As soon as I arrived at SOAS, I was bombarded with smiles, hellos, thank-you's and lots of directions. I attended a workshop on Consent which helped to prepare and shape students on what they could expect their experience at SOAS to be like. It focused on establishing a solid understanding of the society we live in and how we as a SOAS student accept or challenge these societal norms and values. There were many workshops happening including arts and crafts, language sessions and interactive discussions on self care. My top tips would be to make sure you walk into your Uni open minded and ready to soak up everything that is offers. Sign up and do as many taster sessions of society's that you can and possibly continue the ones you enjoy as it will give you a better sense of purpose whilst being at the school. You also will meet a lot of interesting and cool people in these societies. Get to know the whole university so you have options during study time and chill time.