Things To Look Forward To As A Fresher

Things to look forward to as a Fresher!!

· Being overwhelmed by the sheer number of activities on offer

So we’ve mentioned this before and I’m sure it won’t be the last time but what makes Loughborough so great is its societies. There are loads to choose from here at Loughborough, each offering you the opportunity to take part in a different activity as well as an opportunity to meet new friends and socialise. At the Societies Bazaar (which we hope to be in person), you’ll have the chance to meet all the societies.


· Attaining an overwhelming sense of satisfaction when you accomplish something simple by yourself for the first time.

The truth is that, for many of you, University will seem daunting as it is your first prolonged period away from the sanctity of home. You’ll be doing things for yourselves for the first time and you’ll make memories to cherish for a lifetime.


· Making friendships that will last for an eternity

University is probably your first real opportunity since year 7 to mingle with people who you will never have met before. You’ll be living with them, cooking with them, eating with them and who knows what else! It’s no surprise then that you can be assured to make a whole new friendship group – many of whom you’ll keep in touch with for the rest of your life.


· Cooking a new recipe and it working!

So the vast majority of you will be catering for yourselves at least for part of the week and we all know the horror stories of student cooking. But every now and then a little gem will come along that is most definitely a keeper.


· Freebies and Student Incentives

Whether it be student discounts, free nights out or whatever else you might be able to find, then you should embrace it and certainly look forward to finding something new.


· The Midlands

Now this may well have been one of the things that attracted you to Loughborough in the first place but it is certainly in an amazing spot geographically. You’re only a few hours from central London on the train and for those of you who are more into the great outdoors it is only a short hop to the Peak District for some exploring.


· Discovering a new part of Campus

When you first arrive on campus the uni might seem daunting and you may find yourself getting lost sometimes (if this is the case – there is always someone to ask – we’ve all been there before), but soon after you’ll be able to navigate around it and get to know the location of buildings you need to use the most. After some time, once you think you’ve found everywhere already, you’ll come across a new, unexplored area and get the same feeling you did when you first ventured onto campus. Burleigh Woods, the Garden of Remembrance and the rooftop area of the electrical engineering building are all there to be found when you get the chance.


· Establishing yourself in your new home.

There is no getting away from the fact that Loughborough is going to become your new home for at least the next three years and that is something to relish as you prepare to fly the nest. You will find your favourite places to go on a Friday evening, make your own mark on your accommodation and find your favourite snack for a midnight feast. For some of you this will take seconds – others maybe a little longer – either way just remember to enjoy the experience.


· Joining SCOGUI!!

Need I Say More!… SCOGUI as a society prides itself on being up for trying everything and will give you an experience like no other. There’s no real way we can describe ourselves, but we cannot stress enough how much you will get out of it. If you’re in any doubt, come along and find us at the Freshers’ Bazaar where we’ll feed you and give you all the information you need.

As ever if you have any questions about SCOGUI, societies or university life in general then please do not hesitate to get in touch through any of our social media channels or by email and we will do our best to reply and get you an answer.

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