Guess who's back?
Are you a returning student to halls or a postgrad/mature student living in university accommodation? While it can be enjoyable, sometimes you may experience lifestyle clashes with First Year students. You're not alone, as one of our RAs, David, explains...
So we begin with the common experience of moving luggage back into halls and the sound of Fresher's feet across the corridors. It seems just like yesterday when Mum and Dad gave their final hug urging to you visit every weekend. For some, returning back to halls is a big change and things aren't the same - you have changed and you might see things differently.
The all night parties and nights out from Fresher's may no longer appeal and perhaps the shock of an increased workload is taking its toll. While halls can be a great place to meet people and socialise, sometimes you might feel out of place and... 'old'.
But I have something to tell you that will blow your mind...
However old, however young, however beautiful (however not), being in halls, only you can bring your personality. As a returner, you are the centre of information and opportunities within university - use this to your advantage. There are clubs and societies around campus for everyone, not just first years and there is very little that can't be solved by talking to your flatmates.
If things are really getting out of control, you have a Residential Advisor who will be absolutely amazing at making you feel at home. At the end of the day, you can only be the best version of you so why not approach every day like it's your last.
Really struggling to break the ice? Here's the perfect introduction to use...
Told you I'll leave you mind blown.
- David (Residential Advisor)
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