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Freshers’ Fair Survival guide

What is it? Well it doesn’t involve carousel rides or candy floss, but it is an amazing opportunity for you to find out about the best of what our University has to offer! All our clubs and societies have stands with their members on hand to tell you all about how brilliant their club is. Film and TV student, Jono, has experienced Freshers’ Fair as both a First Year student and as a society committee member, so here are his top tips for making the most out of it.

• Make sure you give yourself enough time to look round the fair There is a lot to see and I’ve found myself rushing round trying to see everything before it finishes! So get there near the start and take your time taking it all in. • Don’t be shy Dive in and sign up to your favourite societies, if you leave it til later you might never do it. Uni is the perfect time to try out anything and everything so don’t hold back, you don’t know what you might miss out on! • Grab a Freshers’ bag containing lots of cool freebies!

• Get yourself a TOTUM card The National Union of Students (NUS) new TOTUM card gets you access to loads of discounts – like money off meals in Pizza Express, reduced theme park entry, discounts with retailers like ASOS… Personally I think it’s well worth the investment! • Visit as many stands as you can You will find yourself being bombarded with freebies during the fair (which isn’t a bad thing), so make the most of it! • Bring cash There is also stuff to buy (like yummy street food) so make sure to bring some cash with you (I usually limit myself to £20 as this is plenty).

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'This is Herts' student guide 2018  

Written by students for students, you'll find advice on everything from settling into university life and how to make your money go further,...

'This is Herts' student guide 2018  

Written by students for students, you'll find advice on everything from settling into university life and how to make your money go further,...