Buzzfeed’s Guide to Freshers Week

1. After the most nerve-racking drive of your life, you turn up at your new flat.

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2. And quickly size up your housemates.

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3. You’ll judge books by their covers.

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4. There will be people who don’t seem to fit in, but for now at least you pretend to like them.

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5. Once everyone has moved in, you’ll head straight to the pub.

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6. There will be lots of talk about who is/isn’t a virgin.

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7. You’ll reveal secrets that you wish you hadn’t.

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8. And you’ll get a lot of time to practice your “oh, that’s really interesting” face.

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9. You’ll meet people who love themselves.

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10. You’ll meet drama queens.

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11. And you’ll meet public school boys who say things like this.

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12. You’ll quickly slip into a routine.

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13. You’ll experiment.

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14. You’ll be forced to learn how to cook, but your friends will be skeptical.

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15. You’ll hear some terrible chat up lines.

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16. Kiss people you probably shouldn’t have kissed.

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17. And tell someone you love them.

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18. You’ll get a part time job.

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19. If you’re feeling adventurous you might redecorate the flat.

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20. Occasionally you’ll start to miss home and have a bit of a cry.

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21. So you call your parents to cheer yourself up.

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22. You’ll try to blag your way into parties.

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23. You’ll have inappropriate feelings towards one of your lecturers.

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24. Which should only be acted upon in extreme circumstances.

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25. Arguments will be started, and people will say things they don’t mean.

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26. But a few hours later it’s all forgotten. So you get your glad rags on.

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27. And do it all over again.

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28. Then after a few days you’ll realise that you actually like your housemates.

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29. And for some reason they seem to like you too.

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So enjoy Freshers’ Week while you can. It’ll all be downhill from here…

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