How to kick start your university experience straight away
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The results are in and your place to study [whatever] at the University of [wherever] has been confirmed, congratulations! The fun starts now. Like, literally, right now. With results day firmly in the wind and the associated nerves (hopefully) now dissolved, it’s time to look forward to the next big adventure, and with university creeping up in just a few short months, what better time to get kick-started on the fun than right this very second. Yep, there’s absolutely no reason why you should have to wait until September to jump into the university experience. With social media and the vast realms of the internet at your disposal, the wait is only as long as you make it. Obviously you’re not quite on campus yet, and lectures are still a little way off, but here are some examples of things you can immerse yourself in ahead of the big move. E-meet your fellow students Thanks to the never-ending benefits of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (to name but a few), the social experience of university has been somewhat replicated online in recent years. Right from the word go, you’ll find Freshers-specific groups and pages popping up everywhere in relation to pretty much every single university in the country, with everyone eager to meet their new cohorts. This is doubly effective if you already know where you’ll be living too – by joining a group based on your new halls complex, you might even find your future flatmates, saving the wealth of awkward conversations that usually come upon first meeting someone face-to-face. The same goes for your course as well; the upsides to the world being colonised by social networking. Research the area Blindly exploring the local area is all part of the Freshers experience, but doing a quick web search for nearby cinemas, clubs or even just supermarkets can come in terrifically handy when you come to finally moving in. Knowing whether your local food mart is a Waitrose or an Aldi can make all the difference when you come to budgeting.
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