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How to make the most of your last Fresher’s

So… you’re a final year student and about to begin your last year at Lincoln. You want to take part in Fresher’s Week but not sure how to optimise what to do as it’s almost overwhelming? Here are all my tips on how to make the most of your last freshers!

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Don’t say no to new opportunities!

Follow the cliché advice that Fresher’s always receive – try new things! Well… within reason. Make sure it’s what you’re comfortable with. If you’re worried you’ll regret missing out, then chances are you probably will. Now I don’t just mean nights out or anything involving alcohol, this can be attending all Fresher’s events or just simply joining societies that you wish you had tried beforehand.

Try something new

This is your final chance to take up something that you’ve never even thought about before so take a look at what’s on offer and take part! Try a society or sport you’ve never thought of. Try visiting somewhere new and local before, arguably, your most stressful year begins. Take up opportunities that allow you to make new friends, like local pub quizzes.


If you haven’t spoken to some people since your first year, then maybe make the most of having this week to catch up. Whether it’s just a lunch date having coffee (see this article for our favourite local coffee shops) or organising an evening occasion, be it with the SU or elsewhere.

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Attend as much as you can

Look at all the events run by the SU as well as the city and try to give some of them a go. Even if you go alone, you’ll enjoy yourself. The last thing you want is to have FOMO so make the most of all the events, tag along with friends and enjoy yourself. This is your last chance to make memories so go and make them!

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