With the imminent arrival of a bunch of new freshers, we asked you to give our York newbies some advice. Here’s what you said:
We started by reminding you how awesome being a fresher was. The nostalgia made you a bit sad (understandably):
— Jonathan Moss (@Jon_moss9) September 13, 2014
Then we asked you what you’d do differently if you had your time again. And you gave us some really handy advice.
Freshers, listen up.
Alumni: read, sob, consider building a time machine:
1. The Duck Story. Don’t believe it. Just don’t
— cthonus (@cthonus) September 12, 2014
2. Put yourself out there. Everyone’s new to this game
@YorkAlumni we all assume everyone knows everyone else but they never do, be confident & put yourself out there.
— Sophie Jewett (@SophieChocLady) September 13, 2014
3. Throw yourself into your new freedom
@YorkAlumni Try out a wider range of pubs and restaurants! And join more societies.
— Sarah C Robinson (@SarahCRobinson) September 15, 2014
4. But sometimes a little restraint doesn’t hurt…
— Stephen Clarke (@StevoClarke94) September 12, 2014
5. Feed yourself. Occasionally
@YorkAlumni Summer 65 I lived in the centre of town on a diet of baked beans, pies, and whisky. And it never did me any harm.
— Ian Stuart (@yorkwriter99) September 11, 2014
@YorkAlumni …mold, dirty pan mountain and all 😉
— Tom (@Tom4955) September 12, 2014
6. Try not to start a revolution on Day One
— Rowan Allport (@DrRowanAllport) September 10, 2014
7. Learn who’s boss. Woe betide those who question their supremacy.
— Hannah Fraser (@FraserFringe) September 9, 2014