Freshers' blog

Category archive: Your first days

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 […]

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.

5 tips for fighting freshers flu

Here at Loughborough, we want you to enjoy your Freshers’ Week, but we also want you to stay safe and healthy. That’s right – we’re putting on our best mum/dad voice in this blog post!

Getting to grips with academic jargon at Loughborough

The beginning of university can sometimes feel like a baptism of fire. Freshers’ Week aside, you are bombarded with new information from all angles; from the overwhelming amount of information to do with your new course, getting to grips with your new location or remembering those all-important faces which have entered your sphere – there’s […]

3 icebreaker activities for flatmates in halls

Freshers’ week is usually jam-packed with lots of exciting activities, helping you to get to grips with the campus and giving you the opportunity to meet as many new people as possible.

Exploring Loughborough

At Loughborough, our campus is unique in that you might find that you’ll never really have to leave! However, if you find yourself itching to get out and explore, here are a number of things to do in Loughborough Town and the surrounding areas. 

The Sports and Activities Bazaars!

Now that you’ve joined us here at Loughborough and experienced some of what Freshers’ has to offer, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about getting involved in sports and societies; but do you really know what’s on offer?

5 ways to deal with homesickness

‘University was the best time of my life’ – a friend, family member or random person has probably said these words to you; but now you’re here, things aren’t quite as fantastic as you were expecting. In fact, you’re feeling lonely. You miss home. Don’t worry though, it’s completely normal to feel like this in […]

Welcome to the Library

Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to explore what the campus has to offer – including the library.