First days at university are difficult. You’ll be nervous to meet new people and live in a new environment, especially if it’s your first time living on your own.
It’s especially nerve wracking to meet people you’ll be living with, but there’s really no need to be. Say hi and maybe start a little chat throughout your busy day of settling in. You can then start a proper conversation in the evening with a cup of tea or a drink of alcohol. There will be loads of events in and out of campus – make plans to go together.
Remember, everyone’s nervous and wants to make friends. You’ll spend most of freshers getting to know new people. But don’t get stressed if you can’t seem to find perfect friends yet. As the year goes on, you’ll find people you get along with more easily.
There’s no need to go to all fresher’s events in order to fit in. Attend ones you think you’ll enjoy – after all, you want to find people who enjoy similar things.
Last thing to do during freshers week is to get bogged down with work. It will definitely be helpful to attend lectures, but there’s no need to revise every night. Lecturers will focus on introducing you to the course. Things covered in first week will rarely, if ever, come up in the exam or be that important.
So have fun! Enjoy trying new things and meeting new people. It might get lonely sometimes and you might miss your little dog. But keep yourself busy and you’ll soon find yourself completely adjusted to your new university life.