5 Things To Make Sure You’re Popular With Your New Uni Mates

Here’s how you can easily break the ice with your new flatmates.

Making new friends at uni can be hard, but luckily, once you’ve got over the initial awkwardness at the start it will definitely get easier. Although it can be hard, sometimes the best way forward is to make the first move and be the one who reaches out asking if they want to hang out. As scary as that might be, your flatmates are probably nervous too so being the person to make the first move can really help!

If you need some ideas on how to initiate some of those initial conversations, we’ve got all the things you might want to bring to uni with you this year to help make you popular among your flatmates and encourage some ice-breaking activities or bonding.

1. A great selection of bags and accessories your mates can borrow

Borrowing each other’s stuff becomes an essential part of uni life once you’ve bonded with your flatmates. A good place to start forming those bonds is by having a great selection of bags, shoes or clothes that you don’t mind sharing to help break the ice! Thanks to our student discount at Kate Spade you can treat yourself to the latest bags, accessories, jewellery and shoes so you and your friends never run out of the perfect finishing touches to your night out outfits.

Sam Icon Leather Mini Pochette- £149
Heritage Bloom Pendant- £85
Knott Croc-embossed Mini Crossbody Tote- £295

Get a student discount at Kate Spade

2. Snap and save all of their favourite freshers moments

Throughout freshers you’re probably going to want to capture all of your memories so you can remember all of the fun you had. The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is the perfect phone thanks to the immersive screen and advanced camera system. 

With the unique two-display form factor you can turn your phone into a mobile studio with 30x Space Zoom and Dual Preview so  you can easily capture and edit all of your photos from freshers week. Plus the foldable screen makes the phone easy to fit into whatever bag you want to take on your night out, but you can still enjoy a full-screen experience when you want to!
Best of all? Thanks to our student discount you can also claim a free Galaxy Watch6 worth £319 when you buy selected Galaxy Z Fold5 smartphones, plus 10% off!*

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3. A Nintendo Switch

There’s nothing that says flat bonding more than a good game of Mario Kart. A Nintendo Switch is a great ice breaker to get to know your new flatmates and enjoy some fun games if you fancy a break from going out every night during freshers. From competitive games like Mario Party Superstars, Nintendo Switch Sports or Just Dance, owning a Switch is sure to make you popular with your friends queuing up to have a go.

Nintendo Switch Sports Back- £299.99

Get a student discount at My Nintendo Store

4. An ASOS Premier subscription

If word gets out that you have an ASOS Premier Delivery account, you’re probably going to become super popular among your friends who want to borrow it. The subscription is great for last-minute night out outfits or essentials and costs just £.695 for the whole year, giving you free unlimited next-day delivery when you spend over £15, and free standard delivery if you spend less.

As well as last-minute night out shoes or bags, ASOS has some great brands across makeup and skincare too such as Charlotte Tilbury, Cerave, Mac and Lush as well as big brands like adidas, Nike and The North Face, so you can stock up on your faves and enjoy free and speedy delivery all year. Plus, don’t forget you can get a student discount at ASOS too to help you save even more!

Nike Unisex Trend Fleece Oversized Sweatshirt- £49.95
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set- £28

Get a student discount at ASOS

5. A cosy room to hang out in

There’s nothing like a debrief after a night out or chilling in one of your friend’s rooms and watching movies. If you want to have the best room in your flat, you can stock up on uni essentials to make your space your own from Dunelm. Thanks to our student discount, you can transform your simple uni room into your perfect space with blankets, lighting, pillows, rugs and posters. With a bit of time, you can have the most enviable room in your flat and everyone’s going to ask you where you got everything from.

Orange Lava Lamp- £14
Flower Velvet Cushion- £10

Get a student discount at Dunelm

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for all of our great student discounts at Student Beans this freshers to help you save on essentials for uni!

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Kate Spade and Samsung
*Offer valid on Galaxy Z Fold5 512GB in Blue and Grey only. Purchase from Samsung Student & Youth Store Program by 28.09.2023. Free Galaxy Watch6 44mm Bluetooth and separate Fabric Band (Slim, S/M) in color Sand, automatically added to basket. £319 based on Samsung.com RRP. Limited to one free set of Galaxy Watch6 and Fabric Band per order. While stock lasts. Items may be delivered separately.