The typical fresher puts on an average of 15 pounds (or just over a stone!) in their first year at university, so that news may be welcoming to those of you struggling to get into your old pairs of jeans – you’re not on your own! Summer is as good a time as any to cleanse your body of all that junk food you may have been eating over the past year or so and start afresh with a healthy diet that will leave you feeling refreshed.
Most of you will have experienced the highs and lows of the infamous Freshers’ Week by now – the highs being the epic student drink deals and the novelty of having a permanent sleepover, the lows being the mammoth hangovers that inevitably follow coupled with a pang of homesickness. Fear not – Studentrecipes.com has come to the rescue with a post-Freshers’ Week survival guide.
I know what you are thinking; the loan is quickly running out as the first academic term of the year is slowly drawing in and the worry on students’ minds of making sure they can stick to a small budget is enough to make your eyes water! It can be really hard to balance a budget for Christmas as well as leaving enough for yourself to attend those Christmas parties, roast dinners with housemates or buy decorations for your room to make it feel more Christmassy! You can easily budget for Christmas if you have little money left. A little can go a long way and it’s important to remember that it’s the thought that counts!
If you haven’t already been bombarded with leaflets, free lollipops and invitations to join absurd promotional events, you are obviously lucky enough to live in a University with non-aggressive letting agencies nearby. For those of us who do, the mad rush to find a student house to live in for the next academic year could hardly have gone unnoticed. Hunting for housemates, signing contracts, paying deposits… the whole thing is all a bit bewildering.
Calling all Freshers – Get yourself organised in your last few weeks before you leave for University so you can really enjoy your freshers week without worrying about what you’ve left back home! I’ve dug out my list from this time last year, and picked out the bits and bobs that really came in handy over my fresher year.