Inspiring’s tips on how to survive Freshers

By Hannah Roberts

Dubbed by most as “the best week of your life”. Your Freshers’ Week is something to be cherished; an opportunity that should be exploited to its full potential. Granted, it is likely to be one of the most nerve-racking life experiences to date, but it needn’t be! Having all survived the rollercoaster that is university, we thought we’d club together to give you our personal advice on how to make it through the journey unscathed…

The Marketing Monkeys’ pearls of wisdom:

“Take a bottle opener, get to know your late night pizza delivery guy and say yes to every invite in the first month. Bear in mind whoever you meet in the first few weeks won’t necessarily be your life-long uni mates, so don’t panic!”

“If your parents are nice enough to stock you up on supplies, take advantage of this. Everyone loves a mate with lots of beer!”

“Make sure the kitchen staff in your catered hall know the severity of your nut allergy otherwise you end up spending the night in hospital on the first night of Freshers’ Week“

The HR Honeys’ top tips:

“Don’t miss your introductory lectures – they are important! I missed mine because I got horrendously drunk and overslept, and had no clue what was going on! Also, ensure you stock up on supplies to combat Freshers’ flu… Paracetamol and orange juice are key.”

“Take loads of vitamin tablets – losing your voice during Freshers’ Week is the worst and can pose a slight problem when trying to introduce yourself to people. Pack a hot water bottle – it will get chilly. And bring sweets/cakes/home comforts that you can share with everyone.”

Fresh rules to follow from our Accounts Angels:

“Go to as many events as you can, sign up to lots of societies and talk to everyone! Make sure your door is wide open while you’re unpacking!”

“Don’t just stick with one group of people like those on your course or your flat mates; branch out and don’t be afraid to meet new people.”

“Buy a doorstop! It keeps your door open so you can look inviting and friendly and use Berocca as a pre-drinking mixer, it’s cheaper and nips hangovers in the bud!”

…Which team do you reckon had the best Freshers then? Of course the important thing to take away from all of this is to have fun; this is a once in a lifetime experience that unfortunately cannot be repeated. Make friends, make stories and be sensible – Inspiring can’t take responsibility for anything you get up to!

Hannah is a Digital Marketing Executive at Inspiring. She tweets about all things golden here: @hlcroberts and pins all things pretty here: gildthelilly. You can also connect with Hannah on Google+