Freshers Move In Day One

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Tuesday 22nd September saw the arrival of freshers to five halls here in Loughborough. Label went along to see what the atmosphere was like and to meet a few new students from each hall!

Towers was fairly lively for 11am, fresher helpers and committee were on hand to help new students move in and many of the parents there were particularly friendly. We had a chat with Jack:

What is the most important that you’ve packed to move away from home?

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Label on tour!

“Without a doubt, my speaker!”

Judging by Jack’s face, he clearly could not be without it!

And what are you studying?

“Electrical Engineering- quite a distance from Towers…”

Which night, or part of Freshers are you most looking forward to?

“Banana night!” -Jack was very prepared for this event, leaving his mum looking rather confused at the fact there’d been a costume at home last week!

And- in one word, can you describe how you’re feeling?

Excited!

-Good to hear!

Royce had DJ J-Silks providing entertainment for new students, parents and returners alike! The atmosphere was all very friendly and lively, despite the rain. We met with new student, Niamh:

What is the most important that you’ve packed to move away from home?

“Probably my laptop.”

And what are you studying? 

“Im going to be doing Sport and Exercise Science.”

Great! So, what’s your favourite sport?

“Hockey!”

Which night, or part of Freshers are you most looking forward to?

“Zoo Project night as part of Royce Freshers.”

And- in one word, can you describe how you’re feeling?

“Excited!”

We also talked about Lorraine Bowen performing on night one of freshers, we’d like to add that Niamh’s mum thinks she is a “legend”- look out for that interview very soon!

Elvyn fresher helpers were dancing, taking photos and of course helping out their freshers. We caught up with Jonathan, who’s going to be studying Electronics and Computing.

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Interviewing on move in day one

What is the most important that you’ve packed to move away from home?

“My computer” -a good answer, considering his course!

Which night, or part of Freshers are you most looking forward to?

“Meeting some new people throughout freshers.”

And- in one word, can you describe how you’re feeling?

“Apprehensive” – Jonathan’s Dad added that’s how he’s feeling too, but his parents are also excited for their son.

In Bill Mo, we met up with Henry, in their lively, atmospheric quad!

What is the most important that you’ve packed to move away from home?

“Laptop”

And what are you studying? 

“Systems Engineering” -someone else with a walk ahead of them!

Which night, or part of Freshers are you most looking forward to?

“I’m excited to join a sports team and get back into some sport, I may try out Lacrosse, I haven’t played before, but it’s nice to try something new!”

And- in one word, can you describe how you’re feeling?

“Optimistic!” -Great to hear!

Finally, we visited DC where we met Libi, there seemed to be less people around, but some freshers were still arriving a bit later in the day.

What is the most important that you’ve packed to move away from home?

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Elvyn on move in day

“Laptop”

And what are you studying? 

“Social Psychology with Ciminology”

Which night, or part of Freshers are you most looking forward to?

“I don’t really know- all of it, nothing in particular”

Do you play a sport?

“Yeah, netball”.

And- in one word, can you describe how you’re feeling?

“A bit stressed!”

Many thanks to everyone who chatted with Leanna and I today, it was lovely to meet you all and we hope you have an awesome freshers!

Photography by Paul Johnston

Interviews conducted by Katie Wilson, Label Editor, and Leanna Kightley, Label Assistant Editor

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This is Katie's third year involved with LSU Media. Last year she was Label Features Editor and LSU Media Head of News (Content Coordinator). As Label Editor, Katie sits on Senate and also plans on increasing Label's readership, quality and connections with the other sections of LSU Media. Katie was awarded three LSU Media awards at the end of last year for her work with Label, Features and News.

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