Dan Brown says

Looking back on my freshers days, I realise that they were such a fun part of my life. It's probably the last time in your adult life that you'll have so much time on your hands to develop on a personal level, learn new skills, and have a really good time doing it! If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing, but here's some top tips that I learned along the way...

  • Get stuck in at freshers week, sign up to a few social activities that interest you and explore the many things that the campus has to offer. This is the best way to make friends and keep yourself busy in what is a very transitional time of your life.
  • It can be a nerve-racking experience leaving home and starting all over again but don't hide in your room! Get to know the people you're living with and the people on your course. They'll come from all walks of life and you very well may go on to live with them after your first year on campus.
  • Now's the best time to learn how to cook. Everyone starts off with the classic beans on toast but use your time to try out different meals and recipes. There will be plenty of time for it between lectures, especially in your first year. Also share your tips with your housemates. You're all in this together.
  • Embrace it! You'll never get this opportunity again...unless you do your Masters.

Dan Brown graduated with an MA in Cinematography and is now a Camera Operator with TopLine Film in London.