bewildering, tiring, exciting. Here are some tips on how to handle it the best you can.
Here's the page that'll help you with the very basics of how to manage your finances and get into good habits from the beginning of your student life.
These tips range from the different bank account benefits, how you can productively use your overdraft to how to live off a bag of pasta for a month.
Looking After Yourself
It's true! They're all out to help you!
The Beginning of Your Academic Life
From lectures, to folders to the exams...
Fully Fledged Student
- Chat with other new applicants on your university sub forum or thread - If you are unsure where to post check out our A-Z of Universities Guide.
- Chat about University in General University Discussion
- Life at University