16 Things You Wish You’d Known as a Fresher at The University of Bristol

If only you’d known sooner.

1. You need to give yourself extra time to get to lectures because of all the horrendously steep hills.

via rebloggy.com

via rebloggy.com

2. Do your bank account a favour and avoid all the convenience shops in and around campus.

It’s not that much more effort to walk out to a bigger supermarket where everything is so much cheaper.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

3. Losing your student card will be all the stress.

Try not to do it. 🙈

via lockerdome.com

via lockerdome.com

4. Campus is bigger than you think and you need to explore it.

There’s nothing worse than discovering the perfect place just as you’re about to graduate.

#pond #afternoonstroll #universityofbristol #botanicalgardens

A photo posted by Emily Rose (@emilyrosekitchen) on

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

5. Go to all the “Tea and Cake” meetings you’ll be invited to for your course, even if you’re really hungover because of Freshers’ Week. 

They provide the cutest opportunity to make new friends and, most importantly of all, there’s free food. 😍

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

6. There’s a Hot Air Ballooning Society.

And it’s awesome.

7. You can also join Brizzlepuffs Quidditch Society.


Brooms up, Bristol! Fresher's fairs here we come…

A photo posted by Brizzlepuffs (@brizzlepuffs_quidditch_club) on

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

8. As great as Freshers’ Week is, it’s a classic Bristol pub crawl you need to go on.

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

9. Legendary Skins-style parties happen and, yes, you should go to at least one.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

10. Be selective when joining all the UoB Facebook groups for things unless you enjoy being bombarded with notifications.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

11. Don’t leave visiting the library until exams. 

It’s at its best when there’s no revision rush, plus it’s genuinely a gorgeous place.

Visited Bristol yesterday 🙌💕

A photo posted by Emma Felin (@emmakatefelin) on

12. And getting a second year house sorted won’t be as hard as you think.

You’ll hear people stressing about it when you’ve barely settled into halls – ignore them. You’ve got loads of time.

Last full day living in Clifton Wood 👋🏼🏡🏠 #survivedsecondyear #thatoneweekofsummer

A photo posted by A L I C E (@alicetyler) on

13. If you’re looking for the best halls, look no further than Churchill.

Bye churchill 😭

A photo posted by Issy Kluk (@issykluk) on

14. You can get YoYo Burger to takeout.


Hello gorgeous burgers 🍔 #fat #foodporn #burger #italianburger #hangovermeal #instafood

A photo posted by Magalidwt (@magalifoodie) on

15. You’re not a true Bristol student until you’ve done the Banksy tour.

16. And, the most important thing to know of all, enjoy it.

Have no fear; you’ll love being a student there.

goodbye beautiful city full of beautiful friends. it's been a pleasure knowing you

A photo posted by georgia (@acciogeorgia) on