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I guess most of you would call it uni
And what shouldn't I bring?
and change to buy chips.
I have like 5 bags and I feel like it might be too much
and all the harry potter fanfic posters you drew
On your Ginny and Harry one :( http://images.elfwood.com/fanq/m/i/missceleste2/tomandginny.gif
DON'T FORGET YOUR FUCKING TRUNK. JFC
Basically what grouchland says, just buy cheap kitchen stuff from a supermarket.
Stuff to eat on
Stuff to clean yourself
Something to make your walls not bare so girls in your halls will think you're interesting and thus will be more likely to have sex with you
A guitar so you can play power chords to some 60's/70's `classic` whilst bellends sing along so you can secretly laugh at them for being terrible human beings but at the same time increase your chance of shagging the attractive `free spirit` sort of girl who enjoys a lot of sex.
Bloody wish i could play guitar..
You might get a load of drunk girls for the first year asking for you to play them shitty songs and get them to sleep with you but the coolest guys like me will think youre a loser
The first time I met one of my best female friends at Uni she was playing Creep. I thought she was cool :(
Doesnt mean I did it when I first went to Uni?
yeah you seriously don't want to be that loser. all the cool people will make fun of you at fire alarms.
and someone got a guitar out and started playing cheery songs everyone knew that they could drunkenly sing along to, then someone else took the guitar and said he was going to play a song he wrote about his ex girlfriend and I think he was trying to act all deep and sensitive so a girl would do sex with him but it was terrible and he couldn't sing at all and everyone sat there trying to suppress their laughter and awkwardly edged out of the room one by one until he was just left playing on his own. So yeah bring a guitar but don't do that.
door wide open, free noise guitar jams reverberating down the hall. this is how to get chicks, TRUST ME.
I'll be rolling in pussy
I've got 100+ and don't really want to part with them
Then when people are moving in you can share some beers and it's a good ice breaker. Playstation is g
Freshers week/first term is about meeting people and making friends. My best uni friend was my next-door neighbour who gave me a beer and we played some ps after my parents had gone. A guitar seems a bit lonerish, t
i didn't take anything for freshers week. you won't need anything though apart from clothes for going out in. cause you'll be going out all the time and getting take away.
remember to go to your course induction things. i didn't so i didn't know how to work the library for ages and didn't know that we got a tutor and didn't make any friends on my course...
first year was the best. just do as much hanging out and having fun as you can. don't worry about studying too much.
can't believe i'm going into third year. university flies by.
aw man so nostalgic for my crazy 10 person flat in first year.
because that would help
for storing beer / valuable food items like cheese
No-one ever takes a teatowel with them and everyone is too cheap to buy one once there. I've seen grown men (well, 18-year-olds) dry greasy, horrible trays they've made lasagne in with a t-shirt, then wearing that t-shirt two days later.
Otherwise, bedding, band posters for the wall, if you're taking a telly take an old games console too (nothing like all-night Mario Kart).
Beers for the first night- And maybe some snacks too.
Teabags! and a Mug (or two)
As mentioned before, maybe a guitar. If you play it a lot, and are looking to get involved with people to have a band etc, it could be a good idea. The worst thing is being that person who can barely play a 3 Chord song!
Games console- with controllers! The key here is the quality of games, it's much better to have a knackered old Gamecube with Super Smash Brothers than it is to have a brand new PS3 with Assasins Creed. Platformers can be fun though- I remember getting my whole house obsessed with Crash Bandicoot!
Also, buy a pot plant!
...university is one of the best opportunities to play music with folk/form a band - having a guitar is advertising the fact that your are up for this.
From my own experience, taking a big bag of weed with you makes you so many friends in freshers week that you spend the rest of the year trying to get rid of them. A mixed blessing.
Best student plant ever
you buy those in Freshers' Week from the plant sale! (I assume all universities have the plant sale, not just Birmingham?)
