This was me exactly a year ago! I was so nervous and afraid but let me tell you one year later I look back and realize although the nerves were perfectly normal and expected, they were completely unnecessary.
Freshers week is going to be absolute chaos usually, you’ll either go to all the events with your new flatmates or you’ll do whatever it is you want to and meet new people at these events. I wanted to go to all the events that the uni put up itself but there was this one girl that I lived with (who later left uni as it wasnt her cup of tea) that had changed her course and was re-doing her first year who said that the “cool” thing was to go to all these other clubs and things. Fair to say despite being the only one from my flat to went to all the uni events I had an absolute blast. Later on, my flatmates and I all bonded and I didn’t have to look back and regret not making my own decisions. Don’t put too much pressure on freshers - it’s usually so crowded and a massive party and everyone being quite nervous and trying to counteract that with copious amounts of alcohol but it’s great nonetheless. However, the nights out tend to get much better as you get to know new people and make some close friends and everything cools down a bit. I’m more excited for this years freshers than last :)
When you do finally meet your new flatmates it will be different and strange but believe me within about 3 minutes you’ll be getting along absolutely fine! Remember you’re all in the same boat, just be friendly, smile and be yourself. As soon as you’ve met the first person it’ll be absolutely fine anyway. Everyone’s going to be eager to meet you and your first year is going to be an absolute blast believe me. I wish I was going back into first year again, it was incredible. Be outgoing, bite the bullet and have the time of your life! Dont let yourself over-stress about anything. If you have any other questions feel free to ask, I’d be happy to help :)