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Fresher’s Week Surviving Guide for the International Students

Guide for the International Students

By Tessa youngPublished about a year ago 4 min read

Fresher’s week is your chance to meet new people, get to know your university, and have endless fun. There is a wide range of socializing activities, events, and more so that you can feel welcomed. However, sometimes it can get overwhelming, so we have put together a guide to help you survive fresher’s week. 

Talk to the people: One of the most daunting things about moving to a new place is making friends. Yes, for some it is a wonderful experience, however, some people struggle a lot. In Fresher’s Week, you can find students who are looking to make friends so it becomes much easier to talk to anyone and everyone. This could be in the flat’s kitchen, in the classroom, canteen or at the fresher’s events. Some of the friends, which you make in the first week, stay with you for the rest of your time at the university. 

Watch your money: For most students, University is the first time living away from home and being independent completely. When you get a bid wodge of student finances comes into your account, it gets really exciting. You feel like buying everything you prefer. However, money does disappear quicker than you think. So, it is important to manage your finances and keep a track of what you are spending. When you are going to different events, take less money along with you so you spend less. Every Jager bomb or late-night binging adds to the list. 

Go grocery shopping: There is nothing worse than coming home from a long day of intro lectures to find nothing to eat. It is best to pick up some groceries at the start. You can also plan with your flatmates and pool together to buy groceries for the month. However, if you do not have anything to it, you can ask your flatmate for some share of their food rather than stealing it.

Use your student discounts: Make the most of the student discounts across the companies. You will find many places, which provide student discounts. Discounts are the best way to save your money. You can also make the most of special student offers on the descriptions of your favorite OTT. What is better than enjoying some discounts on your favorite takeaways, restaurants, and supermarkets? Find such places and hang out most of the time there only so that you end up saving a lot of money. Ensure you flash your student cards in tourist places too. 

Stay safe when you are out: As you are locating to a new place, you do not know what will be there ahead of you. If you are heading for the night, ensure that you have got people you trust around you. Travel together and ensure that you do not know to lose each other in a pub or so. Keep drinking water and eating something before you head out. Go to a place, where you can easily find a cab or bus to your place. It is not worth risking your life at all. Staying safe is the best to enjoy your uni years to the fullest.  

Be safe and have a break: Everyone needs a break, which means you do not have to attend every fresher’s event. You can choose the ones you want to go to and avoid which don’t interest you at all. Students have a habit of getting carried away so ensure that you control your emotions and get proper rest. 

Safety inside the kitchen: As most of the students going to enter the kitchen for the first time, it is important that you be careful. You should not be the person who sets off the fire alarm. Whenever in doubt, ask for help from those who have been in the kitchen before. It is best that you cook a few things back home before you move to your student accommodation Reading to understand how everything works. 

Dealing with the hangover: As you will be going to drink at the events, it is important that you know how to deal with the hangover. The best cure is to have a nice cup of lemon tea and a heavy breakfast. Most importantly, keep the fluids flowing. Here are some of the hangover tips: 

  • Drink plenty of water before the after the night out. 
  • Eat carbohydrates to ensure an increase in blood sugar levels. 
  • Do not stay empty stomach before drinking. 
  • Drink coffee as it can help in perking you up. 
  • Take pain relievers if required.

Wrapping Up 

Take every opportunity possible. Be it applying for the year rep, meeting new people, or taking any kind of risk. Sometimes, it is worth a shot. You never know it might end up being the best thing that happened to you. Hope the guide has made you feel a little more prepared for the fresher's week. Try to make the most out of it before you have your head in the books. These tips and hacks can help you survive the fresher week, make some friends and help others too. Try to adjust with your friends but do not get involved too much. 

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Tessa young

I am Tessa young working as a Digital Marketing Manager in University living. University Living is a student accommodation provider all over the world.

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