Posted on August 21, 2019
As the summer holidays come to a close, many students will be planning their return to university. Even if you’re a seasoned student preparing to go into your second, third or fourth year, the return to uni after a long break can still feel daunting.
A new year can bring changes in both your academic and personal life as a student; new modules, new course mates and perhaps new living arrangements. So, what are the best ways to prepare for your return to university this autumn?
Needless to say, your living arrangements will play a huge part in how well you settle in during your next academic year. Have your housing plans sorted well in advance of your return whether you’re choosing to stay in halls or move on to a private rental. If you’re on the ball, you can begin looking into arranging extras such as TV packages, internet and home insurance too.
Applying for Government-funded student finance can take time so ensure that this is a top priority and that your finances will be under control in time for freshers’ week. You should also think about any additional monies you’ll have from part-time work and plan a budget that will see you through the term.
You’ll probably have some reading to do over the holidays. Make use of this time as the first few weeks back will probably be spent in a whirl of unpacking, settling in and getting used to your new timetable. Even if you don’t have any reading, it can still be a good idea to research your course details, so you know what’s coming.
Depending on how far away you’re moving for university, it might be a while until you see your friends and family again so make the most of your time at home!