Basically, I leave for Uni on the 25th September, off to Sussex and looking forward to it (kinda). I've got the usual pre-Uni nerves (so I'm told), and was thinking about having a mate up to stay over on Arrival weekend. Anyone else done this? Has anyone had mates to stay over at any other point?
you might not want to in the first week you are there, everyone else will be feeling just as nervous as you and you are all in the same boat, and if you have an old friend there it might cut you off from the rest of the group. you will all talk to eachother eventually and probably get on fantastically and make new friends for life. the friend that you are planning to take up was a stranger once, after all. i think you should stay on your own and mingle with the people you are gonna be living with, it will force you to come out of your shell rather than staying with the safe option of someone you already know. my flatmates and I had friends come to stay later on in the year, no problem, but i dont think i would have liked to have done it in the very first week before i had got to know anyone, i would have felt left behind after everyone else had met eachother. maybe have a friend up to help you move your stuff in and keep yo company on the journey, but wave them off with your parents, dont have them stay for the weekend.
Oh I wouldn't do it the first weekend, they'll hold you back. You need to be forced into a situation of making friends and as quickly as possible I reckon. I'm gonna have my best friends come up about a month or so into it so I've got myself sorted out
I'd say don't take anyone - when I moved in last year, my boyfriend turned up at the last minute to come down with me - he didnt stay over but it was quite late and once he'd gone I didn't feel like socialising.
It's best to go it alone, everyone is wanting to make friends cos you'll be together for a year, possibly more.
Make sure you have friends down during the year though, its cool to meet all the people in those photos you see on everyone's pinboards lol