Life after Freshers’

In the months after welcome week has closed its doors, students often find themselves wondering what they are supposed to do next. So here are 5 things to keep your eyes out for over the next couple of months.

  • You might get Freshers’ flu

It’s not uncommon for a lot of first-year students to get a cold after weeks of late nights and junk food. Especially when you all live in close proximity to one another, germs are quick to spread. So why not stock up on painkillers, tissues and your favourite Netflix series and you’ll be better in no time.

  • Weather

By the end of Freshers’ week, it’s usually the beginning or middle of October, depending on your university. The nights start to become darker and the weather gets a little colder, so don’t forget to dust off your winter coat, scarf, hat and gloves and get ready for the autumn ahead. There are some positives to this including a pretty campus, which make for great Instagram shots.


  • Assignments

Although assignment deadlines vary from course to course, you may have some indication of when your first paper is due in. You should use this time to the best of your ability and create a plan for each of your assignments, who doesn’t like a good timetable?

  • Part-time jobs

If you have some spare time around lectures, assignments and seeing friends, why not see if you can find a part-time job or volunteering opportunities? These will look great on your CV and will also provide you with a skill set you can use during university.

  • Tidy your room

Sometimes, throughout freshers’ week, in the mad panic that you can’t seem to find anything to wear, your room might get a little messy. There is nothing better than having a good old tidy up, which will put you in a better mindset for studying! If you’ve managed to tackle your room, try the kitchen and bathroom next (your housemates will thank you…).


Are you a first-year student that is wondering what to do after freshers’ week has finished? Let us know what you’re planning on doing next!