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Dear Freshers,

Congratulations on successfully securing a place at Brunel University London! We hope you enjoy your time with us at Brunel. At Brunel, there is always something to do and get involved in. Make sure you are not missing out on the fun!

Here’s a quick guide on what you need to know:

Study, study, study and study some more...

Packed with a wealth of resources ranging from books, journals and articles, the university library is open to students 24/7 for group and individual study. The library has three floors/zones: the Social Study, Quiet Study and Silent Study where you can carry out research, assignments and exam preparation. If you are working on an assignment task or are revising for an upcoming examination then the Silent Study would be the place for you. Craving something to eat? Look no further, the library has its own food and drink area which can be found on the ground floor.

For more information on what the library has to offer, visit: www.brunel.ac.uk/services/library

Need academic advice? Don’t despair, just ASK.

As a final year English Literature student, I have needed academic advice on a regular basis for referencing and revising essays. Brunel has its own Academic Skills Service (ASK) which is located on the ground floor of the library. Get help by either attending workshops or by booking a 20 minute appointment with an ASK advisor for all your questions to be answered! The ASK team are always willing to help with any query you have! All you have to do is, ASK!

Budget right!

Money matters. The Student Centre will be your first point of contact with regards to financial matters. Also, you will be allocated a personal adviser who will be able to help you with academic, financial or personal matters.

Fresher’s Flu. Really?

It does exist! The Urban Dictionary has defined Freshers’ Flu as: An awful illness that prevents fresher’s [...] from attending lectures in the first term.

If you are suffering from headaches, tiredness and sickness as well as exhaustion,Guess what?! You’ve got Freshers’ Flu! If you feel that you need to visit a doctor then there is a medical centre on campus. To find out more information on how to register, the opening times as well as the services, simply visit:

sites.brunel.ac.uk/medicalcentre

Get involved!

University life is not just all about studying. It is about self development, becoming an all rounded individual and most importantly having fun! Drop into the Brunel Volunteers shop which is located on the main concourse to embark upon exciting volunteering opportunities!

Meet new people, join societies and share your interests, beliefs, or skills. If you find that you are very passionate about something and there isn’t a society to promote it, find people who share the interest and make one!

Brunel will prepare you for the working world by equipping you with a degree and with desirable transferable skills such as independence of thought and confidence.

We all gotta eat!

Feeling hungry? Guess what? All of the below are on campus! Make sure to check out: Social Kitchen. Yardbird. Subway. Costa. BeActive. Aspretto and Metrobite.

Lastly...

Be sure to turn up to ALL your lectures and seminars, make the right choices when choosing modules, work hard and most importantly have fun and make every moment enjoyable! Wishing you all the very best of luck for your time at Brunel University London.