So you’ve got into Loughborough!!… First of all, you deserve a massive congratulation as you have clearly excelled in you’re a-levels – but it’s now time for a new era.
You’ve got your email from UCAS and hopefully your accommodation is all sorted for you to move in at the end of September – so we thought we’d use this Blog post to give you some answers to the few hundred other questions you probably have.
“What Happens when I move in?”
The Student accommodation centre will have given you an arrival time – this ensures that everybody doesn’t turn up at the same time and turn Loughborough’s roads into a car park.
When you arrive you’ll be met by an army of Freshers’ Helpers from your hall who are there to make your experience as easy as possible. You don’t have to worry about unloading those heavy bags as they’ll help you find your room and carry things to it.
Upon arrival at your room you’ll have time to unpack, make yourself at home and say those goodbyes to your parents before meeting all of your new flatmates who you’ll be spending the next year with at least.
Everyone will be in the same situation so you’ll make friends more quickly than at any other time of your life and the most important thing to remember is that you will only get this experience once… So make the most of it!
“What should I do during Freshers if I don’t like to drink?”
Loughborough strives to put on activities that everyone will enjoy and you shouldn’t feel pressured into drinking if you don’t want to. Every hall will provide alternative freshers activities and the students union also put on alternative events throughout Freshers’ week to ensure you don’t feel out of place. We can hall hope for the return of Raveminton (badminton with a difference) or the roller disco – but you’ll have to wait and see what the Union revel as this year’s activities.
If those don’t float your boat, then the university’s plethora of societies will also be hosting a bounty of activities for you to come and try during your first few weeks so you’ll have plenty to choose from!
“What if I need to see a doctor?”
Loughborough University has its own medical centre on campus where you are able to register under the NHS. You will need to register with them as you would with any GP but they will be on hand to assist you should Freshers’ Flu get the better of you. Its best to register before you arrive to save the rush on move in day – the link to their form can be found here:
And Lastly… But most importantly “How do I join SCOGUI?”
You’ll have to opportunity to join SCOGUI and any other society through the student union website as soon as the system goes live again for this year. Each and every society will be running taster events for you to go along and try them out with absolutely no obligation. Check out our previous blog post for information about the Societies Bazaar where you’ll be able to see all of the exciting opportunities available to you.
Once again, If you have any questions about student life, courses, halls, or anything about Loughborough, post a comment or get in touch on our Facebook page, or Twitter feed, there will be someone to give you an answer, as we’ve all been through this before!