6 Ways To Make Sure You Stay Safe During Freshers' Week
Freshers’ Week is most fun way to start your university experience, so make sure you have loads of fun and also stay safe!
We can all get a bit carried away during Freshers’ Week. Here are some tips we’ve pulled together to help you stay safe and aware, so you can have the best time ever while keeping out of harm’s way.
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR DRINKS
Make sure you always know where your drink is and keep an eye on anyone near it. It’s unlikely to happen, but getting your drink spiked is an awful experience and can be extremely dangerous. Make sure you’re there for all your friends too to remain safe on a night out that might involve one too many drinks.
ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN
Decide at the start of the night how you’re getting home. If you’re all going to get an Uber make sure you stick to that plan. Walking? Make sure you’ve looked up the route when sober to check it’s safe. Always make sure you travel with friends, especially when coming back from a night out.
DON’T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE
Everyone is having a laugh during Freshers’, which means sometimes people can go a bit too far when it comes to joking around. If you don’t feel comfortable, feel free to say no or leave a situation. It’s better to make friends with people who make you feel comfortable not weird.
Although you’re definitely the most important thing to keep safe, your belongings are also important. Especially your phone! Nobody wants to have a smashed phone screen for the rest of the year just because of some toilet related Freshers’ Week incident.
WRAP IT UP
STIs are easy to avoid. Always make sure you carry a condom in your bag with you in case things get a little steamy. Nobody wants to be making a trip to the sexual health clinic during their first week for a check up.
It can be easy to forget to drink water throughout the day, but if you’re going out in the evening it’s vital you keep your body well hydrated to avoid severe dehydration.
Freshers Week is a super fun time and trust us we want you to have the best time ever, but do take a moment to find out more about the services and people that are there to support you and keep you safe.