I’m nervous about that first day at Uni? What’s it really like?
"Uni is brilliant, I have learnt so much in my first year. Not just academically but a lot about people. I am friends with people completely different to my friends at home. I feel I have really grown up this year I am a lot more independent. Not only does going to uni get you a degree it also prepares you for the real world."
What is it like to live in halls of residence?
"Living in halls is brilliant fun. It gives you a chance to get to know your flat mates really well. There is always people about and something going on, you’re never lonely! I am so pleased I lived in halls in my first year, I absolutely loved it."
I’m concerned about not knowing people and not fitting in….
"There really is nothing to be worried about, you have to remember you are not the only person living away from home; everyone is in the same boat! Not everyone is going to be your friend and you might find that perhaps people in your flat don’t turn out to be your best friends but you always meet people, whether it’s on your course or on a night out. Just relax, give people a chance when getting to know them. I have found that my friends at uni are very different to my friends at home."
What’s good about Leeds Trinity?
"The best thing about Leeds Trinity is the work placement that you will do as part of your course. This really is a brilliant experience, not only does it help you with your degree but the work experience you gain is vital for preparing you for a career. I have found that the university being so small is really beneficial, you’re lecturers will know you by name. I feel really supported by my lecturers, you may not find this with larger universities."
What is there to do outside of academic learning?
"Leeds is a lively, vibrant, fun city. There is something here for absolutely everyone. Not only is the nightlife some of the best in the UK there is plenty of restaurants and cinemas. On freshers week you will experience some of what Leeds has to offer, whether you are a party animal or into your activities!"
What should I bring when moving in?
"I think the most important things to bring are belongings that will make your university room feel homely! Make it personal with pictures or posters, the more things that make you feel at home the more you are likely to settle in. Kitchen items are a necessity should you be living in self catered halls."
I’m part-catered, what’s available when the dining room is closed?
Part-Catered means you’ll get credit automatic logged onto your student card to spend on meals. However, the dining room isn’t always open for you to pop along to. In the part-catered accommodation there are limited cooking facilities, but there is the chance to get meals from the vending machine, located in the back section of the dining room and open via a student card at all hours.
I’m self-catered, where can I get food, is it easy to get to?
For self-catered student the onus is on choosing and cooking up your own meals. With the FREE Trinity Shuttle bus you are picked-up at the university, dropped off outside Morrisons, Horsforth and can get the bus back to uni when you’ve finished your shop. Alternatively if you have a car, ASDA is only a 5-10 minute drive from the campus as well.
Top Tip- If you meet people in your accommodation who you get on with why not club together in food shopping, it is often cheaper in the long run.
What is Fresher’s Week and what happens during that week?
Fresher’s week is your first week at university and aids as a get to know you, introductory week. The aim of the first week is to help you to meet new friends who’ll you’ll be studying with and have an action packed week exploring your new surroundings of campus and Leeds. The Students Union will organise regular nights out to clubs and bars in Leeds as well as extra activities during the day and theme nights at the HQ Bar including Karaoke, comedy nights, DJ’s and open mic nights.
What is the Fresher’s Fair?
The Fresher’s Fair normally takes place at the Leeds Trinity sports centre and hosts a large number of internal and external stands where students can sign up and express interest in joining. The Fresher’s Fair is normally in your second week, after the excitement of Fresher’s Week and gives students the chance to join clubs, societies and a whole lot more.
What can I do if I don’t like the course?
It’s best to speak to the university as soon as possible, the later you leave it the harder it will be. Leeds Trinity do their utmost to provide the best service to all students, so speak out about any concerns and queries, remember you’re a name and not a number at Trinity.
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