I always think that winter starts on Guy Fawkes night. The daylight hours are short and the gloves and scarves come out. Be sure to be careful when walking the streets round the university and the favourite areas for housing in Fallowfield and Withington in the dark. Ventilate (that is open a window) in your bedroom to clear any damp. With the heating going condensation forms on the windows and the walls if the rooms are not properly ventilated. Student rooms tend to be crowded with clothes and often clothes are dried in the bedroom so of course it is not a surprise that damp is a problem. It is also a time to time to pick your flatmates for next year as you will soon be looking for properties for the next academic year.