Advice for new university students
It’s a big life step coming to University and it’s completely normal to feel nervous or apprehensive.
Try and go somewhere you’ve never been, and do something you’ve never done, at least once a term whilst at Bristol. Do new things or join a new society. But also listen to your body when you need a rest and think about breaking out of the university bubble.
Here are some tips about how to get the most of out of university life and all the different opportunities you’ll come across here.
We have over 350 different societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities at Bristol and each of those is a potential new network of friends. It’s much easier to feel at home in a new place when it feels like you have a group of people to support you. You’ll be able to sign up to opportunities at the Welcome Fair on 7 October, or try out some of the Give it a Go sessions. There’s no limit to the number of groups you can join so make the most of it.
Listen to yourself
You may feel like you have to go to everything during Welcome and end up feeling exhausted and washed out. Remember you’re allowed to have a night off and just want to chill with a film and some nice food. It may even be the perfect opportunity to get to know your flatmates. You’ll know more than anyone whether you’re in the mood for a party or a nap!
Click here if you want to find out more about health and wellbeing support the University of Bristol can offer you.
Get out of the University bubble
It’s easy to get stuck in the University bubble, especially in the first few weeks. If you want a bit of a break from the student world then try exploring some of the city. Check out some street art, or head up to the green spaces of the Downs or Ashton Court.
Most importantly of all, try and go somewhere you’ve never been, and do something you’ve never done, at least once a term whilst at Bristol. University life is full of opportunities – it’s just about finding them.
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