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Top 5 ways for fresher’s to build a social life at University

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin

  1. Start early: the first week at University defines the rest of the year
  • First day: KEEP YOUR DOOR OPEN!! Therefore people can drop in and say hello anytime
  • Don’t spend too long in your room, if you see a group of people chatting don’t be scared and get involved as your all in the same boat.
  1. Get involved on Campus!
  • Join! Join! Join! Fresher’s is the perfect year to join an intramural team and get involved in social events is a great way to meet people.
  • During fresher’s week hit every event you can!
  1. Lecture attendance key!!
  • Introduce yourself to people around you during the first week of class just puts your face in their memory and offer help whenever you can.
  • Bonus: helping others with assignments helps solidify your own knowledge and confidence in the course.
  1. Don’t be the odd one out
  • From personal experience being the drunkest on the first night of fresher’s is never a smart idea. Go slow and make sure to focus on making friends before making cocktails as it never ends well.
  1. Earn extra cash with on-campus job
  • If you feel there is time in your schedule for a part-time job then why not apply?
  • Working a job related to your intended career can give you useful leads when you’ve graduated and need contacts.

6 reasons you should move to hull immediately!

  1. Value for money

Hull one of the few big cities in the UK with veryyyy reasonable living costs (around 30% cheaper than London). Providing affordable student living facilities, so the student loan can be fully enjoyed!

Hull university halls

  1. Humber bridge

Opened in 1981 is a sight you can’t miss (literally!!) when you visit hull. With a country park nearby is a trip well worth doing.

Humber bridge
  1. Shopping 

Spoils you for choice with Hull being home to 3 great shopping centers: St. Stephens, Princes Quay and prospect center.

Hull’s Prospect centre
St. Stephens centre
  1. Hull fair

One of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs. Reaching its 700th anniversary as one of Hull’s oldest traditions, is an annual event that can’t be missed whenever you come to Hull.

Vibrant Hull fair
  1. UK city of culture 2017

Being recognised as the UK city of culture 2017, Hull is expecting a full years of cultural diversified events each better than the last.

UK City of Culture 2017-Hull
  1. Endless sightseeing venues

History in abundance- Ranging from the Maritime museum to the Ferens art gallery all with free entry as you know you can’t put a price on knowledge!

Maritime museum
Hull and East riding museum artefact

The deep- An aquarium, museum and environmental charity. For around £10 can get you unlimited entrance for a year!

Hull famous aquarium – The Deep

Seasonal students, which library antics suits your animal and tips to improve

Which animal are you? Try the quiz, and then read on tips on how the Library can help each type of animal.

Do you do all your work at the last minute?

  1. When else?
  2. Quite a lot of it: I do a late-night blitz in the Silent Study rooms on Floor 2
  3. Known to get up at dawn on submission day
  4. I can’t think of anything worse

Do you reserve short loan books you know you’ll need?

  1.  What?
  2. When I remember
    to log into my Library account
  3. Prefer to go in when the Library opens and get my books before anyone else
  4. Always

Have you experienced the Library at midnight?

  1. The night before a deadline, yes!
  2. My favorite time to be there
  3. I would rather get up early to do my work and then go to the pub
  4. Are you kidding?

Mostly 1:Wild-eyed mouse

  • Spend day and night running that rat race round the library for anything useful.
  • Tip: make a list of useful books

Mostly 2: Midnight owl

  • Prefer to work at night, only use the books that aren’t already checked out.
  • Tip: Request for book to be held

Mostly 3: Morning rooster

  • In the library 8:am sharp, but if short loan books already taken .
  • Tip: reserve a short loan book for certain day online

Mostly 4: The sea-lion that never forgets