For new students about to start university, the prospect of getting out and meeting new people can seem like a rather daunting experience. But rest assured, you’re not the only one feeling nervous as all freshers will be feeling the same and our range of social events will ensure that you get to know your new neighbours.
Here at Unilife we go out of our way to make all our students feel welcome and part of our Unilife family from the very first day you arrive. You’ll be met by one of our experienced Unilife team who will help you take your bags up to your studio. Then you’ll be taken on a tour of your building and all its facilities and we’ll introduce you to your new, fellow students along the way.
We pride ourselves on our extensive range of social events that we offer all our students throughout the year starting with our Welcome Party, through to games nights, pizza and movie nights, bowling, picnics, our annual Christmas party and much much more. The best way to stay up-to-date with everything we’re doing is to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we also run regular competitions to win great prizes such as a Go-Pro action camera, FitBit, Dr Dre Beats headphones and Amazon vouchers.
The highlights of this past academic year have been our hugely successful Party in the Park at the University of Portsmouth where we were the main sponsors and we gave out lots of freebies including picnic blankets, ice lollies and our very popular Unilife crowns! Of course, our own residents who attended this event were given VIP treatment. We also hosted Picnic in the Park for our University of Southampton and Southampton Solent students who enjoyed an afternoon of free food and drink and the opportunity to learn some circus skills from a team of professional acrobats and circus entertainers.
It’s no secret, we like to spoil our students
Then there’s the little gifts that you’ll find hanging on your studio door or in the entrance to your building from us throughout the year, such as chocolates on Valentine’s Day and at Easter and Christmas, handwritten birthday cards, cookies and muffins and sweet treats at Halloween.
Don’t forget that when you’re not busy studying you can head down to our common rooms to take advantage of the PS4, or watch the latest match on our sports channels or simply relax and socialise with friends. If you fancy staying in shape, then why not try out our gym facilities with running machines and free weights.
Unilife is your home from home, so whatever you need, we’ve got it covered. Our helpful team is on call 24/7 so we really can offer the ultimate student living experience.