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Blog Post: Moving to Aston University Campus!

Joining University and leaving your family home can be nerve-wracking, but don't worry! We've put together 9 useful tips to help you settle in.

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Finding Your Home Away from Home: A Guide for New Students to Settle in on Campus

Welcome to your new adventure at Aston University! As you step onto campus for the first time, you're embarking on a journey of growth, learning, and self-discovery. Settling into campus life might seem overwhelming, but with the right approach, you'll quickly find your rhythm and make the most of your university experience. 

Here are some valuable tips to help you settle in seamlessly:


1. Explore Your Surroundings

Take some time to explore the campus and the city and familiarise yourself with its layout. Locate key buildings such as your department, the library, student services, food courts and recreational spaces. It’s also important to locate nearby supermarkets and GPs. This will help you navigate confidently from day one.


2. Attend Welcome Week Activities

Welcome Week events are designed to introduce you to the campus community, fellow students, and the range of services available. Be sure to take part in these activities to meet new people, make new friends and learn about campus resources. This will help you feel more at ease in your new environment!


3. Personalise Your Space

Whether you're living in student accommodation or private housing, make your living space comfortable and reflective of your personality. Add personal touches like photos, decorations, and cosy bedding to transform your room into a welcoming haven. TRUST US – it makes all the difference!


4. Establish a Routine

Creating a daily routine can provide structure and stability to your days. Schedule your classes, study time, meals, and leisure activities to strike a balance between academics and your personal well-being.


5. Join Clubs & Societies

Getting involved in student clubs and societies is a fantastic way to meet like-minded individuals who share your interests. Whether you're passionate about sports, arts, or helping the community, there's likely a group for you! 


Make sure you come down to our Clubs and Societies Fair on 19th September to explore all the different Clubs & Societies on offer!


6. Utilise Campus Resources

Aston University and the SU offer a wide range of resources to support your academic, personal, and professional development. From academic advising to career support from the Careers & Placementteam, take advantage of these services to make the most out of your university experience.


7. Manage Your Finances

Budgeting is an essential skill for university life. Set up a budget that covers your expenses, including tuition, housing, meals, and leisure activities. Keeping track of your finances will help you make informed decisions and reduce stress. If you need help with budgeting, our Student Advice team are on hand to help you!


8.Stay Healthy and Active

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for your overall well-being. So, why not set up a gym membership at our campus-based fitness centre, join our sports clubs, and prep healthy meals? Regular exercise and a balanced diet will help you stay energised and focused.


9.Ask for Help When Needed Transitioning to university life can be challenging and that's perfectly normal!  Don't be shy to ask for help from your Tutor, professors, or counsellors if you're facing difficulties. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.


Settling into campus life at Aston University is an exciting chapter in your journey. By exploring your surroundings, engaging with your peers, and making the most of campus resources, you'll quickly feel at home and build a strong foundation for your university experience. 

Remember, you're not alone—everyone around you is on a similar adventure. So, take a deep breath, embrace the opportunities, and enjoy every moment of your time at Aston University!



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