- Don’t over-pack. Make a list of the basics you’ll need and remember you will find everything you need in the city if you've forgotten anything. In particular, don't over pack kitchen equipment, everyone will do the same so you're best figuring out what you need when you get here.
- Make sure you bring staple food and drink. You can see what we recommend for your food shop here. If you have the best intentions but don't get round to it, there are big supermarkets nearby at ASDA Smithdown Road, Tesco Liverpool One and Aldi St Johns
- Do not forget important documentation, passports, driving licence, accommodation contracts etc.
- Bring photos to stick to your wall to make it feel like home- but leave enough room up for photos of new memories with your new friends. There's also the Poster Sale in the first few weeks so you can always get stuff there once you've scoped your room out.
- There will be plenty of helpers around to give a hand but try and make sure your stuff is in manageable bags / boxes that you will be able to carry from the car to your room.
- Say Hello! Even if you're feeling nervous remember everyone is in the same boat and looking for a friendly face. Use Welcome Week as a conversation starter - there's loads going on so see what your flatmates are attending.
- Keep your door open .. even if you're just unpacking it will encourage others to do the same and hopefully knock on to introduce themselves.
- Get out and about! Once you've met your flatmates it's great to go out and explore. Campus students can get their bearings in the centre while Greenbank and Carnatic students have the great Liverpool Food and Drink Festival just down the road in the beautiful Sefton Park.
- Make the most of what's going on at the Guild and in the city but remember there will also be events going on in your halls. We have barbecues, quizzes and clubbercise amongst many other opportunities so get involved to meet your wider halls community.
- Make sure you're following your halls on Social Media to meet new people and keep up to date.
- As well as all the fun events on offer, make time to explore your local area.
- Go to your welcome lectures! Even if you're struggling with a hangover it's just as important to get to know your course mates as your halls mates, so make the effort to go along.
Beyond Welcome Week
- Make time for some admin. Sign up to a doctors, scope out the library and update your CV ... all of these things will make your first year much easier.
- You're going to be moving to one of the greatest cities in the world so keep exploring!
- Aswell as your halls, these are key accounts we recommend following to stay up-to-speed: