ForeignStudents.com editor Andy is not too long out of university and can (vaguely) remember his own Freshers' Week. He also meets hundreds of students every year in the midst of it all. He's brought together the seven deadly mistakes everyone makes during Freshers' Week so you don't have to (including the old tin foil room above).
1) Going too big, too early
For most people Freshers' Week is 7 straight nights of drinking until the early hours. Your first week at university doesn't come round too often, so that's ok- going out is a large part of the process of making new friends. Getting so smashed on the first night that you a) embarrass yourself b) can't remember who your new friends are c) can't make it out for the next few nights, isn't the perfect start.
2) Not eating
With the constant socialising, food can often be forgotten about. A recent survey claimed that more than three quarters of students don't know how to boil an egg and 57% can't cook vegetables (supposedly). Despite your 18-year-old body being able to cope with almost anything you throw at it, it will soon wilt if you don't eat. Eating is not cheating, and however much you try and persuade yourself, Guinness does not count as one of your five a day.