Move-In Day 1 2016

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Today Label caught up with some of the new students across campus and asked a few probing, and sometimes embarrassing, questions (in front of your parents, soz guys).

Our first trip all the way across the road from the Union to Bill Mo, where we met Ben, who was a little nervous about getting lost on this huge campus – we don’t blame you!

What is the weirdest thing you packed?

A pasta thing, I can’t even describe it!

Can you let us in on your best hangover cure?

Definitely a fried breakfast.

And mum, what do you think he will get up to now he’s away from home?

Do you know what, I think it’s best not to know!

14424765_10154464480389647_3208556097499594366_oAgreed! What’s the first thing you’ll do when you get home?

Eat chocolate to cope with the loss!

Sounds like a good idea! Next we met up with Bailey, who was also moving into Bill Mo and was looking forward to a good sleep already – you don’t know what’s about to hit you, Bailey!

What’s your best dish? Are you a good cook?

No! Egg and toast is about it!

What are you most nervous about?

Just living really!

We’re sure you will! What’s the weirdest thing you packed?

Hmm, I don’t know. Probably my bobblehead.

Yep, that’s pretty weird! Finally, what’s your go-to drink?

Ribena.

Hmmmm are you sure about that, Bailey? We hope you have a fab Freshers’.

Next we dropped by Towers, where we spoke to former Towers resident and Label Style Editor, Natasha Bennett and other Towers former freshers Alice Kirkaldy and Alex Marchant who told us all about Freshers’ from their perspective.

Are you excited to return to halls?

Yes, I love the social atmosphere! Everyone’s friendly, there’s loads to get involved with in the heart of campus, it’s close to everything and I can leave for lectures 5 minutes before!

What do you think it will be like living with freshers?

It’s exciting because you can impart your wisdom of living in halls onto them and help them along the way to not make the same mistakes!

What’s the best thing about living in halls?

The social aspect. You meet some great people you would have never met otherwise!

What’s your best advice for freshers coming into halls?

Take every opportunity you get and smile! Go on nights out you wouldn’t normally go to, even if your floor aren’t, you’ll have the best time.

On our distant travels from Towers to Royce, we encountered a group of freshers living in town, Carlos, Louise, Sonya and Sophia, who are really looking forward to the Freshers’ Week ahead.

What are you most nervous about?

Finding our buildings – this campus is so big!

You’re not wrong there! What are you going to miss most from your respective homes (in France and Spain – exotic!)?14524391_10154464514824647_3894257696318211600_o

NOTHING!

That’s what we like to hear, although you might start to miss the good weather pretty soon! What about what you are going to miss least

Ooh, probably our jobs!

What’s your go-to drink?

Rum and Coke.

And on the flip side, your best hangover cure?

Just lots and lots of water!

Finally, what’s your best dish?

Pasta’s always easy. Ooh, or a nice lasagne!

Thanks guys, hope you didn’t get too lost on your way back to town! Continuing on our journey we bumped into Evie who had just moved ALL the things into Royce.

What’s the first thing you did when you moved in, Evie?

Had a little walk about and got a feel for the campus.

14434969_10154464514869647_6253764844330434080_oGood idea! What’s your best dish?

Well I don’t do a lot of cooking to be honest, but I do a lot of baking. I love cakes!

You’ll be very popular with your flat then! What’s the weirdest thing
you packed?

It was probably a stuffed toy.

Everyone has them! And what are you most excited about?

Freshers’ and the general atmosphere, I think.

What will you miss most?

My parents and two dogs.

And the least?

The area I’m from, the Hull area.

Finally, what’s your go –to drink AND hangover cure?

Always peach schnapps and just lots of bread!!!

Next was Elvyn, and we met Will. It’s safe to say we sufficiently embarrassed him when we asked for his best chat up line… in front of his mum!

Hey Will! What’s the first thing you’ll do when you move in?

Meet my flatmates and see who I’ll be living with!14524404_10154464515169647_8929095167310863549_o

What’s your best dish?

Well, I worked in a kitchen over summer so I can actually cook a few good meals.

Your housemates will love you then! What are you most nervous about?

All of my friends have gone to university together, so I’m really on my own!

What’s the weirdest thing you packed?

Probably my toffee vodka.

What’s your go-to beverage?

Well, now it’s toffee vodka!

What are you most looking forward to in Freshers’?

Everything looks great, but tonight’s German themed night will be fun.

What are you going to miss most from home?

My mum!

What are you going to miss least from home?

Probably all of the housework.

What’s your best hangover cure?

McDonald’s!

Mine too, Will, mine too. Finally, after our monster trek around campus, we reached DC and met Thomas and his family.

What’s the first thing you’ll do when you move in?

Walk around a bit, familiarize myself with the area!

What’s your best dish?

It’s got to be pasta!

What are you most nervous about?

It’s just something I’ve never experienced, so I don’t know what to expect.

What’s the weirdest thing you packed?

Probably an iron, which I’ll never use

What’s your go-to beverage?

Rum and Coke.

That’s very popular today! What are you most looking forward to in Freshers’?

Meeting new people and going out.

What 14524361_10154464515354647_6879370582540933836_oare you going to miss most from home?

I’ll definitely miss my family.

What are you going to miss least from home?

My sister!

What’s your best hangover cure?

I’m still yet to discover one!

So are we all! Please do let us know if you happen upon one, Thomas!

So, that concludes move-in day one. Don’t forget you can catch coverage from LCR, Lens and LSUTV at media.lsu.co.uk, you might even spot yourself!

Thanks to everyone that spoke to us and we look forward to meeting more freshers tomorrow!

 Interviews and article by Leanna Kightley and Alice Priestley

Photography courtesy of Ushandan Kirupalaratnam and Elias Ruiz Monserrat

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This is Leanna’s third year involved with LSU Media. Having been Label Culture Editor and Assistant Editor on committee, as well as a columnist and Feature Content Coordinator, she’s now taking on the Label Editor role. Leanna’s job involves ensuring Label content is published to a high quality in print and online, encouraging new and old volunteers to get involved, and sitting as a member of LSU Media Senate.

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