The Feel Good guide to surviving freshers’ week

Tuesday, 05 September 2017
The Feel Good guide to surviving freshers’ week

It’s September, which means back to school time. For those of you who are older, you’re finally entering higher education. Before your studies begin of course, there’s all the fun of Freshers Week to be had!

You made it through primary school, secondary school, college and here you are, all grown up and ready to go to university. Where did the time go? Here’s our Feel Good guide to help you get through the first few weeks.



1. Grab every freebie and discount you can find

Freebies and discounts are part and parcel of student life. And here at Feel Good, we offer you a 5% ongoing discount on all orders through our partners StudentBeans.com, where you can find even more discounts. We also offer 10% off all initial orders. 

What could be better than that? We know we know, we’re too kind.

You can pick up loads of freebies and discounts at your Freshers’ Fair, so don’t miss out. Going forward, always make sure to ask for a student discount wherever you go and have your student ID ready as proof of your studies.



2. Don’t feel pressured into doing things you’re uncomfortable with.

Freshers’ Week is often a time when people let their hair down and get loose – and that’s putting it lightly. For many, it’s their first time away from home, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. Never feel pressured in to engaging in activities you feel uncomfortable with, by all means, walk away if you are unhappy with something or someone.

Peer pressure can be difficult to deal with, but you’re older now, be your own person and don’t be tempted to simply follow the herd – they could be walking off a cliff.



3. Don’t be totally depressed if you don’t make friends within the first few days/weeks

Friends made too quickly can easily be lost when you realise you don’t have a lot in common or don’t get along. Take your time to get to know people and don’t feel too down if you don’t strike up friendships immediately. Be social and approachable to others, don’t be that person who gets into arguments with your peers and tutors in the first few weeks – trust us, there’s always one.



4. Sign up for everything

Clubs, societies and sports teams offer a chance to add some extracurricular actives to your resume, meet new people, make new friends and network. Making personal connections during your studies is often overlooked by most people, but could be essential when you need someone’s help, an introduction, or reference once you leave university. If you don’t like something, you can always leave anyway and probably at no cost.

It’s also a great opportunity to try out new things and challenge yourself.



5. Get organised

If you make the effort to be organised at the start of the academic year, you’re more likely to stay organised throughout your studies. University usually means juggling essays, presentations and exams, part-time work and a busy social life.

Get into the habit of planning out your week so that you can have a fair balance of everything, but make sure you prioritise your studies. If you know you have an exam to study for, or a big essay due, that is not the week to go on a late-night pub crawl.

Why not try our Dailies Total 1 silicone hydrogel lenses for your next marathon library session? Great for anyone who has an active lifestyle, their highly moisturising technology offers maximum hydration and comfort throughout the day. As dailies, they don’t need to be cleaned and stored, simply throw them away at the end of the day and pop in a fresh set when you wake up the next morning.



6. Take care of your health

Of course that means getting all of your regular checks-ups beforehand to make sure you start your studies without any hiccups, but we'd be remiss if we didn't remind you to keep eye health as a priority. You’ll be spending long hours in front of a laptop, reading endless stacks of books and looking at projectors during lectures, so make sure your eyes aren’t straining to see.

Make sure to register with your campus doctor and optician, while it’s even a great idea to go for an eye test during Freshers week as you might find yourself pushed for time once the semester begins. Remember that you do not need to purchase your contact lenses from your optician. Once you have your prescription, you can buy them anywhere and Feel Good offers the cheapest prices against all other high street and online retailers, guaranteed.



7. Have the time of your life!

Seriously, the days, months and years will fly past and before you know it, it’s graduation day! Enjoy every moment and remember to work and study as hard as you party, that 2:1 or above isn’t going to magically appear, you have to earn it.


Doing anything fun during Freshers’ Week? Tweet us your pictures at @feelgoodcontact. Have fun, stay safe and good luck with your studies!

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