File photo: While you may feel safe signing up for activities similar to those you aced in high school, now is the time to try something different.

There’s loads more people to meet, places to go, and things to do… which could all be a little intimidating as you take your first step toward young adulthood and independence.

Dive right in

Carpe the heck out of that diem and take part in as many activities and events as you can. While you may feel safe signing up for activities similar to those you aced in high school, now is the time to try something different.

Friends are your new family

Strike up a conversation with the person you probably wouldn’t have spoken to at school, socialise with your classmates and hang out with other students in your residence who are studying completely different courses.

Work hard and play hard

While you’ve been looking forward to the varsity social scene since you first filled in your application, don’t forget that your studies are the main reason you are at university - and you need to give them as much, if not more, attention.

Avoid the budget blues

If you’ve moved away from home, chances are that this is the first time you’ll be completely responsible for your own budget. Now’s the time to make sure you’re fully aware of all your costs.

Healthy body = healthy mind

Remember to keep up with your exercise regime, even if it’s an early-morning run around campus a few times a week. - Respublica Student Living