I’m chilling in the south of France right now in 35 degree heat, not to make you jealous or anything but it’s bliss:) I was just a little tempted to write this blog in French because of that but I figured it would be a little harsh on those of you that don’t speak French, so I’ll stick to English haha.
Following on from last weeks blog about what to take with you to uni, this time im gonna talk about the social side!
Sooo..the notorious freshers week you’ve all heard of! If you can manage to stay sober during the day, then there are actually induction activities which you gotta attend – as well as picking up your student ID, attending a number of talks and meeting staff and lecturers, you’ll also meet your course mates and it will be a chance to simply meet for the first time and start to get used to being at uni.
You’ll also meet people simply around your accommodation blocks etc whilst your moving in – just say hey if you bump into someone, and you never know, you’ll probably end up chatting and arrange a pub visit in no time, worked for me:) if you meet people from other flats, then why not invite them into your flat to chill for a bit – that way lots of flats start to make friends and it helps the whole process.
The next big thing is to try and survive your first week of cooking! Maybe see if your flatmates are up for some joint social cooking where you can all chip in, and get to know each other in the process. That’s what I did for my first week and I made some good friends from it 🙂 oh and the variety of food was pretty good too!
And so finally, we reach the biggy you’ve all been waiting for: the evenings!! Book in advance!!! Otherwise tickets will sell out really fast when you turn up! If you’re not that bothered then that’s fine – not everyone will always be out cos you cant afford it, so there will always be others from your new friends group who are still around for hitting the pub, which I reckon is probably more fun and social anyway!
You’ll have an awesome time so if you are worrying a little bit about meeting people, then don’t… just go with the flow and see where it takes you! J