Try not to pay for clubs at the sports and activities fair, you may not enjoy them, try giving it a go first, or wait a day or so before handing over your money.
Don’t be tricked by anything that isn’t really free at the Fresher’s Fair, make sure you only grab what is truly free and doesn’t require signing up to some mailing list etc.
Try and go to as many events and activities as you can in Fresher’s Week, it doesn’t matter if it is tiring.
When you move in leave your door open while you unpack – in fact keep it open all the time you are awake in your room, even if you’re doing a bit of work, it’s always nice to appear friendly to your neighbours.
Don’t get so drunk you throw up all the time, try out more than just nightclub activities, as you get into your 2nd and 3rd years you will be less able to go out at night and outdoor activities and interests will become more appealing.
Talk to as many random people as you can, as you queue for things etc.
Try not to moan about things, people like optimists!
Don’t hide away in your room, its unlikely people will find you there.
Try avoiding any friends from home for the first week or so, it will be harder to make new friends if you are always going for the friends you know.
Take along some DVDs you know are popular and some music to play in your room.
Decorate your room with posters and other homely artefacts; usually there will be a poster fair at your union.
Don’t be scared to do things or go to clubs alone.
Once you gain your Student Card, make sure it is welded into your wallet, don’t go anywhere without it! (Seriously!)
Use protection if you find yourself having some Fresher’s Week sex.
Keep yourself looking clean and smart throughout Fresher’ week, shower, brush your teeth etc daily!