During Freshers week you will undoubtedly feel a whole host of different emotions from excitement to sheer terror. This can be your time to shine, especially if you are looking to reinvent yourself after school and college.
Freshers week is your time to put yourself out there a little because this particular week is something you might just remember forever. You don’t want it to regret it.
Luckily we’ve got some great tips to help you avoid the regrets and live your best uni life.
Don’t Be Shy
Every single other person there is in the same boat as you and are probably feeling pretty shy too. Go along to freshers events, talk to your new flatmates, sign up to societies and sports clubs and attend those pub crawls.
Embrace all the opportunities that come your way.
Sign Upto The GP Surgery
And do it swiftly. Freshers flu is an actual real ailment and you don’t want to further your sulking while feeling poorly away from home if you can’t even get anything for it, or worse still, have to travel home for a doctors appointment while feeling absolutely rubbish.
Try Not To Think Of Home Too Much
You only get on freshers week, don’t ruin it by pining for home. Focus on the here and now and making a new life for yourself at uni. The quicker you do that, the quicker you can enjoy yourself.
This may sound obvious but don’t blow your budget on Freshers week. I know you want to have the time of your life but do remember you actually have to eat and you know, live after that week and you may not have any money coming in imminently. Budget for each day so you know how much you can spare and realisticaly spend.
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I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
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I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
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Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
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For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.