How to make the most of Freshers’ week

So you’ve met your conditions, your place in halls is secured and you already feel like you’re swamped with reading lists. But before classes start, you have to navigate the infamous Freshers’ week. To make it a little less daunting, we’ve compiled some helpful advice that we wish we’d known as fresh-faced 17-year-olds stepping foot […]

A letter to my first-year self…

Dear Saskia, First of all, congrats on getting into university. I know this is something you’ve wanted for a long time, so you must be very proud of yourself. I am writing to you because going to university can be tough, and unfortunately, I know it will be tough for you, so I hope this […]

Important Factors to Consider Before your First Year at University

Almero Student Mansions know a thing or two about student life – here’s their guide to get you through first ear at university Getting ready for your first year at university is very exciting but there is also some work to do to get everything in place. Once you have been accepted for your course, preparing […]

Five for friday : Fresher’s Events in Glasgow

Speed-mating! Don’t worry – it’s not what you think! One big worry for new students is finding new pals at uni, but luckily most institutions have scheduled friend-finding speed-dating style sessions into fresher’s week for you to get to know new people. You will have a few minutes to exchange pleasantries/jokes/numbers and win people’s friendship […]

Fresher’s Week: What I wish I’d known

Two weeks before I moved to Glasgow, my parents went on holiday without me for the first time. I took this as a challenge – a test run before the real thing. I learned how to use the washing machine and even attempted to iron some things, but nothing prepared me for the experience known […]

Fresher’s To-Do List

Starting university or college this month? Fresher’s weeks are great opportunities to find out about your new study environment. Here are some pointers on what not to miss… Visit the Union The union will be your social hub. Most unions are a meeting place for groups and societies all over the uni and have loads […]

Life After Freshers’ Week: Getting Started on Your Course

We trust freshers’ week lived up to your expectations and you’ve made some new friends to spend your uni days with but, with the festivities subsiding it’s time to get started on your chosen course. Uni operates a little differently from school and you’ll be expected to work more independently than you have in the […]