Coming back from your Christmas holidays and into the new study term doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, after all, there’s Refreshers week! Refreshers, similar to Freshers, is another week packed full of events and activities for students to take advantage of. Here are 7 things to consider doing to make the most out of your Refreshers Week!
1. Attend your Refreshers Fair
Just like Freshers, most universities will be hosting Refreshers Fairs with stalls from lots of different clubs, societies and local businesses! This is a great opportunity to remind yourself of all the services and activities available to you as a student, such as a club you forgot to attend or the local business you didn’t give a chance before!
2. Grab all the freebies!
Take this chance to stock up on all the free things on offer to you! Stock up on free stationery and grab lots of free food and discount vouchers! Not only will you find freebies at your Refreshers Fair but many societies will be hosting free taster events and activities for you to get stuck in!
3. Join a new society
Did you not join any societies in Freshers? This is the perfect time to take up a new hobby and make new friends by joining a society. Many societies will be hosting taster events and socials which help newcomers feel welcome and to get to know each other better.
Not only will societies be hosting socials but your local bars and clubs will likely be holding exclusive refresher events. Check out your student union socials for those big university parties and have the night of your life!
(Be sure to check up on any COVID restrictions and follow any guidelines put in place!)
5. Visit Student Services
For those of you that struggled last academic term, now might be a good time to get acquainted with the Student Services on offer! Student Services have lots of things to offer students such as health support, academic skills training, general student advice and much more! There’s no shame in asking for help and you may be surprised at what your university can do to help whether it be counselling or deadline extensions!
6. Start thinking about housing
Moving into the next academic year, you will likely need to look for new accommodation. Now is the time to start thinking about making plans for next year’s housing. Think about the area where you want to live and the people who you want to house share with! Alternatively you could consider moving into a studio flat and living by yourself if you have the funds!
January is the time where property viewings start to open for the next year. With so much competition for housing, you may feel pressured to sign a contract early to get a nice house. Make sure you’ve given a lot of thought into choosing your future housing before rushing in!
Read our guide on accommodation here!
For those of you that had January Exams, take this opportunity to give yourself a well-deserved break! Indulge in your hobbies and chill out with your friends! Take it easy and gradually ease yourself into the new academic term!
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