1. Don't buy the books until after you go to at least the first class to make sure you will use them.
2. Also, all those books are probably in your library anyway.
3. If you don't live in halls, you have to make a MASSIVE effort to find out when stuff is on and an even bigger effort to socialise...
4. ...and, in fact, if you're an introvert, don't live at home – even if it's in walking distance from your uni.
5. Make friends with all of the nightclub bouncers and beat the queues.
6. Read as many books as you can.
7. If you make friends with your estate agent, you'll make your life so much easier.
8. Don't associate with proper lads – they're usually a pretty...uhh...bad influence.
9. If you want to join a sports team, join lacrosse. It's easy (because no one knows how to play it), and it's usually a pretty fun group.
10. Don't worry if you miss something important in your lectures, they're almost always available online – meaning you can catch up at your leisure.
11. Join a few societies that you don't even care about, just to make new friends.
12. Be careful what you wear to Freshers' Week.
13. All-nighters in the library are not only acceptable, but encouraged, and you can usually get takeaway food delivered there.
14. Some universities let you split your first or last year into two years – perfect if you need to earn a bit of money, travel, or to do a work placement.
15. While your first year is obviously really important, remember that it's also important to spend it making great mates and contacts.
Don't underestimate the importance of meeting new people at university. The people you meet could shape your lives. Watch Jon and Pach's story to find out how.
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