Check out our top tips to get the most out of your first weeks at uni! You can also take a look at our awesome video created in collaboration with You Tube star Don’t Jealous Me!
It’s September! (How did that happen so quickly?!)
All that hard work has paid off and you’re all set to start the next chapter. It’s an exciting time with new friends to make, tons of social activities and of course, getting stuck into your course of choice!
It’s natural to feel nervous moving away from home, the following tips should help you have a great time and make the most of your university experience:
It’s important to feel at home in your surroundings, so make sure you’ve packed your favourite items to have in your new room. From picture frames to posters, making your room your own will help you settle in. Plants are also great to create a calming atmosphere.
It can be daunting making new friends but remember that everyone is in the same boat! Break the ice by going to your university induction and other Freshers’ events so you can start meeting each other. One of the best things about moving away to university is all the different people you get to meet!
If you’re sharing a kitchen with others, try your best to keep on top of household chores. This will help maintain good relationships with your neighbours and maintain that great atmosphere.
There’s so much to get involved in at university, such as joining societies or contributing to the university magazine or radio station. These are also fun ways to meet other people with similar interests.
At each aparto site is a friendly resident team who are on hand to help with any problems, answer any questions and always there for a chat!
Why not check out our video collaboration with Tolu, Don’t Jealous Me. We were lucky enough to team up and create a comical sketch, filmed at aparto Queens Court, in Reading. We had so much fun filming on the day and even got some of our current residents involved.
Tolu’s fame is best accredited to his online show Don’t Jealous Me, which was started in late 2008 when a friend found it hilarious at the way in which he was eating burgers and began recording him and Don’t Jealous Me aka T.Boy was born.
His videos have now amassed over 45 million Youtube views and over 200,000 subscriptions across his Youtube Channels.
Here’s a snap of behind the scenes footage from the day:
In the video, you can see:
Watch the full video below, trust us, it’s hilarious!
January can be a tough month for everyone, so adding being a student into that can make it even harder. We’ve listed some of our favourite money saving hacks below. We’ve listed things from food to bank accounts to help you save your pennies. Make a meal planBy making a meal plan, you’re less likely […]
Vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular and with the #Veganuary revolution, it’s become a lot easier to try this. A lot of restaurants have taken part in this and included a lot more Vegan dishes on their menus. Below is one of our favourite comforting meals, but Vegan. It’s packed full of flavour, veggies and […]
Christmas is just around the corner and that nice long break from uni work is in sight….. Amid the parties, catch ups and end of term coursework deadlines you may have asked the question: What do I buy for people this year?! Fear not, this handy blog will give you some great gift ideas that […]
Sustainability is a key topic that’s receiving increasing attention, as it’s so vital we look after our environment. Businesses are getting involved, from using recycled packaging, encouraging customers to refill their beauty products or promoting shared journeys such as Uber pool. We can all do our bit to help keep the planet healthy. Here are […]
We are delighted to announce that aparto has now expanded into Glasgow! The new residence, aparto Glasgow West End, forms part of our 12 residences across the UK and Ireland. The residence is home to over 600 students, perfectly located a short walk from the University of Glasgow and easy access to the city centre. […]
We are delighted to announce we have been awarded for the following 2019 awards, chosen amongst 30 other private halls providers and all thanks to the positive feedback from our residents. • Best Private Halls Provider in Ireland for the second consecutive year! • Best Individual Accommodation for The Combworks residence in Aberdeen • […]
The first few weeks when you move to university are a bit of a whirlwind! From settling into your accommodation, making new friends and sampling the wide array of events and activities on offer during freshers fortnight. There’s loads of ace stuff to get involved in, from getting loads of free merch at uni fairs […]
Turn your weekly shopping trip into an interesting exploration through natural products while saving the planet from more plastic waste. You can get everything from pasta and spices to shampoo and toothpaste without any packaging. Here are some tips from the Minimal Waste Grocery. Bulk, Bulk, Baby! We’re not talking about 2kg tins of […]