The sun has unveiled itself, the parties have started and Freshers have appeared to soak it all in. That is it about being a Fresher, you are their to have a great time (maybe learn something to but…) People leave there homes and move away, largely for the first time and are faced with living with new people in a new flat in a new city. It’s a lot of new. The key to being a fabulous fresher though is embracing all of that. If you don’t have stories that you are still laughing at years later from the first week of being a Fresher, frankly you are doing something majorly wrong.

Embrace this whole year, sure their will be downs as well as ups; it is a major roller coaster, but you will learn so much about yourself and the world around you and without those downs you wouldn’t have grown to be as strong as you are by the end of the year. Try not to bottle things up, talk to people, be friendly, open and kind. Remember that most people are going to be in the same boat as you.

The real truth to being a fabulous fresher is simple, be the most extrovert version of yourself. Try new things and be open and helpful to new people. This can be hard for people who are naturally introverted; I would personally describe myself as an introvert longing desperately to be an extrovert, so I can sympathise. Just try it though. Make the most of your Freshers year.

There will, as there is in life, be times when you doubt yourself, others doubt you, you feel lost and confused but just try to remember how truly great you are. I know many people will find that hard at points but from what I have seen it is always those that lack self belief, are doubted, confused and lost; that are the most unique, brilliant and talented people.

If you wont take inspiration from me how about from one of the greatest minds of all time: Alan Turing

“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

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