In the lead up to Freshers 2019 we are giving you 10 top tips to kick start your life at TL…
1. We know moving away from home can be daunting…
Join our Trinity Laban Freshers 2019 Facebook group to see who you will be studying with and reach out to new friends early on!
2. Fancy seeing some live music to kick off the year?
South East London is packed with cool bars, pubs and venues to satisfy your musical needs. Here are some of our local favourites:
- Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich
- The Duke, Deptford
- The Birds Nest, Deptford
- The Amersham Arms, New Cross
- The New Cross Inn, New Cross
- Buster Mantis, Deptford
3. Follow the Trinity Laban Students’ Union
The SU is here to help make your experience at Trinity Laban the best it can be. Throughout 2019/20 they will be helping students set up societies, providing you with spaces to relax, and putting on great events. They are also here to represent your views, concerns and aspirations, and to answer any questions you may have – be they about welfare, academic issues or anything else.
4. Be a savvy spender!
Life as a student can take its toll on your bank account so here are some ways you can save those pennies:
1. Get a 16-25 railcard and save 1/3 off rail travel.
2. Sign up for an NUS card and Unidays to save money with lots of student discounts.
3. Take advantage of young people’s schemes at the Royal Opera House, Barbican and Tate for cheap entry to shows and exhibitions.
4. sign up to Student Pulse London, a discounted ticket and loyalty scheme for classical music concerts.
5. Sign up for the Health Cash Plan at Trinity Laban Health to save money on treatments.
5. Explore the local area
The vibrant communities of Greenwich, New Cross and Deptford are some of the most creative and cultural areas of London. With the bright lights of Central London only a short train ride away, these thriving communities are much loved by Trinity Laban students. Here they share with you some of their favourite places to hang out in SE London.
6. Here to help
Student Services offer a range of support services to ensure your time at Trinity Laban is as comfortable as possible. You can find them on the ramp at the Laban building from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday during Freshers week, so make sure to pop in and say hello.
7. Dance and Musical Theatre students assemble
South/East London is home to an exciting array of theatres and studios to keep you on your toes. Here are some of our favourites:
- Greenwich Dance, Woolwich, dance classes and studio space
- Kindred Yoga, Deptford, yoga classes
- BASE dance studios, Vauxhall, dance classes
- TripSpace, Haggerston, dance/ yoga classes and studio space
- Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale, dance classes and studio space
- Mountview, Peckham, dance classes and theatre
- The Albany, Deptford, theatre and live performance
- The Bridge Theatre, London Bridge, theatre and live performance
- Bold Tendencies, Peckham, art, culture and film
- The CLF Art Café at Bussey Building, Peckham , fringe theatre, comedy and club nights
- hARTslane, New Cross – arts and contemporary dance installations
- Stratford Circus, Stratford, Theatre
8. See a show
What better way to start your time at TL than to come and see a show at the Laban Theatre. Come and see us at The Freshers Fair on Tuesday the 10th September to find out about student offers and deals… see you there!
9. Come to the Freshers Fair on Tuesday 10th September
There will be chances to talk with TL staff, join societies and unions, and meet contacts in the industry, plus much more. Also, did we mention, there will be lots of free goodies!
10. Trinity Laban is open
With students from over 60 countries studying at Trinity Laban we are proud to be an international community. Why don’t you try learning hello in some different langauges?
Bonjour! Hallo! Guten Tag! Nǐ hǎo! Hei!
To find out more about the range of events available for Freshers 2019 visit the TLSU Website.