Your first few weeks are going to be tough no matter how much you prepare for them. But as time goes on it will all become much much easier. As soon as classes start and routine becomes a thing everything will simply fall into place. So try not to over think things and as hard it is just go with flow as everything will turn out okay in the end, I promise!
These projects have definitely raised awareness of the fact that firstly, lad culture and rape culture exist, and secondly that they are an important issue and people deserve to feel safe when they go out. But as the experiences of this years' freshers show, there is still a lot that needs to change.
Aside from hoping that the press fulfil their duty to report on these regressive changes, a more media-friendly hubbub needs to be kicked up about them. Far from being worn down by years of fighting Tory attacks on students, anger merely simmers beneath the surface - someone just needs to tap into it to get people talking.
It's your first week of university, you're meeting new people, familiarising yourself with your new campus, flat, house, bus route and local watering holes. Your first week you're winging it, you're jumping at every opportunity, reading every 'freshers' survival guide and you're moving at rocket speed...
Turning 18 was the most exciting time of my life. I was looking forward to making the most of becoming an 'official' adult and spending as much time going out with my friends as possible. Those turning 18 or off to university this year are probably feeling full of this excitement and the joys of not knowing what's around the corner - gearing up to start an amazing new chapter...
Freshers' will be an incredibly exciting introduction to your life at university. However, you may find things slightly overwhelming at times, and even the most independent person can feel a bit homesick. Just remember, everyone is in the same boat and there's a vast advice and support network surrounding you.
Methods of studying for students have changed very little for many years - though The Internet has given us access to a wealth of unfiltered information, traditionally the university experience has revolved around sitting in lectures, sitting in the library, cramming revision in, re-writing notes and highlighting textbooks.
So many people associate Freshers' Week with massive parties and heavy drinking, but that's a pretty outdated stereotype of student life! Yes, we've got a packed week of clubbing and live acts going on - but we've also got hundreds of other events and there are so many opportunities to meet people who want to do the same things as you do!
The more you budget, the more fun you can have. Trust me, it's too easy to be put in a situation where you have used up all the money you have for the next six weeks and only have two tins of beans and a mouldy bit of bread left. You're not going to be going out clubbing or having a stress free time if that happens.