I was a mix of excited and apprehensive before coming to Exeter. I had been to see the campus and I really liked it and was impressed by the teaching facilities and range of extra-curricular activities.
However, I thought it would be a bit of a culture shock because I live near London and I am a bit more used to busy bustling cities.
All in all, I have had a pretty good time at Exeter. I saw it as an opportunity to have a change of scenery and have been able to make some good friends.
My top tips would be to join societies as they are the best way to meet and interact with people who may be equally as nervous and apprehensive as you are.
I would also suggest doing something that is out of your comfort zone so that you can get a taste of new experiences and meet new people.
Make friends on your course to also broaden your friendship group and to have an academic support network.
My final tip would be to smile. A simple smile or nod can go a long way in helping find new friends around campus.