September will see thousands of students from all over the country make the move to Glasgow and the wider Clyde Valley area to start their university careers as Fresher’s Week kicks off in most of the main universities.

Fresher’s Week serves as a time for students to settle into their new surroundings and get to grips with university life. The University of Glasgow’s Fresher’s Week will run from the 16th – 20th September, and will feature famous faces such as Scott Mills, Des Clarke and The Maccabees.

Other Fresher’s events are also being held by Glasgow Caledonian University from the 15th to the 20th September, and the University of Strathclyde from the 14th to the 21st September, which will include The View, Daniel Sloss and Ella Eyre, who famously collaborated with Rudimental earlier this year.

Fresher’s Week can be a daunting time for any new student, but the best advice is to get involved as soon as possible and get stuck into a wide range of activities. Fresher’s Week is the perfect time to get to know fellow students and make new friends, so introduce yourself to as many people as you can. As well as familiarising yourself with the social aspects of student life, you also need to make sure you have everything you need to survive the semester on campus. Kitting out a new student digs can be an expensive task, but luckily there is plenty of help out there. Some student unions run charity sales of second hand homeware. Or, if you would prefer something new, have a look at a competition currently running at Tesco direct, where you can win £1000 worth of university essentials. All you have to do is answer nine simple questions to find out what kind of student you are, and share the result with your friends to be in with a chance of winning. Nervous students should remember that they are not alone: Glasgow has one of the biggest student populations in the UK, with 45,000 students currently living in the city.