Top Tips for Freshers: don't forget the morph suit

By Anna Sheinman, September 12, 2013
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From left, our experts: Brett Bernstein, Hannah Pupkewitz and Jonny Singer

From left, our experts: Brett Bernstein, Hannah Pupkewitz and Jonny Singer

Being a Fresher is never easy, so we asked seasoned students and recent graduates to offer their top tips.

Jonny Singer, 21, studied history at Cambridge.

He said: “Don’t sign up for a mailing list and then say: ‘Oh, I’ll go in a few weeks’. The longer you leave it, the more intimidating it will look as groups form. Go to the first, second and third meetings/sessions and you’ll quickly be considered an important member of the team.”

Hannah Pupkewitz, 22, has just graduated from Nottingham where she studied English and history.

She said: “Whether it’s JSoc, a hall night out or a society meet-up, there are lots of themed parties and events, so bring lots of fancy dress costumes. Wings, cat ears, a leopard onesie, a tie, face paints, glitter, a suit, maybe even a morph suit!”

Brett Bernstein, 21, studies clinical medicine at University College London.

He said: “Visit friends from home at their JSocs. It’s chance to meet loads of Jews from all over and to show off your own JSoc when they return the favour.”

Last updated: 1:11pm, September 13 2013