So some things I wanted to know before I went to uni were things like when do I get my uni card, is it worth getting an NUS card, what will I need and when will I get my timetable?
All these questions made me extremely excited to start uni but I would have liked to have known the answers to these questions before I started!
So, you will get your Uni card, along with your uni flat keys on Welcome Sunday which is really exciting! You will also get a timetable for Welcome Week, where you will go to introductory lectures to get to know your classmates and the university. As much as you’ll probably find yourself going out at night and meeting new people, it’s important you don’t push yourself too much.
An NUS card is just like a student discount card which you can use at many retailers to redeem your discount. As most Unicards don’t have a valid expiry date on them, some retailers will not accept them so as a precaution I bought a three year NUS card which is coming to its expiry date 🙁 The amount of times I’ve used it has more than outweighed the money I spent to buy it, so if you’re frugal or a big spender I highly recommend it.
So what will you need for uni itself? Well it’s very similar to college, you will need to provide all your own equipment i.e. paper, folders, pens/pencils etc. If you’re unsure of any extra equipment you need then get in contact with the Course Leader or the University who will point you in the right direction. Worst case scenario you could always ask during Welcome Week, but just ensure you can quickly equip yourself for the next lecture!
So I hope I’ve managed to answer a few questions you might have. If you have any others please let me know by commenting and I’ll do my best to answer them!