An open letter to all of our new Wrexham Glyndwr University freshers.
By Kara Beth Davies, Egwyl Editor | @Kara_Davies
Congratulations on becoming a student here at Wrexham Glyndwr University! I know how hard you’ve worked to get to this point. As Monday 25 is going to be the first day of your university journey, I thought I’d write you a letter.
The first day. It’s nerve-wracking. It’ll feel like the first day of school all over again. Amidst all that, it will be so exciting. Exciting to the point where you won’t be able to stop yourself from smiling, cherish that and never forget it.
There is a chance that you won’t know any of the other students on your course. You might not know what to say, but what you need to remember is that you have something in common with them, otherwise you wouldn’t be doing the same course. I can guarantee that you will meet your best friends while your studying here. You’ll bond with them quickly. I’ve only known my friends for a year, but it feels like I’ve known them all my life.
Get involved. If you like sports, there are a number of sports societies, from football to table tennis, there really is something for everyone. If sport isn’t you thing, there are film, sci-fi and an open mic society. In fact, there are too many for me to list! Ultimately, the society you’ll want to join is with us here at Egwyl. We are not just looking for writers, if you like videography, editing, radio or photography, we’d love to hear your ideas.
Deadlines tend to creep up quite quickly, so I’d suggest that you know when all your submission dates are and make a plan. Having study sessions with your friends will be beneficial, working in a relaxed environment will definitely help ease the stress, it’s also a lot more fun. Also, referencing! If you don’t know how to do it, you’ll become a master by the time you get to the end of your first year, trust me!
Your lecturers will be the best for any advice or questions you may have. They will always be around to help and support you, make the most that. The camaraderie between yourself, your friends and your lecturers will be something like no other. You’ll appreciate how important that aspect is.
There are may other things I could tell you about, but I’ll let you discover that yourself. Enjoy everything that Glyndwr has to throw at you, you’ll have the time of your life.
All the best,