Whether you hit the mark and got your university place straight away, or had to go through clearing, you will be starting to gear up to leaving home and experiencing university life. Your parents will be feeling nostalgic and will be getting upset about you flying the nest and you will be excited with tinges of nerves. Whether you will be going far away from home or just a couple of hours away your life will be changing forever. You will gain independence, make new friends, have to cook your own food and do your homework without being nagged by your parents.
When you are driven to your hall of residence the car will be full of kitchen utensils you will never use, washing powder you will never use and probably a brand new piece of tech. If you are clever you will have calculated how long you are going to leave it before you visit home and bring enough clothes to last then take them all home for mummy to wash – because she’ll love that. Your parents will worry about you eating properly, making friends and enjoying your course when in fact this worry is misplaced because it is Freshers Week that should worry them the most.
Freshers Week is when you wear your best pair of Levis jeans and brand new trainers so you can dress to impress but are more likely to damage the knees when you lean over the toilet being sick. Freshers Week is when all the good innocent girls and boys suddenly become rampant alcohol fuelled sex machines that cannot hold their booze. Freshers Week is when you make loads of new cool friends that you spend the rest of your time at uni trying to un-friend. In fact during that time period your future career is the furthest from your mind.
Here are four important tips to get you through Freshers Week without causing a negative impact on your future career:-
- Avoid taking selfies that would get you into trouble such as; being naked, taking drugs, having sex and stealing traffic cones.
- Use protection – you don’t really want to make babies at this point or catch STDs (Even sexy chicks have STDs).
- Always carry enough cash for the taxi fare home and learn your address off by heart.
- Please regulate your drinking because you really don’t want to get done for being Drunk and Disorderly or spend the night in A&E.
Whatever you do enjoy yourself but don’t put your health at risk – you will still make friends if you don’t become centre of attention.