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Freshers 2019: Budgeting

There are a few initial costs that come when starting university, but don’t panic! We’ve given you a rundown of what to expect so you can budget accordingly. We’ll also provide you with a few tips on how to save money over the course of the year. When you start Fresher subs In order to […]

Freshers 2019: What do the first few days look like?

Arriving on campus As move-in day approaches, it’s a good idea to make a note of your arrival slot so that you can plan your journey to campus. When you arrive here you’ll be directed to where you can collect your accommodation keys, which you’ll need before you can do anything else. You’ll then be […]

Guide to Loughborough Town

Moving to a new town away from home for the first time can seem daunting. To help make you feel more at ease, recent graduate Ella has created an ultimate guide to Loughborough town to ensure that you arrive with insider knowledge to help you settle in. Food shopping The trusty Purple Onion located on […]

Freshers 2019: Guide to Student Services

Our Student Services department at Loughborough University offers a huge range of support services to ensure that all students receive the care and advice they need during their studies. You’ll find Student Services located in the Bridgeman Building on campus. Please note, this list is not exhaustive – for any other specific needs that are […]

Freshers 2019: What to pack?

Packing for university can feel like an overwhelming task. To make things a bit easier, we’ve put together a list of everything you might need. Please note, this list is simply a guide to things you might need, and many items could be bought after arrival. Bedroom Making your bedroom feel more like home with […]

Top advice for Freshers from Loughborough alumni

It’s nearly time for you to join us at Loughborough! There are countless opportunities to get involved with here – you might be feeling a little unsure of where to start. To help you out, we asked our alumni; those who have been there and done it all, for their advice. 

6 tips for surviving shared living

After months of worrying about what your room will be like and who you’re going to be sharing a flat with, you’re probably relieved to find that your new flatmates are indeed human beings – honestly, what were you expecting!

Making new friends at Loughborough is easy…

University is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience and you’ll come to make some amazing friends and memories while you’re here. That said, it’s natural to be daunted by the first few days.