Posted on October 26, 2017
Starting university is an exciting time for any student, but it can be somewhat daunting too, particularly if you’re moving away from home for the first time. With a little preparation, however, you can enjoy a smooth transition at this busy stage of your life.
If you’re going to be spending the next few years at university, it makes sense to find out as much as you can about your new location beforehand. Research the university itself, but also get to know what the town or city has to offer in terms of shopping, cultural attractions, entertainment, learning and sport. The more you know beforehand, the easier it will be to settle into your new surroundings, establish a new way of life and make new friends.
To enjoy your university experience and to feel comfortable and happy in your new surroundings, organise your student accommodation as early as possible. The best digs tend to get snapped up first, so if you want to stand a good chance of bagging a place you like at an affordable price, don’t leave this crucial aspect to the last minute.
Once you’ve got your accommodation sorted out from a reputable property provider such as Nest, get hold of an inventory list to find out what is included in your rental package. You’ll save a lot of time, and even money, by knowing what you need to bring along with you beforehand.
If you’re going to be sharing digs with people you haven’t met before, see if you can make prior contact with your fellow flatmates or housemates. Introducing yourself before you move in makes it easier to get to know them first, so you can then focus on familiarising yourself with all the other aspects of your new life.