It’s that time of the year again when freshers undergo the transition from living in halls or shared uni accommodation to finding a house for the next academic year and are probably panicking. You may not know where to go, where to start or even what you should be looking for. A few years ago, I was in the same position, so therefore I have come up with ways for you (as a fresher) to remember when hunting for that year long accommodation.
For most students, being healthy is easier said than done. But with one University study finding 94% of students wishing they were healthier, what’s stopping them? Well, the reality is, most don’t know where to start, so really it’s no surprise that most of us live off ready meals and takeaways.
Feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge this December? The days of feeling flush when your loan came in are long gone and there is really nothing worse than having to scrimp and save at this time of year; a time of giving and of course a time of absolutely fantastic food! Well, the good news is that you don’t necessarily have to compromise on the food part….
Your stomach gurgles. The PowerPoint presentation flickers before your eyes. You try in vain to write some useful notes, but to no avail. Is it Fresher’s flu? A hangover? Maybe.
But then again, maybe not.
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.