You’re in a new place, with new people, trying to learn how to get by without your parents help - no doubt you will make some mistakes along the way.
But to give you a heads up, here are some common mistakes everyone has made at one point that should prepare you student savvy.
- Keep your bag zipped. Keep your bag zipped or the clasp facing inwards so your belongings stay safe.
- Save taxi numbers in your phone. You’re stuck at the end of a night out freezing on the street with your friends, and no taxi in sight. Fancy being everyone's hero?
- Charge your phone before a night out. Because those taxi numbers are pretty useless without it.
- Register at your local GP. You don't want to have to do this when you're actually ill, so get it done before so you don't have to worry.
- Take Pictures. Sorry, no selfies - although it is Freshers' so go on then! But get some snaps of your room and report any faults straight away, unless you want to pay for them later.
- Know your address. Save it in your phone, the last thing you want to do is forget it at 2am when you want to go home.
- Stick with mates. Going home with your friends is safer and let's face it, loads more fun.
- Get out of your room. Staying in can become very isolating and can sometimes make homesickness, worries, anxiety only worse. Getting our of your room or leaving the kitchen to head to the common room can lift a weight off your shoulders.
- Have a night off. Day events and nights out are all great for meeting people but one too many can make you feel run down.
- Don’t get locked out. Keep your key with you and in a safe place at all times when you leave your flat.
- Attend social events. There is plenty of free Social Programme events in your common room every week. If thats from a party to a chilled movie night, sometimes you just have to stretch your legs outside of your bedroom.