Freshers' blog

Category archive: Tips and advice

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Pros and cons of part-time work while studying at university

Aside from the extra cash, there are lots of other great advantages to working part-time; but like most things, there are also some disadvantages. If you’re thinking of getting a part-time job, it’s worth taking a peek at the pros and cons we’ve collated.

Deciphering the Loughborough Lingo

Here at Loughborough, you’ll pick up on some words and phrases which you might not understand. Fear not – speak like a true member of the #LboroFamily with our handy list of some of the most popular terms and abbreviations you might hear around campus.

4 exam stress-busting techniques

Exams come around twice a year, and they can be the most stressful time in the academic calendar for some students.

Is a placement year for you?

If you’re at the end of your first year or starting second year, you may have heard the word ‘placement’ bandied around campus. At Loughborough, we’re proud to be able to offer the option of a placement year on every undergraduate course; but a placement year isn’t for everyone.