What's the best kind?
and whether you can nab your parents’ car for a supermarket run.
For your first week you will need:
A map of the city
A map of the university
Details of everywhere you have to be, and when. You will not be able to remember them.
Plug adapters, splitters
Maybe bedding, if they don’t supply it.
If you can’t go on a supermarket run when you get there, then some cutlery, some crockery, a kettle, an iron, washing powder, a bottle opener, a clothes airer, a plant, some beers, snacks and tea/coffee are also a good idea.
Do not try and get in contact with people you already know until after Fresher’s Week has finished. The first few weeks are all about making (and maybe dropping) friends. Try to find people who are interesting and nice, and not those that will a) lead a ridiculously expensive social life that you won’t be able to keep up with, and b) spend all their waking hours being stoned. Failure and re-sits that way lies.
Distinctive crockery/cutlery/saucepan set. I've seen some pretty feisty battles fought over unauthorised use of another person's kitchen stuff.
Your folks' properly old cast-offs (particularly crockery) should do the trick and bag you some retro 'i didn't just buy all of this from argos/ikea like A N Other person' points.
Don't take a kettle or toaster if you're sharing. They cost about 23p from argos if no-one sharing your kitchen contributes one. But it's entirely likely that you'll have 7 kettles and 5 toasters. If your gran is wanting to get you something then mebbe a juicer might be an idea. Or maybe a breville toasty thing (although, whilst producing a tasty tasty snack, the cleaning can be an arse to the point where you don't bother to use it again).
90% of freshers in my year turned up in blatantly boxfresh trainers, which was a bit needy.
Sit at the back of the top shelf in your kitchen cupboard for about a year, where you will find it while you’re cleaning up. You then think how amazing toasties are and eat them continuously for two weeks until you get fucked off with cleaning the things, and you stick it back in the cupboard, to be found again next year.
by someone funnier.
I find the second part of your post hard to believe.
Daisy: In the end, our relationship was just like a sandwich toaster. You know, you just forget you've got one. And it just sits there on the top of the cupboard collecting a layer of greasy fudge. And even if you do see it you just assume it's broken, you think if it's working I'd be using it all the time, but you don't and it just sits there. Then one day, you get an overwhelming desire for toasted sandwiches, you know? And you get it down and it works, and you can't believe it, you know? And then you make every kind of toasted sandwich there is, you have toasted sandwich parties. You make Marmite and cheese, chocolate and...
Daisy: Banana and...
Bilbo Bagshot: Acorns.
Daisy: Acorns. And then as quickly as the desire comes, it just goes. And then you put the toaster sandwich maker away. And, you know what?
Daisy: You don't miss it.
Bilbo Bagshot: So what you're saying is 'Don't hide the toasted sandwich maker away, use him regularly and you'll get the most out of him'.
Tim: No, she's saying 'Chuck your boyfriend, have a sandwich'.
and I genuinely can't remember that scene.
just admit what you did.
Stop wiping this child's arse people.
I just made a bad dookie, can you clean up for me?
there is absolutely no need to go home /go visiting friends at other uni's during your first term. Don't do it.
so that won't be happening
so if a hot guy asked for one I could say yes and then start up a chat, rather than saying no and him walking off. And it worked, all my friends at uni stemmed from doing this in Freshers week. Does it still work now you can't smoke inside? Probably I suppose.
By the end of the day you'll end up with at least 15 people hanging around and become the go-to guy for early megafun.
This obvs only works if your halls have big grassy bits outside.
Also if you get any early interest from da ladiez, make a move early. I lost out on a sexy babe on the first night who my next door neighbour and I were competing for. We came home from the first night out and he won her by serenading her with his guitar and singing "Torn on the Platform" in this extremely breathy Essex way that was highly embarrassing but ultimately successful.
They dropped out of uni to run away together.
They'll think you're Banter Claus.
Gonna use banter claus irl as much as possible from now on. Don't even care.
