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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. Remember, most new students take far too much to Uni - if it doubt, leave it at home.

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.

TV Licence

I know, it may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but you have to think of it.

General Advice

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.

Settling In


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

See the Student Life and Life at University section for other information about issues such as travelling, disability, renting a house and general advice from sage predecessors.

Good Luck!

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