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Got a place at Loughborough Uni? What is next?

So you’ve got into Loughborough!! First of all, Congratulations!! You have clearly excelled with your results – but it’s now time for a new part of your life…

Some of you will be feeling super excited and ready to move away, while others may find the thought daunting – so we thought we’d use this blog post to give you some answers to the few hundred other questions you probably have, in the hope it relieves some potential nerves you may be experiencing.

“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 can 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 your goodbyes before meeting all of your new flatmates. And it’s good to know that if you find you don’t get on with all your roommates there are plenty of other ways to make friends at Uni e.g. through your course, Sports or Societies (our personal favourite…)

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.

But 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! *cough cough SCOGUI *

“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 should you need it. Its best to register before you arrive to save the rush on move-in day – the link to the medical centre website is below:

And Lastly… But most importantly “How do I join SCOGUI?”

You’ll have the 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 to become a member. At the Societies Bazaar, where you’ll be able to see all of the exciting opportunities available to you. We hope the Societies Bazaar will be in person, and therefore you’ll have the chance to fulfil every student’s purpose in life and get hold of a mountain of freebies before term starts to stock up your supply of biros for the coming year! (If you come and see SCOGUI, then we’ll have smores on offer!!!)

Once again, if you have any questions about student life, courses, halls, or anything about Loughborough, get in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email, there will be someone to give you an answer, as we’ve all been through this before!

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