Starting university can be a big jump and it can seem a little scary for some of you. De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) are here to welcome all students studying at De Montfort University (DMU) and ensure that you have the best experience possible.
Our elected Executive Officer Team have banded together to share with you some of their top tips for you Freshers joining us this year! For even more tips from them, keep scrolling!
Aashni’s top tips:
It can be hard and nerve-wracking but remember to ask yourself: when was the last time you did something for the first time? There are so many opportunities on campus so why not give them a go!
Check your emails
It can be tedious but make sure to check your emails because there will be useful things in your inbox – and sometimes a few freebie opportunities too!
Carry your water bottle with you – you'll thank me for the odd pound here and there that you’ll save!
Ben’s top tips:
Explore the local area
Try to go out and explore your local area: Leicester has some amazing places for you to discover and enjoy! Watch my tour of the green spaces around Leicester here.
Find a routine
Try to find yourself a routine for things like when you’ll study, sleep, eat and relax. It’ll help you throughout the year and will prevent you from panicking near the end of the year.
Look after yourself
Make sure you’re giving yourself time to do the things you enjoy as well as studying. You’ll enjoy your time at university so much more and you’ll be in a better mindset when you do study.
Puja’s top tips:
Socializing after the pandemic is hard for a lot us us but trust me, the people who you meet during Freshers’ are probably going to become good friends! So, try to focus on meeting new people and making friends!
Keep a keen eye out for money off
Always look out for student discounts at all possible checkouts! They come in really handy and can save you A LOT of money.
Staying true to yourself is one of the most important things to remember. People will like you for who you are as a person and there is definitely going to be people out there who have similar interests and values!
Joanna’s top tips:
Check out the view
Head up to the 11th floor of the Vijay Patel building and check out the view. You can see all of Leicester and it’s a great place to study. Take in the city and campus and spend your time up there whenever you need to relax. It’s also a great photo opportunity!
Ask someone you care about how to clean
It may sound simple, but you may need help cleaning some of the basic things around your accommodation like the toilet, washing machine, toaster, etc. Your parents, siblings, friends will all help you out! It’s the simple things that will help you keep on top of your accommodation and make life easier for living with new people for the first time.
Don’t set huge expectations
Don’t sent yourself any expectations that will stress you out. Just enjoy your time and remember: if you’re trying your best and having fun, that’s what matters when you look back on your experience.