January 17th, known as 'Blue Monday' is the perfect time to get together with someone - a friend, an acquaintance, a complete stranger, and share a conversation. The best way to face our days, good and bad, is together.
Getting Ready for Uni: Part 3
Welcome to Part 3 of our Getting Ready for Uni blog series. Now that results day has come and gone it’s time to get those last few things sorted ready before uni starts. You can read part one and two if you missed them.
If you aren’t already doing so, you should follow all social channels connected to your uni, your accommodation and any events or businesses in your new city.
It’ll help you feel part of the community. It’s a great way to get the latest updates and news, especially right now with the constantly changing landscape due to COVID-19.
Knowing your limits on a night out.
Freshers week normally takes place at the end of September and is a chance for you to meet new people and learn more about life at your chosen university. It’s the big welcome.
If you are over 18 and do drink over the freshers period, it’s important to have fun – but be responsible. You don’t have to go over your limits, or even if you don’t know your limit – take is easy and for safety always stay with people in a group.
You take lots of notes at university. Some students like to hand-write them, others go all out with stylised notes on an iPad. You can even record your lectures and play them back later.
There are many helpful videos from students on how they choose to take notes that may benefit you.
Making memories over the summer
Now will probably be the last time in awhile before you can spend quality time with your friends and family before you start university in September.
You’ll want to take those memories away with you – you can even take lots of photos and put them up in your new student room so that whenever you look at them you can remember what a great time you had. Plan to see everyone you can before you move and talk about how you’re going to keep in touch.
Check out our blog about what to take to uni – you can use it as a checklist – but now also take some time to just enjoy what you have managed to achieve, as the next few months can be hectic (in a good way!).
If you have questions or concerns, always reach out to your university, your accommodation, other people on your course or friends and family and share with them. There will always be people there to listen to you as you are getting ready for uni and most importantly, support you through this next stage in your life.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
It can be difficult putting yourself out there when you find yourself in a new environment. Student guest blogger Cesar takes us through his advice for what worked for him studying in Coventry.
Katie, a third year student at Plymouth College of Art talks about the problems students face in staying motivated and how to take advantage of your time.