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    Heyyy Freshaaaas! :wavey:

    As I’m sure you’ll all aware, Freshers is the first proper introduction to university and uni life. From making friends to becoming more independent, Freshers is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!

    The exciting news is that this is just around the corner for you lovely lot. Starting uni is really exciting but it can be a tad scary, so to help ease any nerves you may have, why not get chatting to some other students who are in the “same boat” as you.

    What are you excited about? Is there anything making you nervous? Has anyone got any advice?

    You can also have a cheeky look at our Freshers Hub which is packed full of interesting and essential info which will help prepare you to be the ultimate fresher.

    If you’re looking for more specific advice about your uni or want get stuck in and create your own Freshers thread, don’t be shy about posting in their forum. You can find your uni here.

    Whether you want to know what to take to your first lecture or just need to learn how to boil an egg, post it and we'll do our best to answer!

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    I'm starting to get a bit nervous now, but hopefully I'll feel a bit better when I know where I'll be living and everything. I booked my accommodation back in March, and everything was quickly fully booked, but they've now said I can't move in there and we all had to get private accommodation. Because of my health problems, they're trying to find me a room on campus or I might not be able to go to uni this year at all, but the woman doing it is away until tomorrow now so fingers crossed I have somewhere to live. I just hope I get on with everyone and that I find people like myself!
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    What is Pres?
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    I like this thread idea :hugs:

    nervous about not making friends, finances (this more than anything, thanks government :yy:), worried that this dream will just fall flat on it's face, worried about living in a house with total strangers, worried about my parent being left behind cos i'm not there to look out for them and nervous about having no support

    i do want to go though, can't stay the same all your life and i dont want to either cos i annoy myself. This is a good opportunity to learn things and develop as a person but idk if it's naive to think that. We shall see

    in terms of preparation i have been slowly hoarding things and putting them in shoeboxes as well as buying a few things like underwear etc. Also have been learning to cook some recipes
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    (Original post by Alien8)
    What is Pres?
    Pres (pronounced with a long e like freeze, not like president) are pre-drinks - drinking at home on your own or with friends before going out to a club or a bar to save on cost, since drinks out are often very expensive.
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    (Original post by Alien8)
    What is Pres?
    pre-drinking. buying and consuming alcohol before going out to save money on not buying drinks at the bar.

    usually done with a group of buds, may be a small party-like atmosphere or just chill. usually drinking games involved.

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    get to be a fresher again happy days

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    Don't drink, so not looking to the countless "I don't drink" "why?" conversations. Hope there's lots to do other than clubbing/drinking activities.
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    (Original post by TheMoon)
    Don't drink, so not looking to the countless "I don't drink" "why?" conversations. Hope there's lots to do other than clubbing/drinking activities.
    You get used to them after a while. I've been in recovery for five years whilst working in a pub, so it's become as passé for me as discussing the weather.
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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    I'm starting to get a bit nervous now, but hopefully I'll feel a bit better when I know where I'll be living and everything. I booked my accommodation back in March, and everything was quickly fully booked, but they've now said I can't move in there and we all had to get private accommodation. Because of my health problems, they're trying to find me a room on campus or I might not be able to go to uni this year at all, but the woman doing it is away until tomorrow now so fingers crossed I have somewhere to live. I just hope I get on with everyone and that I find people like myself!
    Did you hear back from the accommodation lady lovely?

    You are a wonderful person! You will attract lots of lovely person into your life.

    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    I like this thread idea :hugs:

    nervous about not making friends, finances (this more than anything, thanks government :yy:), worried that this dream will just fall flat on it's face, worried about living in a house with total strangers, worried about my parent being left behind cos i'm not there to look out for them and nervous about having no support

    i do want to go though, can't stay the same all your life and i dont want to either cos i annoy myself. This is a good opportunity to learn things and develop as a person but idk if it's naive to think that. We shall see

    in terms of preparation i have been slowly hoarding things and putting them in shoeboxes as well as buying a few things like underwear etc. Also have been learning to cook some recipes
    Sounds like you're doing some awesome preparation :hugs:

    In terms of money, do you think you'll be able to do a part time job at uni? I worked in H&M for my first and second year and did bar work at the SU from the end of my second year and all of the 3rd - had the best time and met so many lovely people that way
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    I'm getting quite nervous now, mostly for living in dorms. I guess I'm a mature student and I am a bit worried about making friends or even just fitting in. I also got offered the job as Residential Assistant and I'm worried that is going to alienate me further. No-one is going to like the person telling them to be quiet when they are partying... although it would be nice to help people if they were feeling down or stressed...


    I guess money is a worry but I've lived alone and on tighter budgets so its not awful, and I'm really excited for my course and making the steps to a new future...


    It's mostly just all the worries I'm having with living with strangers and being older...

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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    Did you hear back from the accommodation lady lovely?

    You are a wonderful person! You will attract lots of lovely person into your life.
    Yeah, still nowhere to live though! There's absolutely nothing left but I'm apparently top of the list for any cancellations come results day, but I have to wonder how many others they've said that to. I'm trying to prepare for uni and everything and was really enjoying it, but it's hard when I don't even know if I can go anymore. Kinda takes the fun out of it

    Thank you :heart:
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    (Original post by kiwibox)
    I'm getting quite nervous now, mostly for living in dorms. I guess I'm a mature student and I am a bit worried about making friends or even just fitting in. I also got offered the job as Residential Assistant and I'm worried that is going to alienate me further. No-one is going to like the person telling them to be quiet when they are partying... although it would be nice to help people if they were feeling down or stressed...


    I guess money is a worry but I've lived alone and on tighter budgets so its not awful, and I'm really excited for my course and making the steps to a new future...


    It's mostly just all the worries I'm having with living with strangers and being older...

    :erm:
    I'm a 'mature student' - 22 This is my second time heading off to uni, I've completed first year previously but left due to health problems. I can honestly say that you don't need to worry about your age and fitting in etc. I don't know what it's like at your uni, but I know from my experience and that of many others, that there are so many people of different ages and it really doesn't matter.

    Those on my old course ranged from 18 - 60, and everything in between! We all socialised and no one was excluded due to age whatsoever.

    Many unis have societies/groups/Facebook pages for mature students, so maybe have a look at those if you want to meet others in your position, but I bet you'll be absolutely fine!
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    What are the dates of freshers 2017?
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    (Original post by K BS)
    What are the dates of freshers 2017?
    It depends what university you're going to
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    Hey guys I'm really looking forward to starting uni and having independence!! I'm nervous about meeting new people but I'm sure everything will be fine once I'm there and going with the flow
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    I'm nervous about living with strangers, and the whole social aspect of it. I think I'll be fine but it's still something which makes me nervous for uni. Otherwise, I'm excited for my course and meeting new people!
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    Hi, when moving into a twin room in student halls, is it customary to exchange welcome gifts?
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    Argh! I'm trying to apply for student finance and I do not know what the hell to do! Santander asks for your incomings and outgoings which at the moment would be £0, £0. But that didn't feel right so I rang them up and they told me to estimate how much I'll have/ spend at university, but they didn't sound sure and that still feels not quite right! Anyone else have any ideas?
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    (Original post by Frobisher)
    Argh! I'm trying to apply for student finance and I do not know what the hell to do! Santander asks for your incomings and outgoings which at the moment would be £0, £0. But that didn't feel right so I rang them up and they told me to estimate how much I'll have/ spend at university, but they didn't sound sure and that still feels not quite right! Anyone else have any ideas?

    Might be better to ask this in the Ask Student Finance England section? May get more answers that way!

 
 
 
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