Spotlight on…First Things First

Accommodation - Arrivals Week Purple 200It’s here! The day you move away from home has arrived. Whether this is your first time away from home, your first time to Aberdeen or even your first time to Scotland – we would like to wish you a very warm welcome.

We have some tips on what to get sorted when you first arrive.

  • Complete your inventory. Yes we know it’s not the most exciting thing to do when you just want to get out there and do student-y things but trust us, you’ll be glad you did it when the end of lease inspections come around. We’ll send you an email with the link for the online inventory so before you unpack everything, carefully check the condition of the items listed on your inventory and make a note of anything missing, damaged or marked.
  • Report any problems. Site staff make every effort to check lightbulbs, sockets etc to make sure everything is ready for your arrival but sometimes things get missed. Please report any problems straight away so that we can put things right for you.
  • Check your welcome pack. We have put a welcome bag and a Digin box in your bedroom as a friendly welcome from us to you. We have included a Residents Guide with information about how to report any maintenance issues, how to use the laundry and there is a map of Aberdeen that you may want to pin on your noticeboard. We have also provided a handy checklist of things to organise during your first few weeks.
  • Meet people. There will be heaps of new people for you to meet – flatmates, neighbours, fellow course mates, your ResLife team and more. Don’t be shy as this is probably the one time when everyone is in the same boat. Each site will have ResLife activities and you can easily spot the ResLife team by their red and yellow hoodies. RGU:Union have many Freshers events planned and Freshers Fayre is the ideal time to join some societies and clubs.
  • Keep in touch with home. A quick text, call or email to reassure everyone from home that you are surviving is highly recommended as this is an emotional time for family too.