Hi. My name is Aqeeb Akram. I am a second year BA Geography student from September 2016. I am from Bradford and studied at Dixons City Academy- studying A-levels in Geography, Religious Studies, ICT and EPQ. I enjoy a variety of activities such as Bhangra, Football and Tennis. When I started in the first year, I had three main feelings surrounding studying at university. First, I was really excited to start; second I was nervous and scared about moving hours away from home and third I was anxious about not being able to fit in with my flat mates.
When I applied to Queen Mary University of London in 2014 and made QMUL my firm choice, it meant that I’d get secure a place in Halls. I was very scared about moving in and living on my own for the first time. But, like me you’re probably not the only person living alone! There’s a lot of support offered within the university to help you settle in such as the housing hub. There are also a vast array of activities throughout the year for those living on campus which help different halls socially interact with each other
Living away from home and moving into a new city may seem overwhelming and challenging: you’re new and don’t know the ropes. But everyone is in the same boat. For me, being a fresher meant that I could meet new people and participate in many activities, whether it was simply watching a film with others or participating in activities on campus. During freshers’ week there are a lot of activities which you will be able to join in with, such as treasure hunts, nights out and walks around the local area. So don’t worry if you’re not a wild animal, because there will always be something for everyone.