Preparing for university and your first few weeks at Roehampton

Preparing for university

Starting university is a big change for many people, you may be moving away from home for the first time, living with people you haven’t met before, cooking and doing your own washing! If you are living at home during your time at Roehampton it will also be a transition to managing your study and working with a range of people from different backgrounds to your own.

It can also be one of the most exciting and rewarding periods of your life, and we hope you will enjoy your time at Roehampton and all that it has to offer.

We have put together the following list of top tips to help you prepare and get organised for university.

  • Complete your online enrolment 
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Like us on Facebook and meet other freshers
  • Once you get your accommodation, find your hall's Facebook group and meet your new housemates! You can also have a look at our Accommodation 360 videos to get an preview of your halls
  • Download our Welcome Week app (coming in mid August!)
  • Have a look around our website and find out what we have to offer
  • See our packed events timetable for what’s on, and start planning your Welcome Week.
  • If you need any extra support, get in touch with University Student Services or Roehampton Students’ Union
  • Apply for your student Oyster/Rail card, you can contact the Welcome Centre in Elm Grove should you need help with this
  • Plan how you are going to get to Roehampton on Arrivals Day

 

Your first few weeks at Roehampton

You’ve made it to university, now the fun begins! As you adjust to this new stage of your life, here are our tips on what to expect and settling in.

Arrivals Weekend

  • Unpack and meet your new housemates (bring a doorstop, it helps!)
  • Have a look at your timetable for Welcome Week and plan what events you are going to attend
  • Apply for an NUS Extra card for amazing discounts at a huge range of shops
  • If fitness is your thing, take a look at the gym and the membership options
  • Make sure you meet your flat rep and ask them any questions you may have
  • Have a wander around campus and familiarise yourself with where the Students’ Union, cafes and food outlets are.

Once you've settled in

  • Go to all your inductions.
  • Visit any of the Information Points or check out the website to find out what's going on for the day. Our app will also have an up-to-date timetable of events for you to check. We have loads going on during the day so make sure you don’t miss out, get yourself out of bed and make the most of it!
  • Register with the Student Medical Centre