I mean, I'm sure mine was hardly original, but still.
*the coolest guy they've ever met and will be queueing to fellate you.
by not sealing the deal you get to avoid talking to two awful people. Sounds like a win.
I made sure not to have a gf at any time during uni. But she was hott. Her falling for him so strongly perplexes many people to this day.
He spent about 3 weeks straight talking about how he always gets smashed on pills when he's at home. Then one day someone got some in during a party so he had one and ended up calling an ambulance. I think the shame (exacerbated by my teasing) contributed to his early departure.
...I'd add cricket bat to football. Instant circle of (fly-by-night) mates.
so I'm taking whatever I can fit into a suitcase and a carry bag.
This'll be fun.
Eat out of a scrubbed hubcap.
You'll be reet.
it'll make everyone think you're really cool and like having a good time
if your anything like me (ie a moody loser) you'll begin to hate all your flat mates with about 2 weeks, have no friends and fuck all to do apart from browse the internet and read
also, try not to act like a moody loser
in the uk there's no more sound guide to youth culture than the daily telegraph.
don't judge anyone for the first few weeks, meet everyone, talk to everyone, be friendly. these people are in the same boat as you and will most likely appreciate you making effort with them! and beer.
re: nights out - try everything once. try tigertiger and oceania and the like at least once. a bonus of this is that you can then drag people to go to nights you want to go to.
if you're moving to a city you're not at all familiar with, go exploring. get lost. take a map. find your way around and get familiar as soon as you can. take money, some new people and just go have an adventure. that completely overwhelming feeling of being in a huge city ripe for exploring and discovery only lasts for a month, so savour it.
find efficient ways to get to your university, do a practice run and time it.
take any opportunity to go to parties in other halls.
go with an open mind and dont be naive. but also stand by your beliefs. dont get peer pressured into drgs etc
TAKE YOUR ID AND MAKE SURE IT IS EITHER A PASSPORT OR A DRIVERS LICENSE FOR GOD SAKE. if you dont have one, GET ONE. get a form from the post office, it costs about £55 to get a provisional for the first time.
take bedding, towels, plates, pans, things to entertain yourself with, things to clean yourself with, things to make your room feel homely, a computer etc. dont take too much and if you need any more just grab it from your home when you go visiting.
try not to visit home too much when you first go to university. i knew a girl who went home every weekend and she ended up being really distanced from the group because she missed out on a lot of stuff. its cruel i know.
just have fun!!!!!
Take some weed, lava lamps and Gil Scott-Heron records. And take some yellow bentines as well, you can sell them to supplement your student loan, and all the cool kids are doing yellow bentines and clarky cat right now.
Maybe some Rohypnol if you prefer the "fun-sized" ladies.
...as I had to go to Uni nearby and couldn't afford to stay in halls.
Not sure if I regret missing out or not. I remember a lot of clingy people in halls desperate to make friends with other people, even people they just didn't like AT ALL, and a lot of people trying their very best to be WACKY STUDENT LOLZ. Haha look at us pouring milk into a cornflakes box and eating it straight out of it with a spoon. We're mad.
But I'm sure there were some perfectly decent, normal people who I would have met and had a good time with if I had lived in halls. Maybe I got the best of both worlds. Commuting to and from I got to keep my real friends from home and made a few at uni but I could be choosy and jettisoned the wankers.
This is the kind of thing that makes college so great.
...was walking down the fucking streets. I think she might also have had her pyjama bottoms on but it might just have been a poor fashion choice.
man, college was the best. Kids just not knowing how to act.
My favorite prank I pulled in the dorms was this:
-piss in a cup
-pour piss in a paper plate
-place piss plate in a freezer
-wait til frozen
-peel off paper plate
-wait til middle of the night
-slide the piss cube as far as you can under the door of some chump
-chumps wake up in morning to a perfect circle of piss on the floor
but that's good too.