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Some things to expect in your first term at university?

Starting university comes along with so many expectations; you want to make friends, have the best time and enjoy your course. As well as surviving living on your own without your parents around. However, everyone has a different experience and it’s different for every student.

Moving out and settling in is key when starting university. Especially if you’re moving to Glasgow from a different of the country, or even needing a flight to get here! Going from living with family members who you know extremally well to moving in with 6+ strangers can be strange for many. Most of our students have found it much easier than they thought, but remember if you have any questions make sure you ask us at MyPad Paisley.

It is your opportunity to make loads of new friends and attend MyPad’s social events. Remember, there are no other chances that everyone is keen to be chatty.

We strongly advise you join a uni society or club. You will meet so many different people and make friends with students with similar interests to you. Societies vary from chess club to the rugby club or even fencing. It’s a fab way of meeting new people, picking up skills, trying something new and adding to your CV. You don’t need to join right away, you can join mid-term.

When you receive your first student loan… it looks great landing in your bank account. But the chances are, it won’t go as far as you hope. Many students find it hard than expected managing their day to day costs. You defiantly learn the value of money in your first term. You need to make sure you have money for books, materials or equipment. If you need any help with money, we are here to help or you can speak to your university.

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