It is already halfway through Freshers week! As a fresher I must say it has been an amazing week so far. I have been fortunate enough to meet so many lovely people through – my course, Christian Union and general socialising.
In between binging on Netflix whilst in my flat and skyping my family back home, I have attended the introduction to my course and done the necessary registrations (if you haven’t registered for a GP please do as it could save a lot of trouble down the line!). Although I have found learning more about my course and setting myself up here with the proper support in place, I have found that the first week in meeting people and socialising is the most important. I have to admit there were times when I didn’t want to leave my flat as I was nervous to meet new people but there were 3 things that I told myself to give me a nudge out the door:-
- Everyone who is a fresher is in the same boat.
- At the end of the day you can only be yourself and this is not high school.
- God’s got this.
So, I pulled myself together and went out. The first event I went to was Flashback on Saturday night. Unfortunately I spent an hour waiting for my friends to arrive and ended up looking a bit lonered. However, I had put all the effort into getting ready and I didn’t just want to leave and go back to my flat so I started speaking to some Nursing students in second year who were really lovely. I chatted with them until my friends arrived and this calmed me in a way. During the rest of the night I had a really good time. I saw an old friend from High School and was able to catch up. Overall it was a typical night out scenario but I did have a great time.
I mainly chilled out on Sunday and Monday as I was more focused on sorting things out for my course as well as sorting basic life necessities (yes, I did another food shop!) and binging on Netflix. Tuesday was a more productive day socially as I not only attended planned events but I unexpectedly went to a flat party after the events. During the day I went to the Christian Union lunch and met lots of great people as well as having a talk from the Grace church pastor. I was then invited to their film night in the evening which I happily went to. After the film night I had planned to go back to my flat and to my bed. However, I ended up staying at a lovely group of girl’s flat until 1am. Not what I had planned. But I did have a great time and thoroughly enjoyed socialising and hanging out with them.
As of this morning my plans are to go to my AOS meeting, go to the CU grub crawl and then to the beach party tonight. Although this may change as I seem to have a habit of doing the unexpected.
So far I am thoroughly enjoying Uni life. However, the real work has yet to start.