freshers week



If I could turn back time…

17th September 2021

Our Views Editors reflect on the mistakes and mishaps of their time in first year Rothery: As a Fresher, I was one silly goose; I thought I had my life figured out, and even though I went into university with an open mind I was still shocked by the growth that was waiting for me. ...


A freshers’ guide to overcoming gym anxiety

15th September 2021

The gym doesn’t have to be a scary place! There is absolutely no hiding the fact that the gym can be one of the most intimidating places in the world, and is, sometimes, the last place you want to be. However, with a positive mindset, a little self-confidence, and some help from your friends, you ...


The Chronicles of a Black Gay Fresher

15th September 2021

Dating apps, dancefloors and downright racist encounters Starting university for me was an opportunity to explore who I am as a young, Black, gay man. I figured that going to a new city with new people would allow me to fearlessly express who I am without the worry of bumping into unpleasant old classmates or ...


Vent to views

15th October 2020

 Your questions answered by our Views Editors. I’m going into my first year now and I’m still a virgin. I always assumed I’d just lose it to a randomer in Freshers’ Week and get it over with, but obviously with the current situation that’s looking a bit impossible. I’m really stressing about the idea of ...