Hi my name is Sam and I am coming to the end of my first year at the University of Liverpool.
It’s that time of year when I guess we all sit back and think about how time flies and how it only seemed like yesterday when I arrived at my halls.
The first thing I noticed when I came to Liverpool was how accommodating everyone was.
I needed to have specialist equipment installed in my room, so the staff allowed me to move in early so I could settle before it got busy. I really appreciated this gesture as I was pretty nervous about leaving home and living by myself.
Like most students, I worried about making friends and whether I’d get along with my housemates, but thankfully the accommodation team set up various activities throughout welcome week to make sure everyone got to know each other.
Some of the friends I made at the welcome event on the first night are the people I live with now, so it’s brilliant that the university goes out of its way to get people to mingle with each other. It’s also worth noting that if you’re nervous, you aren’t alone.
Everyone is bound to be a little anxious, and as such it’s easier to get to know people as everyone is eager to make friends. The events team and residential advisors put events on all throughout the year, so it’s easy to go out and meet new people if you want to.
Equally, the residential advisors are brilliant if you have any problems. You can call them any time of the day/night and they will try their best to help.
The same can be said of the reception. With University halls, you get that little extra feeling of comfort and security, as you know there is always somebody around who can help you if you’re feeling down.
I loved my year at Crown Place, and would highly recommend it to any freshers with or without a disability.