It was several years ago but still, I had fun. Too much alcohol, even by my standards. Made lots of friends.
first time round was in sept 2008 at edinburgh uni. i went really shy and had an ensuite room so i ended up staying in my room petrified of going out. so i found it extremely hard to make friends (obviously).
second time round is gonna be in sept 2010 and i've learnt a lot about myself and have generally gained quite a lot of confidence. i chose a cheap accomodation spot on campus and i intend to mix as much as possible with as many people as i can (as well as work hard!! this is the most important part of uni, in my opinion). so i would recommend, going all out and more open-minded, try as hard as you can not to be shy (drink a little if you have to for courage or whatever) and talk to as many people as possible, try and find people with similar interests because these are the ones you'll most likely keep in contact with. at edinburgh i made about 7-8 friends despite my shyness but i have nothing in common with them, find them quite annoying tbh so dont speak to them anymore.
I want to sleep with 1000 women on freshers week
I found it quite difficult. Everyone was trying too hard to be cool and get one over other people to make themselves look good. I much prefer 2nd year where everyone's relaxed and friendly. Also, one of my hallmates decided straight away that she couldn't stand me for no reason. I overheard her *****ing about me on the 2nd day, and she got everyone to leave without me Tuesday and Wednesday night when I was looking forward to going out with them so I ended up staying in by myself.
Wow I'm pretty amazed at how crap some people's freshers were... Is it really this bad?
I found it all rather easy because my mind had been expanded by my gap year in Uganda, and it also made for some thrilling conversations with anyone new.
soo nevous as im kinda shy but just going to try and be open and get to know people.
It set the tone for the my whole time at uni, lots of lash and lots of gash, if you know what I mean.
Seriously though, freshers week was alright, but things do get easier once you are settled in. Fresher's week is hectic because people have not found their friend groups yet, and everyone is trying to make friends with everyone else, and you will probably meet a lot of people who you will spend the next three years avoiding. I didn't find it as socially awkward as it would have been without the amount of alcohol there was.
I was a bit worried about fresher's week, but there wasn't really that much need to be. It is daunting having to make new friends, in an unfamiliar environment, but everyone else is in the same situation. I am quite shy, but I managed to get through it ok. I missed freshers week this year, starting at a new uni as a post grad, but still managed to settle in, (and arguably better than I did as an undergraduate). The college system helps a lot.
P.S. Do not put your name down for all the societies mailing lists at the freshers fair. I am still getting spam from some of them from my previous university, three and a bit years on. They often have unsubscribing systems that do not work, and you are likely to never have anything to do with nine out of ten of the ones you sign up for.
BEST WEEK OF MY LIFE. Oh yes. Everyone's SO friendly, there are millions of possible conversational topics (however mundane!), you do crazy stuff, you simply cannot predict what's gonna happen. I definitely got lucky with my flatmates though, I got a good bunch. Most people do! If you don't, though, this is the main time in your life where it is TOTALLY acceptable to go down to the bar on your own and just talk to strangers. Seriously. It's weirder to stay indoors, alone.
I had a huge amount of fun but it was physically and emotionally draining (mine was a fornight).
Good fun but once only I feel. I made my best friends after it tbh alot of people I went out with in freshers I don't really talk to now.