Freshers’ Week is a great way to get a proper introduction into student life at the University of Glasgow. With so many things going on you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of activities! To help you out we’ve put together a blog to advise you on how to make the most of it.
Go to Freshers’ Fair
Freshers’ fair is one of the biggest events on campus, it’s organised by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and it’s a great way to get a taste of what’s on offer at the university. There will be stalls from lots of different clubs and societies and they’ll have information on how to sign up right away or invite you to one of their taster sessions.
It’s likely that you’ll discover clubs and societies that you hadn’t previously considered or even thought of at Freshers’ fair. What’s great is you can try everything out! The fair is also great for the freebies and competitions. From free pizza to free canvas bags what’s not to love?
Make new friends
The great thing about Freshers’ week is that everyone is new to campus and going through the exact same experience as you so why not take the opportunity to introduce yourself to a new person and make a new friend? If you’re both disoriented and a bit lost, at least that’s something in common already!
Clubs and societies are a great way to meet new people and make friends with similar interests so going to a taster session is a good start!
Test out the unions
During Freshers’ week the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) will be buzzing with lots of people and events, so why not go along to some of them? You’ll be able to get a feel for what each offers. And if you love to play sports or want to try a new one, be sure to try Glasgow University Sports Association’s (GUSA) taster sessions throughout the week.
Here are a few tips on how to stay safe
- If you’re going out at night why not swap numbers with your housemates/ new friends so you’ll be able to contact them if you get lost.
- Make sure your phone is fully charged before heading out
- Only take licensed taxis.
- Never leave your drinks unattended.
Finally, make sure you’re prepared for lectures
Make sure that you’re enrolled for your new courses and that you attend all the induction sessions. Enrolment should be a straightforward process but if you’re struggling, make sure to contact your advisor or advising team. Don’t forget that the main reason you’re here is to study, so get confident with your uni email and ensure you’ve enrolled in the right courses!
So those are our top tips for Freshers’. We hope you have a blast! A Freshers’ band will get you into every event allowing you to make the most of the week – register for yours now.