Well now the horrific wait for A level results is over, you probably have the next big thing on your mind: freshers! So for the next few weeks I’ll be covering some of the important things you might be wondering!! This week as you can see, I’ll be talking about what to pack up and bring with you (total mission) along with a VERY useful tip right at the end and then next week if you stay tuned I’ll talk about the biggy: meeting new people and what its all like! Scary stuff huh! Third week will be all about the Freshers Fayre, so I hope this helps out!
Sooo..sorting out what stuff to bring for uni.. where to start!!?!? Lets start with the important stuff – food 😀 you’re defo gonna need to kit yourselves out for the kitchen so – pots, pans, any equipment you can get your hands on (try and nick it off mum and dad if possible haha). You’ll need kitchen utensils like scissors, ladle, and some sharp knives. Chopping board is always a winner, cos chopping vegetables and stuff can be difficult on a plate, unless for some awful reason you’re allergic to all fruit and vegetables – I like to think I have this issue:) The other obvious ones are a couple of plates and bowls, mugs and glasses, and some cutlery. You don’t need to worry about any electrical things – in each kitchen in halls of residence they supply a microwave, kettle, and oven. Oh and a fridge and freezer too!! You can expect to have one freezer draw each – so think carefully on your first shopping session about what things you need/want in there!
For your room – you’ll obviously need all your shiz to live with like clothes etc, so I wont go into that! You all get an ensuite as standard with the halls of residence at Treforest campus so don’t forget to bring your own stuff for cleaning!! If you’ve got speakers, have an acoustic guitar, or have some board games which could be a laugh, don’t even think about it, just pack ‘em! It will all help have a good time, especially at the start when you’re meeting people!
Try not to forget bedding, tea towels and washing powder – there are washing machines on campus close to your accommodation for your clothing washes – £2 for a wash and £1 for the tumble drier.
Now don’t go forgetting you might actually be doing just a tad of studying whilst you’re here, so pens, lined paper, and other useful stationary might come in handy!
Right so for my final very handy tip… don’t be a complete tool like I was and lock your car keys and room keys in your flat whilst unpacking!! :p Although fair play, it’s a good way to meet the accommodation staff! Any q’s, fire away as usual! J