L E N URB G UIDE F OR F RESHERS
Le Nurb - September 2012
le nUrB gUiDe for freshers!
Top Ten Things you should Do..... and shouldn’t Do. When you first get to Brunel, there are some things that you have to do as a right of passage.
On the other hand, there are some things you just shouldn’t do. Consider this our warning to you .
Keep your door open & make your flatmates a cup of tea – don’t be anti-social. Be sure to keep your door open so people can come in and talk to you. Don’t lock yourself away in your first week, otherwise people will think of you like this all year.
Don’t wear a nametag – whilst you may want people to get to know you, wearing a name tag is definitely not the best way to do it. Usually a handshake or an appropriate grope are good icebreaker.
Try a new beverage – Be sure to try something new and consuming a new beverage is a great way to show off your newly found independence.
Don’t get on first name terms with security – especially during your first week. Don’t be a prat and start arguing with security. These guys have to look after you for the next 3 years so getting in their bad books in the first week probably isn’t the best way to go.
Run up the Uxbridge underpass – You’ll find this eventually but by the underpass near Uxbridge there is a nice ramp. If you ever run up this ramp, congratulations. You are now a Brunelian.
Find and meet Heinz Wolff – Not only is there a building named after him but he also has his own Nintendo DS game. Go and find the coolest man on campus.
Be careful around postgraduate students – most of them have a great distain for undergraduate students and don’t want to talk to you so be careful around them. Whatever you do, don’t make fun of their age.
Go to Freshers Fayre early – With so much free stuff available, getting there early is the only way to make sure you’ll get it all. If you end up going at 3 o’clock, everything decent will be gone.
Don’t leave your room open – when you leave for a lecture or, more likely, something else, it leaves your room open to be completely wrecked by your flat mates. For example, they can gut your room and re-arrange it in the kitchen or cover everything in unused Christmas wrapping paper. We welcome creative ideas here at Le Nurb.
Go to a lecture in your pyjamas – this may seem obvious but it is another right of passage. Realise you are 5 minutes late for a lecture, crawl out of bed, grab a notepad and run. Your lecturer won’t be impressed but your fellow students will. Check out what interests you at the Union– a shameless plug yes but all students will have something to do with the Union at some point. Be it a club or a society or even getting involved with Le Nurb, there is something for everyone. Take a picture with the Isambard Statue – if you can’t find him, then shame on you but the statue is by the Wilfred Brown building. Take a photo of you with him and send it to your auntie Betty with a postcard telling her how great Brunel is and how the weather is very average.
Don’t swim in the pond – even RaG don’t want to do this for charity.
Don’t buy a gym membership if you’re not going to use it – It may seem enticing but if you know if you’re not going to use the gym, don’t waste your money. Save it for your Xbox or shoes.
Seriously, DON’T swim in the pond – this is more of a medical warning than anything else.
Don’t get the Piccadilly Line – this is more for if you’re going to Central London. If you live on the Piccadilly Line, then you have no choice. Fact. The Metropoliton Line from Uxbridge is faster, shorter and has better trains.
Pub crawl with your flatmates through Uxbridge – it may not seem great but Uxbridge is full of pubs so it makes a great place for a pub crawl. Be sure to choose a theme. Here are some examples to help you: Golf, Star Trek, Michael McIntrye or Christmas (this last one is especially fun during the summer months).
If you do get the Piccadilly Line, don’t laugh every time Cockfosters is mentioned – that’s just juvenile. although it is hilarious. Ha. Cockfosters.
Enjoy the library at 3am – this can happen in your first week or by your third year but at some point you will be in the library at 3am trying to complete a deadline. Don’t avoid it because we all do it.
Don’t get the N207 – it goes to scary places. Stay in the safety of Uxbridge.
five fanTasTic flirTy fail-safe frases for filThy fUn for freshers. “Do your feet hurt because you’ve been running round my mind all day.” “You must be a parking ticket because you’ve got FINE written all over you.” “Do you have a map? Because I keep getting lost in your eyes.” “Do you believe in love at first sight or do I have to walk past again?” “You can call me Fred Flintstone, because I’m here to make your bed rock.”
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