Settling In

Moving to university can be daunting, but there’s a number of things that you can do to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Attending events in Welcome Week is a great way to meet new friends who are also going through the same thing as you. Meanwhile, joining a society is a great way to make friends with people who have similar interests. Don’t panic if you don’t click with someone straight away, there’s plenty of events going on throughout the year and loads of societies to try out!

Another way to feel more settled is to decorate your room so it feels more like your own space. Why not put up some pictures from home, a tapestry or some posters? Buying a houseplant or two can also help make a place feel homely. Look out for the poster and plant sales going on around campus in the first few weeks.

Check out this blog from a current student on how they settled into hall life.